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Louis Melchor, the
principal of North Warren
announced today that John
R. Burns has been named a
Commended Student in the
2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of
Commendation from the
school and National Merit
(NMSC), which conducts the
program, will be presented to
this scholastically talented

About 34,000 Commended
Students throughout the
nation are being recognized
academic promise. John
placed among the top five
percent of more than 1.5
million students who entered
the 2016 competition by
taking the 2014 Preliminary
SAT/ National Merit Scholarship
“This young man being
Student has demonstrated
outstanding potential for
academic success”, commented a spokesperson for
NMSC. “This student represents a valuable national
resource; recognizing his
accomplishments, as well as
the key role his school plays
in his academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope
that this recognition will help
broaden his educational
opportunities and encourage
him as he continues his

located at 301 West Main
Street in Pen Argyl, will be
accepting Christmas applications November 9th and
10th from 9am to 3pm, and
5pm to 8pm. All applicants
will need to have their current
driver's license/state ID, proof
of address, and proof of age
for children 12 and under.
The Bangor Area School
District will hold Ski and
Snowboard Club sign-ups
on October 28th and 29th
for students in fifth through
12th grades. Sign-ups will
be held in the middle school
auditorium at 7pm. This is
the only time for students to
sign up for the club. A parent
and child must attend one of
these nights in order to
participate in the club. If you
can’t make it, you must
contact the advisors before
the meeting date, not after. All
online payments must be
completed on time; no exceptions. Information packets are
available on the high school,
middle school and DeFranco
websites. Questions regarding
the club can be directed to
Mrs. Diane Lobb, at 610599-7011, ext. 1027.
The East Bangor Methodist Church is holding it's
monthly pastie sale on
November 3rd. Pickup will
be at the Church, located at
136 W. Central Avenue in
Bangor, at 3:30pm Choices
are beef with or without onion

and broccoli cheese with or
without onion. Call 610-5881745 to order.
East Bangor United Methodist Community Church is
holding a Gertrude Hawk
fundraiser. Orders must be
in by November 15th. For
more information or to order,
call Diane at 610-588-2397.
Network, the family center
serving the Bangor Area
School District, has sent out
a needs assessment survey
to each household in the
school district. Residents,
with or without school age
children, are asked to complete the survey and return
it by November 16th. This
anonymous survey is important because it will provide
information that will enable
the Slater Family Network to
better serve the Bangor Area
Community. For residents of
Portland, please write in
number one. If you have any
questions regarding this
survey, please contact the
Slater Family Network Office
at 610-599-7019.
The Pen Argyl Alumni
Association is sponsoring a
trip to “Deck the Halls” at
Theater on November 28th.
The trip includes dinner, show
and all tax and gratuities. For
more information or tickets,
call Bill Ruggiero at 610863-6297.
The Slate Belt Heritage
Center has commenced a
new project and is asking

for volunteers to assist them
in reading and summarizing
over 4,000 letters written by
Slate Belt World War II
soldiers. These letters were
written to Horace and Mona
Strunk, who were editors and
founders of the Homefront
Magazine. This magazine
was distributed throughout all
the different war areas and
kept local boys in touch with
home. Working hours for this
project are Mondays, 9am to
noon, and Tuesday through
Friday, 1pm to 4pm. If interested, or for additional information,
email or
call 610-588-8615.
Slate Belt Health and
Rehabilitation is looking for
volunteers. If you enjoy
talking, singing, dancing,
exercising, reading, and more,
and would like to share your
gifts with the residents, stop
by 701 Slate Belt Boulevard
in Bangor for an application
or call 610-588-6161. Volunteers must be at least 16 years
The Ladies Auxiliary of
the Mt. Bethel Volunteer
Fire Company is seeking
new members and volunteers. If you are interested
and would like further information, contact Gail at 570897-6293 or Kris at 610-3927975.
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
near the mosoleum. Donations can be sent to Carol
Hummel c/o St. John’s Cemetery, 136 Messinger Street,
Bangor, PA 18013.
Please Note that in last
weeks edition of The PRESS
(10/21/15), four senior members of the Bangor High
School Marching Band
were missed. Those students
were: Deanna Chiapuzzi,
Alyssa Clarke, Michael
Davanzo, and Kristofer
Swanson. We sincerely
apologize that those names
were not listed on the roster
we were given.
Congratulations to the
Slate Belt Chamber of
Commerce's 2015 Business
Person of the Year, Jim
Gloria of Totts Gap Art
Institute; 2015 Volunteer of

the Year, Donald Jones;
2015 Elected Official of the
Year, Mayor Joseph Angelini of Roseto Borough; and
2015 Student Spirit Award
Recipient, Cassandra Miller
from Pen Argyl High

The Frelinghuysen Township Recreation Committee
and Municipal Alliance will
together at Town Hall on
Saturday, October 31st
from 4pm to 8pm. The
hayride will be from 4pm to
6pm. Refreshments will be
served. There will also be a
Halloween lighting contest
for Frelinghuysen Township
residents. Please pre-register
before October 25th at Town
Hall. Judging will be on
October 30th for spookiest,
and most original decorations.
Mental Illness (NAMI) will
be hosting a presentation
and discussion on Borderline Personality Disorder on
November 5th at 7pm, at
Bridgeway, located at 93
Stickles Pond Road, in
Newton. The public is
welcome to attend free of
charge. For information or
directions, call 973-214-0632.
On Saturday November
14th, Blairstown township
will be holding a public land
clean-up day. Blairstown
volunteer groups, such as
scouts, school groups and
church groups, can earn
money while helping the
community. Each group must
contain six people, including
an adult, with a maximum of
two groups per organization.
If you are interested, meet at
the recycling center located
on Lambert Road at 8:30am
to fill out paperwok. For more
information, call Maureen at
Religious education classes
at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex
County have begun. Children ages three through 12
will participate in a
program called “Sing to the
Power,” which includes
lessons and activities that
help children explore ways
they can use their different
forms of personal power to
effect positive change in the

world. The classes are held
every Sunday from 10:30am
to noon in the fellowship hall,
located at One West Nelson
Street in Newton. For further
information, call 570-8282732
Free exercise classes will be
held for adults at town hall
in Johnsonburg. Classes are
an hour long on Monday and
Wednesday at 10am, and
Saturday at 9am; or Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday at
4:45pm. For more information,
tm, call Cathy at 908-8527426, or email cathy@cathy
Blairstown Recreation is
sessions of Zumba, PiYo,
Pilates and Yoga for adults
and teens. Zumba will be
held Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6pm to 7pm now
through December 10th at
Blair Academy Dance Studio.
PiYo is offered on Fridays,
now through November 20th
from 8:30am to 9:15am at the
Evangelical Free Church of
Blairstown. Pilates will be
held Tuesday and Thursday
mornings from 9:15am to
10:15am at the Evangelical

