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Rodger Travels Throughout The World to Pick-A-Pocket

as well as lectures. When the four months were up, we split into teams and went into the world to do humanitarian and missionary work. He then went to Ethiopia for two and a half months and experienced tribal life. The tribal people were the nicest, kindest people even though they lived in the harshest environment. He spent two weeks in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, and helped with the KOSHE PROJECT. This is a project that gives young girls a chance to make their lives and their families lives better. After making friends with many people, Mike and his group built a play school where the youngsters can attend daily and escape the harsh brutality of daily life. Mike said For one He recently left for Germany. Mike said, Its so easy for us to turn a blind eye. We need to be responsible and help support groups who are striving for a better world. Mike has a story that was published in ATOM Magazine in which he detailed his philosophy and experience in Ethiopia. Anyone who would like to support Mike can contact him at unknown8xx@hotmail.c om or 610-217-4698.

Mike Rodger, a 2010 graduate of Bangor High School, has lofty plans for his life and for his free time. Anyone would have to go far beyond their local area to do what he hopes to accomplish. He was signed up for NCCC when his friends, Melody and Terry

By Maria Cascario

Wilson, acquainted him with a group called Pick-A-Pocket. This group grew out of the school he attended Marriage of the Arts a DTS (Discipline Training School. It combines God and art. This group is composed of young artists trying to end extreme poverty.

You can look them up online at http://pickapocketart.we and the local Red Thread Caf will have two fundraisers for their projects. Mike went to Europe and for the first four months he was in Germany as part of a lecture phase. In that time, we had art classes

month, we fed the kids, taught them and established relationships. These were street kids who were homeless. The school was turned into an orphanage with a little help from us. What a huge blessing for these kids in need. They have to fight to survive. Back in Bangor for a short time, Mike said Im going back to Germany to join Pick-A-Pocket, Were starting a caf in Hamburg which will feature music, art and more. Its all about bringing awareness.

118th Annual Mt. Carmel Big Time Celebration Announces 2011 Queen
The 118th Annual Mt. Carmel Big Time Celebration has announced the Court for 2011. The Celebration Queen is Alexandra Romanyshyn, daughter of John and Lisa, homeschooled, Class of 2011. The Celebration Princess is Gabriela De Paulo, daughter of Amato and Cathy De Paulo, graduate of Pius X High School, Class of 2011. The crowning Ceremonies of the Queen and Princess will take place on Saturday, July 30th, at 6:30pm, at the Church Plaza in Roseto. The queen will be crowned by last years queen, Jayana Smith, daughter of Jeff and Doreen Smith. Mr. David Ceraul, Esq.,

Queen Alexandra Romanyshyn will be the Master of Ceremonies. After the queens crowning, a parade will be held down Garibaldi Avenue with Mayor Desiree DeNicola and Fr. James Prior, C.M., led by the Lehigh Valley Italian American Band. The float with the Queen and Princess,

Princess Gabriela De Paulo flower girls, crown bearer, and pages, will be followed by the Girls in the Court in convertibles. The Big Time Celebration will be held from July 26th through 30th, 6pm to 11pm nightly. Family Nights will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs

On the 16th of June, the Bangor Lions Club met for their monthly dinner meeting at the Ye Olde Saylors Inne. Following the dinner, the installation of the clubs new officers was held. President Karlton Freeman passed the gavel and leadership of the Bangor Lions Club over to incoming President Deanne Miller. Lion Deanne has been a member of the Lions for over 20 years and has selflessly served the Lions Club and her community.

Merchants Bank Walkers are planning a bus trip to New York on September 18th to Ground Zero and San Gennaros Festival. The Memorial Park will be

opened at ground zero for the 10th anniversary. The trip benefits American Cancer Society thru The Relay For Life. Call Karen for more information at

610-588-9211, 610588-2429 or Tracey at 610-588-9268. Pasties by Eunice, beef with onion or without onion, at a cost is $4.50; or Fruit Pasties by Mr. Pastie, 2 for $5 or $3 each; are being sold by Rescue Fire Co. of Bangor. Call Debbie at 610-905-5393 to place an order. Orders and payment are due by July 27th, and pick up is August 11th, at Rescue Fire Co. The Bangor Area School District will reinstate Full Day Kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year. Information on Kindergarten registration is available at, and going to Five Points/ Kindergarten or by calling Washington or Five Points Elementary. We would like to wish Tabitha Booth a very Happy Birthday! She will be celebrating on July 22nd. Have a great

day, Tabby! Amanda Miller will be celebrating her birthday on July 24th. Have a fantastic day, Amanda! Marge Trexler will be celebrating her birthday on July 24th. We wish you a wonderful birthday, Marge. We would like kto wish Phyllis Hill a very Happy Birthday. She will be celebrating on July 24th. Have a great day, Aunt Phyllis! Birthday wishes are sent to Karen Martocci, who will be celebrating on July 25th. Diane VanDusen will be celebrating her birthday on July 26th. We hope you have a fantastic birthday, Diane! We love hearing from you! Please send your birthdays, anniversaries, and other little tidbits of information to: The PRESS 1 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013

Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library during the week June 30 through July 6, 2011. Adult fiction: Albert, Susan Wittig, The darling dahlias and the naked ladies; Baldacci, David, One summer; Berry, Steve, The Jefferson key; Brennan, Allison, Kiss me, kill me; Brennan, Allison, Love me to death; Brennan, Allison, Playing dead; Brennan, Allison, Tempting evil; Cabot, Meg , Overbite; Dams, Jeanne, A dark and stormy night; Davidson, Mary Janice, Undead and undermined; Delinsky, Barbara, Escape; Evanovich, Janet, Smokin seventeen; Gerritsen, Tess, The

silent girl; Hackman, Gene, Payback at Morning Peak; Hilderbrand, Elin, Silver girl; Lindsey, Johanna, When passion rules; Mallery, Susan, Delicious; Mallery, Susan, Irresistible; Mayhew, Anna Jean, The dry grass of August; Medeiros, Teresa, The vampire who loved me; Meier, Leslie, English tea murder; Neggers, Carla, Cut and run; Neggers, Carla, On fire; West, Michael, Gone with a handsomer man. Adult non-fiction: Best loved poems of American people; Bokenkotter, Thomas, A concise history of the Catholic Church; Browning, Elizabeth, E B Browning: selected poems; Burpo, Todd, Heaven is for real.

Bangor Class of 1986 Plans 25th Reunion

The Bangor High School Class of 1986 has announced their 25th Reunion date of October 8th, from 6:30pm to midnight at Crivellos Ristorante, 1690 Morgan Hill Roa, Easton. The event will include casual attire, a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a DJ. The cost is $40 per person before August 8th, and $45 after that. Make checks or money orders payable to BHS Class of 1986, and mail to Merchants Bank of Bangor, Attn. Mark Schiavone, 34 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013. Visit the Bangor Area HS Class of 86 on Facebook.

Family Luau Planned at Bangor Park Pool

Dust off your hula skirts and coconuts: the Bangor Park Board is having a Family Luau at the pool on Friday night, July 22nd, from 7