Free Church now through
November 19th, and Yoga
will be held Mondays and
Wednesdays from 6pm to
6:50pm at Catherine Dickson
Hofman Library. For more
information, visit www.
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: 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.
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
Services Advisory Council is
as follows: November 24th
(location TBD) at 1:30pm.
Meetings will be held in the
Freeholder Meeting Room at
the Wayne Dumont Jr.
located at 165 Rt. 519 S. in

Adult Fiction: Andrews,
Mary Kay: Beach Town;
Brown, Sandra: Friction;
Bushnell, Candace: Killing
Monica; Dickens, Charles: A
Christmas Carol And Other
Christmas Writings; Fisher,
Suzanne Woods: Christmas
At Rose Hill Farm; Gabhart,
Ann: Christmas At Harmony
Hill; Gilman, Susan Jane: The
Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard
Street; Krueger, William
Kent: Ordinary Grace; Miller,
Robert Tate: Forever Christmas; Rice, Luanne: Silver
Bells; Schoenewaldt, Pamela:
Selleck, Cassie: The Pecan
Man; Slaughter, Karin: Pretty
Adult Non Fiction: Larson,
Kate Clifford: Rosemary, The
Hidden Kennedy Daughter;
Osteen, Joel: I Declare, 31
Promises To Speak Over
Your Life; Stephens, John
Richard: Weird History 101.

Young Adult Fiction:
Maas, Sarah: A Court Of
Thorns And Roses; Mckissack, Pat: The Clone Codes.
Easy Reader Fiction:
Parish, Peggy: Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia.
Easy Fiction: Bedford,
David: I’ve Seen Santa!;
Berenstain, Stan: The Bears’
Christmas; Bonning, Tony:
Kiss The Frog; Bunting, Eve:
The Pumpkin Fair; Hapka,
Cathy: Merry Christmas,
Curious George; May, Robert
Lewis: Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer; Mayer,
Mercer: The Night Before
Christmas; Mcgrath, Barbara:
The M&ms Christmas Book;
Mortensen, Denise: Good
Night, Engines; Rickards,
Lynne: Jacob O’reilly Wants
A Pet; Schulz, Charles: A
Charlie Brown Christmas;
Teckentrup, Britta: How Big
Is The World?’

Bangor Women's Club Fall
Card Party: October 29th,
11:30am. FMI, call Ellen
Prudenti at 570-897-5787.
Rummage & Bake Sale:
October 30th, 8am-4pm &
October 31st, 8am-2pm. St.
John’s Lutheran Church, 12
N. Westbrook Ave., Pen
Argyl. FMI, call Dawn at
Sprint 5K: October 31st,
7:30am. FMI, call 610-8614145 or register online at
Halloween Party: October
31st, 1pm-3pm. Upper Mt.
Bethel Fire House, Rt. 611,
Mt. Bethel.
College Open House: October 31st, 10am-12:30pm,
Monroe Campus; & November 21st, 10am-2pm. Bethlehem Campus. FMI, visit
or call 610-861-5550.
East Bangor UMCC Free
Spaghetti Dinner: November 1st, 4pm-6pm. 136 W.
Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East
Bangor, FMI, call 610-5884453 or visit
East Allen Twp. Vol. Fire

Dept. Bingo: November
1st, 11:30am. 5354 NorBath Blvd., Northampton.
FMI, call 610-767-7140.
Weona Park Pool Pals
Meeting: November 2nd,
7pm. St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 12 N. Westbrook
Ave., Pen Argyl. Those
interested in having a community pool in Pen Argyl
without raising taxes come.
Bangor High School's
November 4th, 7:30pm. M.
Craig Paine Performing Arts
Indoor performance by the BAHS Marching Band complete with our
2015 Halftime Show. FMI,
Forks of the Delaware
Chapter #14, Society of PA
Palmer Memorial Library, 1
Weller Place, Easton. FMI,
call 908-750-4110.

Matamoras, Ave. H & Third
St., Matamoras.
Spaghetti Dinner: November 7th, 4pm-7pm. St. John
Ev. Lutheran Church, 12 N.
Westbrook Ave., Pen Argyl.
FMI, call 610-863-5365.
Oldies Dance: November
7th, 6pm-10pm. Bangor
Elks, 120 Broadway, Bangor.
FMI, contact Sharon at 610390-6692 or email sharond
Country Festival & Craft
Fair: November 7th, 9am2pm. Salem UCC of Moorestown, 2218 Community Dr.,
Bath (Rt. 946).
Slate Belt Area Knights of
Columbus Father DeNisco
Council #3862 Spaghetti
Dinner: November 8th,
11am-5pm. Council Home,
1680 W. Bangor Rd.,
Bangor. Take-outs avail.

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur
November 5th, 7:30pm.
Bethlehem Twp. Comm.
Center, 2900 Farmersville
Rd., Bethlehem. FMI, visit or call 610432-8286.

Bangor & Roseto American
Foreign Wars and Order of
the Elks Veterans Day
Remembrance Ceremony:
November 11th, 10am.
Memorial Park, Eisenhart
Blvd., Bango. Guest speakers: State Senator Mario
Scavello & State Rep. Joe

Annual Holiday Bazaar:
November 7th, 9am-2pm.
United Methodist Church of

Inaugural Harold Klump
Sr. Memorial Tournament:
November 14th, 1pm. Door

prizes, raffle & bake sale.
Register by November 11th.
FMI or to register, call 610258-0221.
Bazaar & Bake Sale:
November 14th. Young Hall
at the church, 1410 Ackermanville Rd., Bangor.
17th Annual Senior Prom:
November 14th, 1pm-4pm.
Pocono Family YMCA, 809
Theme: The Great Gatsby
Gala. Open to anyone 55yrs
or older, and those who enjoy
the company of a fun mature
crowd.Dress to impress
.FMI, contact Deborah Lang
at 570-421-2525 ext. 139 or
dlang@pocono .
Christmas Bazaar: November 20th, 10am-7pm &
21st, 9am-3pm. East Bangor
UMCC, 136 W. Central Ave.
(Rt. 512), E. Bangor. FMI,
call 610-588-4453 or visit
Craft & Vendor Bazaar:
November 21st, 10am-4pm.
Hope UCC, Wind Gap.
Washington Twp. Vol. Fire
Co. Ladies Aux. Holiday
Cash Bingo: November
22nd, 11am. The Washington, 920 Washington Blvd.,
Bangor. FMI or tickets, call
Shirley at 610-863-4603 or
Sandy at 610-599-9976.

France at a Glance: Mondays, Now-November 23rd,
3:15pm-4:30pm. Blairstown
Elementary School Library.
Classes are for boys & girls
grades 1st-3rd. FMI, visit
North Warren Democratic
Club Meeting: October
28th, 7pm. Catherine Dickson Hofman Library, Lambert
Rd., Blairstown.
contact Fred Cook at 908362-6808
Free Historic Main Street &
Cemetery Walking Tour:
October 31st, 1pm. First
Presbyterian Church lobby, 1
Main St., Blairstown. FMI
call the Blairstown Historic
Preservation Committee at
Walpack Historical Society
4-Mile Loop Hike: November 1st, 11am. Rosenkrans
Museum in Walpack Center,
Walpack Twp. No children
under 10 years old. No strollers. FMI, call 973-948-4903.
Eyes of the Wild: November
5th, 11am. Warren County
Library, located at 2 Shotwell
Dr., Belvidere. Sign up at
Holiday Bazaar: November
6th & 7th, 9am-4pm. Broadway UMC, 2233 Rt. 57,
Broadway. FMI, call 908689-8879.
Pancake & Sausage Supper:
November 7th, 4:30pm7pm. Walnut Valley UMC,
Vail Rd. at Rt. 94, Blairstown.
FMI, contact Christie at christiebende
Free Holiday Bazaar for

Caregivers: November 8th,
Noon-3pm. The Manor/
Belvidere Firehouse, 689
Water St., Belvidere. FMI,
call Robin at 973-993-1160
ext. 305, or email Robin.
Tranquility UMC Fish &
Chips Dinner: November
12th, from 5pm-7pm. Tranquility Comm. House, 4
Kennedy Rd., (Rt. 611) Rt.
517. Eat-in or take-out.
Advance ticket reservations
strongly recommended. FMI,
call 908-850-1092 or 973786-5318.
The Raptor Show: November 13th, 6pm-7pm. North
Warren Regional H.S., 10
Advance Ticket Sales Avail.
FMI, Call 908-362-8211, ext.
Free Family Law seminar:
November 11th, 7pm-9pm.
Warren Co. Outreach site, 35
Main St., Blairstown. FMI or
to register, call Project SelfSufficiency at 973-940-3500.
North Warren Lions Club
Dinner Show: November
14th, 7pm. Belvidere Manor,
689 Water St., Belvidere.
Show Titled: Star Struck.
Tickets: $45 per person,
includes: show, buffet dinner,
beverages & cash bar. FMI
or tickets, call Bob Brandt at
Sansone at 973-650-2879.
8th Annual Holiday Craft
Show & Breakfast with
Santa: December 12th,
School, 10 Noe Rd., Blairstown.
NWRnationalartshonorsociet or call 908362-8211, ext. 1303.

Easton Hospital received
two Blue Distinction Center
designations from the Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Association for cardiac care and
maternity care.
Easton Hospital was evaluated using objective data
hospital compare publically
available measures, Blue
Plan claims data and plan
”These designations recognize our commitment to
delivering quality specialty
care that is safe, and effective,” says CEO John Zidansek.

Dear Editor,
The Knowlton Township
Board of Education has a
very important referendum
on the November 3rd ballot.
The BOE currently consists
of nine members. However,
we had two members who
stepped down last summer

and we have been functioning with seven members
since then. Over the past
year, we have tried to find
someone to be willing to
make the commitment to
join the BOE, but no one
has shown interest.
This is a problem for two
reasons. First, we are out of
compliance for the state.
While there is no actual
penalty, we are obligated to
continue to find replacements. The second reason is
that it is more difficult to
have a quorum to conduct
business. Although we have
seven members, since there
are nine seats, the quorum is
still five and not four.
Our solution is to decrease

the size of the Board to
seven members. This must
be approved by public vote.
enrollment, stagnant growth
in the town, and lack of
volunteers, we feel that the
best option is a decrease in
size so that we can continue
to function effectively.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact
me or any other BOE
member. Our contact information is available on the
school website at www.
Thank you,
Bethany Summers
President, KTES BOE
*Please Note: The views
opinions expressed in
Letter to the Editor do
directly represent those of
PRESS or its staff.

The cardiac team at Easton
Hospital was also awarded
earlier this year with two
awards of the highest honor
for heart attack prevention
and treatment from the
American Heart Association,
the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the
American College of Cardiology.
“We are proud of our
accomplishments this year,”
says Lori Jones, RN, director
of cardiovascular services.
The team entered an elite
category, one of only 55
hospitals in the country to
earn the Heart Attack
Receiving Center. “The Blue
Distinction recognition again
confirms that we are doing
all we can to care for patients
who live with cardiac
The recognition for the
maternity team comes with
the emphasis of decreasing
the number of early elective

“The physicians, nurses and
staff in our maternity department are delighted that the
youngest of our patients are
receiving care before and
after delivery that is being
recognized by a national
Fisher, RN, MSN, director of
the maternal newborn unit.
“Having a baby is an exciting time in a woman’s life,”
says Zidansek. “We are dedicated to providing quality
care during this special time.
This award demonstrates that
Easton Hospital is a 254bed acute care teaching
hospital serving more than
Northampton County and the
five surrounding counties in
Jersey. Founded in 1890, the
hospital is celebrating its
125th anniversary in 2015.
The hospital offers an active

which sees more than 32,000
annual visits; a cardiac care
program recognized as an
accredited Chest Pain Center
and one of 55 designated
Heart Attack Receiving
Centers in the country; a
Center for Orthopedics, Joint
and Spine which is accredited by the Joint Commission
for both total-hip and totalknee replacement; a certified
Primary Stroke Center; a
program designated as an
accredited center in Bariatric
Surgery; and the Easton
Regional Cancer Center
which is a Fox Chase Cancer
Center Partner. In addition,
the hospital maintains two
fullyaccredited residency training
programs in surgery and
internal medicine. For more
information and a complete
list of services offered at
Easton Hospital, visit the

Ciao Amici,
Living in Roseto, PA, back
when it was safe, exciting and
the best place to live, no one
had a key, our doors were
never locked. Day and night,
Garibaldi Avenue was filled
with people all year long.
Butcher shops, tailor shops,
barber shops, stores, restaurants, bar rooms, bakeries,

clubs, mills, factories, hotels,
gas stations, schools, post
office, pharmacy, grocery
stores, beauty salons, dress
shops, hardware stores and
Besides aunts and uncles we
had great aunts and great
uncles living in our town. It
was comforting knowing
people on every block. The
guys hanging out playing
wiffle ball, kickball and Tag.
Girls playing jump rope, hide
and seek, red light green light
and hop scotch. The site of
clothes hanging on clothes
lines, with people sitting on
their stoops, or porches while
on their rocking chairs. We
cooled off in the summer with
the hose in the backyard. No
one ever moved away - why
move from Heaven?
We were all together, safe and
happy every day. Even though
days and nights have found the
towns businesses closing and

the townspeople going separate
ways, we will always have
those precious memories of a
time we shared and hold close
to our heart; we remember,
A ogni uccello il suo nido è
bello - There is no place like
home. (Literally, to every bird,
its own nest is beautiful).
Con cordiali saluti,
“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,
click on mailing list and enter
your email. Send your Roseto
stories, recipes and comments
to portipasto@epix. net or call
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.


If there was one common
factor coming of the Coalition
for Healthy and Safe Communities' four recent town hall
meetings regarding alcohol
and drug abuse, particularly
among youth, in Warren
County, it was that there is
clearly a problem and it's not
something that just one organization, or one person, can do
"It's got to be a group effort"
was the common theme stated
by numerous community
leaders, non-profit organizations, law enforcement, families, and interested citizens at
the four meetings, held in
and Washington.
The Coalition, under the
Connections, a program of the
Family Guidance Center,
hosted the meetings in
collaboration with the Warren
County Prosecutor’s Office,
Resources, the Warren County
Warren County Department of
Human Services, St. Luke’s
Hospital and several Warren
County Municipal Alliances.
The Town Hall meetings were
an opportunity for people to
hear about the community's
concerns, to learn about the
work being done to address
these concerns and to find
ways in which the community
can be involved as part of the
The featured panelists represented parents, law enforcement, healthcare, school,
social media, human services,
recovery and faith-based organizations. The moderators
community relations, business
leaders and policy-makers.
addressed were on barriers to
treatment, prevention education for students, parents and
the medical community,
change to policy on local, state
and federal levels, removing
the stigma of addiction and
advocating for recovery.
The audience included
parents, students, legislators,
members of CALM (Citizen
Against the Legalization of

Marijuana), medical professionals, local agencies, health
and human services agencies
and law enforcement.
Among the topics covered
were abuse trends in the
community, increases in overdoses with decrease in treatment available, increases in
cyber dangers, and more.
Ed Smith, Warren County
Assemblyman Erik Peterson,
who represents parts of
Sussex Counties, strongly
voiced their support for the
work being done, and the
work to come.
prescription narcotic abuse
has become a serious problem
in our communities, schools,
and homes across New
Jersey," said Peterson. "Far
too often, simple prescriptions
- meant to heal our family
members - lead to addicting
them to a deadly heroin addiction. One of the best ways to
prevent these tragedies is to
require education of the medical profession of alternatives
to narcotics for pain management and to educate parents
on the perils of prescription
narcotics so that narcotics are

only prescribed when there is
no alternative and when
prescribed it is with proper
through the efforts of the staff
and volunteer members of the
Coalition for Healthy and Safe
Communities, work diligently
with the assistance of community agencies, law enforcement and school personnel to
concerns, increase community
awareness, provide drug and
alcohol education and create a
safer school and community
environment for our youth.
"The Town Hall meeting are
part of a long range plan to
tackle the tough issues we
now face," said the Coalition's
Coordinator, MaryJo Harris.
"The Coalition has been active
for two years and this was
another step in making the
community aware of what's
solutions to these problems."
To get more information or to
find out how you can get
involved, call 908-223-1985
and ask for either Diane
Bonelli or MaryJo Harris. You
can also email Project Assistant Kim Spangenberg at Or

Kevin Stahl, a Life Scout in
Belvidere Troop 141, is
currently working on his
Eagle Scout Project. Kevin
is a sophomore at Belvidere
High School and a member
of the Boys Varsity Soccer
For his Eagle Project Kevin
is building a memorial at the
municipal fields in Harmony
Township to honor both the
living and deceased veterans
of his township. He is hoping
to complete the project in the
spring of 2016. Kevin is
currently seeking donations
to cover the cost of the
memorial stone and the landscaping around the memorial.
If you are interested in
contributing to his Eagle
Project, checks can be made

payable to “Boy Scout Troop
141” c/o Kevin Stahl 19
Merrill Creek Road Washington, NJ 07882 or you may

The Bangor Park Board
would like to thank everyone
who assisted in making this
year’s Octoberfest a huge
success. Thank you to all the
volunteers, judges, vendors,
pumpkin carvers and everyone else who helped to make
this an enjoyable event. In
addition, we would like to
thank the following people:
Bangor Borough, Bangor
Police Department, The
Bangor Fire Department for
the lights, Kevin Strawn for
electrical, Todd Albert and
Boy Scout Troop #38 for
setting up and camping out to

guard the pumpkins, Frontier
Street Market, Dally Amusement, Wind Gap Burger
King, Al Burkholder and
True Blue Farm, Bangor
High School National Art
Honor Society, Lori Laubach
and Girl Scout Troop #81 for
working at our Pumpkin
Pond Booth and Scott and
Denise Edwards for the
straw and cornstalks. A
special thanks to Greg and
Chad Diomedo for running
the hay ride and to the
Bangor Elks for running the
The First Place winners of
the Themed Pumpkin display
was “The Addams Family”

by Sherry, Gail, Sheila,
Becky and Mandy. The
Second Place winners for
“Under the Sea ” by Janet
and Roberta and Third Place
winners for “Flower Bed" by
Girl Scout Troop 81.
The winners of the
Children’s Costume Contest
were as follows: Ages 0-23
months: Prettiest- Ella Fay,
Funniest-Seth Hendershot,
Scariest- Eddie Povenski and
Most Original-Cori Conrad.
For Ages 2-4: Prettiest-Alexi
McMullen, Scariest- Cameron Debiasse, Most Original- Avery Strouse.
Ages 5-10: Prettiest-Zoe

Strouse and Most OriginalShea Jones. For Ages 11-15:
Funniest- Gage HeckmanPhillips, Scariest- Logan
McNulty and Most originalShannon
Allison Osborne.
This event would not have
been possible without all the
hard work and donations of
the volunteers, businesses
and organizations. If you
would like to volunteer for
this event next year or any
other Bangor Park Board
sponsored event please call
Debbie at 610-588-1879 or
email at bangorparkboard

Did you know that each year
one in 50 children experience
homelessness, and New
Jersey Ranks No. 16. That is
where the organization The
Family Promise Of Warren
County, which is based out of
Oxford, helps homeless families. They first provide the

essentials to homeless families such as food, clothing and
shelter. They accept up to
four families (14 people) and
do not limit the amount of
time in the Network. They
provide transportation to the
Family Resource Center and
back. It is at there that adults

are provided with professional case management. The
parents are helped to find a
job, child care and any
From September 16th to
October 16th the Warren
County Board of Realtors

collected items to donate to
the organization.
For more information on
the organization and how,
what and where you can
donate to this wonderful
organization please visit
their website at

Talented singer-songwriter
Chelsea Carlson was a
special part of Village Family
Clinic’s Annual Fall Patient
Appreciation Day on Saturday October 17th. The event
was for current patients, as
well as anyone else who
wanted to learn more about
the clinic. Village Family
located at 1500
Route 517, in the Allamuchy
Corporate Center, Suite 108,
one half-mile north of
Mattar's and next to the
Panther Valley Church.
In addition to the awesome
Chelsea Carlson, there was
fun stuff for kids including a
Bounce House, complimentary
services to current patients,
and free exams to new
patients interested in care.
New patient exams included
free consultation with one of
the doctors, a digital sEMG
spinal analysis and digital

posture analysis.
Village Family Clinic,
which specializes in chiropractic and physical therapy
services, has been serving
Northwest New Jersey for
over 10 years, offering chiropractic
therapy, medical pain management, cold laser, spinal
massage therapy, acupuncture, and more. It is open five
days a week, Monday
through Friday, until 7pm.
Dr. James Fedich,DC, who
was recently honored by the
Allamuchy Fire Department
for his commitment to the
community, is the owner and
clinical director. He has
devoted his career to helping
people with physical drawbacks anywhere from asthma
and allergies to headaches
and back aches. After experiencing a traumatic car
accident as a child and

suffering through agonizing
back pain Dr. Fedich has
made it a point to help each of
his patients just as his chiropractor helped him.
Village Family Clinic is
located right off of Rt. 80,
Exit 19, south on Rt. 517

about one mile on the left. Or
coming from Hackettstown
take Rt. 517 north toward the
Panther Valley Mall. For
more patient and service
information, visit Allamuchy or call

Running your own business
can sometimes seem like a
lonely road to travel. There
isn’t anybody to make the
decisions for you. The buck
stops with you. Every choice
made and the consequences
good or bad all come back to
you. It can be daunting,
writing your own chapters
but ultimately it’s why you
started a business in the first
You learn to take the knock
backs. The lost quotes on
jobs you know you were
perfect for ,become a distant
memory as new opportunities come along. The persistence to keep knocking on
doors, even when they say no
the 1st time and even the 2nd.
Knowing your worth and
helping others come to
realize it and see your value
to them. Being able to keep
your vision and your eye on
the prize or the goal, whilst
tailoring your output to suit
the needs of each client is
In the words of the great
Rocky Balboa “It ain’t about
how hard you hit. It’s about
how hard you can get hit and

keep moving forward.
That’s how you get winning
We have taken our fair share
of hits, some self-made and
some most certainly not.
Getting back up, dusting
yourself down and evaluating the situation fully helps
you prepare for next time,
because there will be a next
Maybe the harder thing to
learn is to realize the good
times and see your successes.
Not just of one particular job
or commission but of the
whole picture. To look
around and think I’ve done
ok. It’s not easy to do. Maybe
that’s a good thing. Keeps
you ambitious and on your
toes. Who knows? Like I said
there are no rule books to
My point is you don’t have
to lose in order for me to win.
Finding solutions that work
for the business as well as the
customer whilst maintaining
honesty and integrity. Now
that’s what I call success.
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By Jennifer Lively

Opioids have been used as
pain medication throughout
U.S. history, but in the 1990's
there was a change in how
medical professionals diagnosed pain. As a result of this
change, more opioids were
ultimately abused. Opioids
are pain medications are often
prescribed for simple injuries,
toothaches, and post-surgery
ailments. In 2011, over 200
million prescriptions were
written for opioids, to be used
for pain management.
Approximately five percent
of all people filling and using
become addicted to opioids.

Opioids are synthetic replication of an Opiate, e.g Heroin.
Opioids and Opiates affect
our brains the same way.
Misuse or abuse of these
drugs makes the possibility
of becoming addicted greater.
More than 4.5 million people
are at risk of addiction
because of the misuse of
prescription opioids. Drug
overdoses are the number one
accidental killer in the US,
and it's primarily driven by
opioid use. Can't believe
these numbers? Check out or stop by
A Clean Slate at the corner of
1st Street and Broadway in
Bangor, PA for more information or call 610-452-9348.

Students at Frelinghuysen
Township School recently
demonstrated their school
spirit while simultaneously
supporting local non-profit
SelfSufficiency by participating in
Crazy Hair Day. Students
styled their hair in a zany
fashion and purchased new
haircare products for distribution to low-income families
through the agency’s food
pantry. School Spirit Day is
celebrated once a month at the
school which serves children
in preschool through sixth
grade in Frelinghuysen Township. Linking the celebration
to support of Project SelfSufficiency was the brainchild
of PTO President Gene Jones.
“We thought about Project
Self-Sufficiency because the
organization does amazing
work within the community,”
noted Jones. “They have
found a niche that so desperately needed to be served and
it has just grown exponentially.”
“We always try to encourage
service learning with our
students and we try to teach

them to put others needs in
front of our own through our
Champions Challenge,” adds
Diaz. “Students come up with
a new challenge each week.
This donation to Project SelfSufficiency fits in perfectly
with the theme of trying to be
champions for other people.”

“Project Self-Sufficiency is
in constant need of donations
of food and personal care
products for our food pantry,”
commented Deborah BerryToon, Executive Director of
“Involving children in the act
of caring for their neighbors
in need is a wonderful way for
the community to demon-

strate their support. We are
very appreciative of the effort
by the students and the
parents within the Frelinghuysen Township school community in making this donation.”
Project Self-Sufficiency’s
mission is to provide the
services necessary for single
displaced homemakers and
improve the quality of their
lives and those of their
children through the attainment of economic selfsufficiency and family stability. Project Self-Sufficiency
offers a supportive familycentered environment where
life issues are addressed
through a combination of
individual counseling, peer
support groups, case management services, parenting skills
training, life skills management training, home visits,
childcare and early childhood
education, family activities
and health education. Since
1986 Project Self-Sufficiency
has served more than 20,500
families, including more than
30,000 children.

Albert M. Falcone, M.D., a
native of Roseto, PA,
Northampton County, was
honored on recently by his
College, for his lifetime
contributions to his profession and the community.
Falcone, Class of 1941,
received the Jacob Albright
Award – the highest honor
bestowed on an Albright
graduate by the College – for
using his liberal arts education to its greatest potential,
making outstanding contributions to the College community, his profession and in
service to society.
Albright also honored
Falcone and his late wife,
Catherine “Kitty” Buzzard,
also of the Class of 1941, by
adding their names to the
College’s Founders Wall for
their vision and generosity.
Al Falcone was raised in
Roseto, the son of Italian
immigrant parents. After
graduating Albright and
Thomas Jefferson Medical
College, he enjoyed a
successful career as an eye,

ear, nose and throat specialist
for more than three decades
in New Jersey. Now retired
and living in Florida, the 95year-old has devoted much
of his life to philanthropy
and service.
He recently donated his
former Westfield, N.J., home
to Albright, the sale of which
netted more than $1.1
million to be put toward the
planned renovation and
expansion of the College’s
library to transform it into a
modern hub of learning.
A bequest in Falcone’s trust
will also establish an
endowed scholarship to
support future pre-med
students and others pursuing
the sciences at Albright.
"I want to do something
more than spend money or

throw it away," said Falcone.
"Because Albright was good
to me, I decided I should
repay and give it to the
school. I’m looking toward
the future of Albright. That’s
the most important thing for
Falcone served his country
during World War II and the
Korean War, and was active
in many civic organizations
in New Jersey, giving
tirelessly to Boys' Town and
Girls' Town of Italy, an organization that helps children
displaced by war, violence
and poverty to build new
lives. The organization is
largely supported by American
Falcone, who served as
president of the central New
Jersey chapter, raised money

for the organization.
Due to health reasons,
Falcone was unable to attend
the awards ceremony or
Founders Wall dedication,
held on Albright’s campus in
Berks County during Homecoming Weekend, October
9th to 11th.
“Al and Kitty’s support of
Albright has earned them the
warmest gratitude from all of
us here at the College, from
faculty and students to trustees and alumni,” said
Albright President Lex O.
McMillan III, Ph.D. “Their
generosity is supporting
initiatives that are at the heart
of our academic enterprise.

(NAPSI)—According to the
American Kennel Club, some
half a million pets are
affected by house fires each
year—but there are steps you
can take so yours aren’t
among them.
The Problem: Pets are often
kept inside the house while
their people are away. Unfortunately, if a fire starts or
there’s a gas leak and the
smoke alarm sounds, pets are
trapped as they can’t call for
This risk can be reduced two
ways. First, it’s a bright idea
to take steps to keep fires
from starting and spreading.
Here are a few hints on how:
• Install smoke detectors, at
least one on each floor and
near bedrooms. Check the
batteries monthly and change
them at least once a year.
• Keep portable and space
heaters at least three feet
from anything that may burn.
Never leave heaters on when

you leave home or go to
sleep. Children and pets
should always be kept away
from them.
• Never smoke in bed or
when you’re sleepy.
• Keep cooking areas clear
of combustibles and wear
short or tight-fitting sleeves
when you cook.
• Keep pot handles turned
inward so they don’t overhang the stove.
• If grease catches fire,
carefully slide a lid over the
pan and smother the flames,
then turn off the burner.
• Lock matches and lighters
away where kids can’t reach
• Don’t leave lit candles
• If an appliance smokes or
has an unusual smell, unplug
it immediately and have it
fixed before you use it again.
• Replace frayed or cracked
electrical cords and don’t
overload extension cords.

They should not be run under
• Never tamper with the fuse
box or use an improper-size
Even the best precautions
can’t prevent all house fires.
The second key to saving
dogs and cats from fires is for
pet owners to find out about
the threat and call for help or
get home as quickly as
That’s where a simple but
vital electrical device can
come in. Once installed, the
Leeo Smart Alert—which
doubles as a sleek, modern
LED night-light and comes in

a variety of colorscontinuously listens for your
smoke and carbon monoxide
detectors. If they sound, the
Leeo Smart Alert immediately calls and texts you so
you can take quick action to
protect your pets and your
The Smart Alert is easy to
set up using the free Leeo
smartphone app for iOS and
Android. No tools or special
installation is requiredsimply plug it in and set up
with your existing Wi-Fi
You can add contact information for friends, family
members or neighbors. If
there’s an alarm in your home
and you don’t immediately
reply to the Smart Alert’s
calls and push notifications, it
will contact your preset
emergency list until someone
It can also let you know
when your home’s temperature and humidity go above
or below thresholds you set.
And you can have peace of
mind knowing that your pets
and possessions are safe from
For further facts, visit or call 888487-LEEO.

Hello, fellow readers!
I always enjoy hearing from
Craig of Frelinghuysen, NJ,
without exception his garden
dilemmas always bring a
chuckle. Remember his
willows gone wild with the
icky sticky slime? Well, this
time he has two rings that
have made reoccurring visits
in his lawn over the past few
years in the exact same
place. Each one is about 10
feet wide and spaced five
feet apart.
He and Caroline live in
front of a farm field and
thought perhaps pesticides
used over the years are causing the mysterious rings.
Their wellhead is located in
the vicinity so the worry of
warranted. Craig worried the
worst – that they'd discover
contamination that would be
cause for chemical remediation costing tens of thousands of dollars. “Maybe it
would be best to sell and get
out of Dodge before the
discovery.” Holy moly!
Leave it to Craig to drill
down to get to the bottom of
the mystery. So much so that

he literally dug a three foot
hole to investigate if indeed
he had something buried in
the yard - perhaps old abandoned silos he thought? Then
Caroline’s research offered
relief revealing they likely
have fairy rings.
Fairy rings show up in
lawns during spring and
appear as dark green or
brown circular bands ranging
in size from a few inches to
fifty feet. The fairy ring
fungus grows outward a few
inches to several feet a year.
develop in a circle outside of
the rings during spring and
fall after periods of heavy
thought that the mushrooms
appeared where fairies had
danced the night before hence the name fairy ring.
Other folklore tells us that
these bizarre formations are
the work of supernatural
beings or portals to other
There are about 60 mushroom species which can
grow in the fairy ring pattern.
Grass loving mushrooms,
such as the edible Scotch
bonnet, Marasmius oreades,
is the best known. Then
there’s Agaricus campestris,
which are also edible, but are
often confused with Chlorophyllum molybdites which
are poisonous.
It's true it's been a marvelous year for mushrooms. We
had a volleyball sized fungi
that we’ll have to chat about
next week. I learned our
neighbor Bill, up the hill,
actually ate his volleyball.
What a fun guy! Ba-dumbum.
Garden Dilemmas?

A new statewide policy
announced on October 5th, by
requires all PA insurers to cover
all screening mammograms,
including 3D, at no out-ofpocket cost to consumers.
Insurance companies have until
the end of the calendar year to
put this into effect. In response,
St. Luke’s is taking this one
step further by waiving any
additional fees charged for 3D
mammograms effective imme-

“We applaud the new policy
and hope that more women will
seek out the most appropriate
breast screening option for them
without the worry of an extra
fee,” says Dr. Joseph Russo,
Section Chief of Women’s
Imaging for St. Luke’s UHN.
PA is the first state in the nation
to require this coverage. First
lady Frances Wolf made the
historic announcement to the
applause of hundreds of women

attending the 2015 PA Breast
Cancer Coalition Conference in
St. Luke’s installed a low-dose
3D Tomosynthesis mammography unit with Sensory Suite at
St. Luke’s West End Medical
Center in Allentown earlier this
year. These state-of-the-art
technologies from GE Healthcare were installed more
recently at St. Luke’s Upper
Perkiomen Outpatient Health
Center in Pennsburg earlier this

St. Luke’s University Health
Farhad Sholevar, MD, as the
medical director of its Older
Adult Behavioral Health
Certified both in psychiatry
and geriatric psychiatry, Dr.
Sholevar, who is also Chairman of the St. Luke’s University Health Network Department of Psychiatry, has
extensive experience in treating older adults for a variety
of behavioral health conditions including depression,
depressive disorder, bipolar
disorder, schizophrenia and
sleep disorders. Dr. Sholevar
obtained his medical degree
at Tehran University Medical
School and completed his
internship and residency at
Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital in Philadelphia.
Virginia Wagner, St. Luke’s
Health, says, “We are

delighted to add Dr. Sholevar
to our team because he is
knowledgeable in identifying
and providing for the distinct
needs of older adults with
behavioral health conditions.
Usually illnesses present
very differently in older
adults than in their younger
counterparts, and our patients
often do not respond to treatment in the same way. Understanding and making accommodations for these differences is crucial to being able
to provide the excellent care
for which our unit is
In addition to Dr. Sholevar,
the St. Luke’s Psychiatry
psychiatrists and two physician extenders. As a result, a
large number of physician
specialists are available to
consult in the diagnosis and
treatment of patients. The
unit accepts patients aged 60
and older, enhancing safety

and tranquility. Younger
patients are accepted on a
case-to-case basis.
Another advantage of a unit
that focuses on the older adult
is its ability to manage other
complex health issues that
often accompany aging. Dr.
Sholevar leads the team of
staff of nurses, mental health
technicians and case managers who are specially trained
in treating older patients.
Because the unit is located
in a hospital recognized for
providing high quality, comprehensive care, patients
have access to specialists
who treat diseases common
among the elderly, such as
heart disease, cancer and
Among the many national
recognized St. Luke’s is
Truven Health Analytics™,
which named St Luke’s
among the nation’s Top 100

The Sensory Suite technology
helps reduce anxiety that may
be experienced during a mam-

mogram. Visual distraction and
can show a number of scenes,
from the beach to a tranquil
garden or waterfall, aromas, and

soothing sounds can also be
selected by the patient to add to
the experience. This soothing
women to get their screening
mammogram on a regular basis.

Gallery 23, located at 23
Main Street in Blairstown,
NJ would like to invite the
public for an artists reception
on Sunday, November 8th
from 12pm to 4pm to
celebrate the work Barbara
Matlaga and Jane Voorhees,
the Featured Artists for
Matlaga’s work for the
holiday season will feature
her Fused Glass Christmas
Ornaments. The Christmas
trees are decorated with tiny
glass ornaments in lively
colors and sparkling bows of
dichroic glass. The snowflakes feature a myriad of
soft colors in pleasing
geometric designs. Christmas wreaths are new this
year coming in varying
shades of green with colored

ornaments and glass bows.
Repeat designs from last year
include the hanging gift
boxes. All ornaments come
with ribbons and are ready
for hanging on your tree.
They are an affordable gift
for anyone on your list! Also
available for seasonal gifts
are fused glass bowls, plates
and serving pieces with
Christmas designs, as well as
plates with a menorah design
for Chanukah. Barbara has
been working in fused glass
for over 12 years. She has
honed her skills at classes at
The Studio at the Corning
Museum of Glass in NY as
well as Warm Glass Studios
in North Carolina.
enjoys the flexibility that
fused glass has to offer and
can design pieces that are

very organic or very exacting with lots of precise
cutting and fitting. You can
Jane Voorhees works in the
lost wax method of jewelrymaking. She uses sterling
silver, color golds, precious
stones and pearls to create
detailed fantasy jewelry.
Each piece is a detailed piece
of small wearable sculpture.
She is a native of New Jersey
and has shown her work
throughout the Northeast.
For more information visit
If you would like more
information on this month’s
featured artists, or on
Gallery 23, call 908-3626865 or visit

By Maria Cascario

Our Lady of Good Counsel
Church in Bangor, PA,
Anniversary on Sunday,
October 18th.
One of the highlights of the
day was the Mass of
Celebration at the Church
with Bishop John Barres as
Concelebrants were Father
Stephen Maco, Monsignor
Monsignor Vincent York,
Father James Prior, Father
Tom Prior and Father
Stephen Halabura.
A dinner at Shawnee Inn
was held later in the day and
everyone who attended
enjoyed the cameraderie and
Atty. David Ceraul served
as Master of Ceremonies and

gave the Welcome. He
introduced Father Stephen
Maco, pastor, who led us in
Ron Pasquino, deacon at the
Church, gave a brief history
of the Church.
State Representative Joe
Emrick sent a congratulatory
citation to the parish.
Volunteers Deb Pasquino,
Joan Kantor, and Jean Taylor
were thanked for their work.
approximately 130 people
were Judge Leonard Zito,
Capozzolo, Msgr. Reichert of
St. Rocco’s Church in
Nicholas and Sister Mary
Leonard (formerly of Pius X
High School) as well as
community members.
It was a festive and
memorable occasion.

On Friday, November 13th,
a mobile mammography van
will be available at Project
Self-Sufficiency to offer free
mammograms to eligible
women. To receive a free
mammogram, women must
reside in Sussex or Northern
Warren Counties in New
Jersey, be uninsured or
underinsured, and over the
age of 40. Some income
eligibility restrictions apply.
offered by appointment only,
between the hours of 9:30am
to 2:30pm.
The free mammograms will
be offered with funding from
the New Jersey Cancer
Education and Early Detection (NJ CEED) Program.

The NJCEED Program, with
support from the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) and
the State of New Jersey,
provides funding to all
twenty-one counties in the
State for comprehensive
breast, cervical, prostate, and
colorectal cancer education,
outreach, and screening. Men
and women whose income is
under 250 percent of the
Federal poverty level and
have no insurance are
eligible for the program.
Project Self-Sufficiency is
located at 127 Mill Street in
Newton. Interested participants are encouraged to call
Project Self-Sufficiency at
973-940-3500 to schedule an

The Chester Lioness Club
will meet for dinner on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm,
in Chester, NJ. The program
this evening will be "Bringing
Hope to Life's Terrifying
Moments", presented by Sarah
Miretti Cassidy, Director of
Outreach for the Cancer Hope
The Cancer Hope Network
provides free one-on-one
emotional support to adult
cancer patients and their
caregivers by matching them
with trained support volunteers. Each of CHN's 400+
volunteers is at least one year
post-treatment or successfully
patients in the United States
and Canada.
A recent addition to the

Cancer Hope Network team,
Sarah champions the belief
that leveraging passion with
technology can change the
world. Sarah has more than 15

years of experience in
nonprofit marketing, volunteer management and fundraising - raising more than
$5M through special events.

Community residents are
invited to attend this meeting
by reservation only. To attend,
or find out more information
about the Chester Lioness
Club, contact Holly Simmenroth at 908-879-5932.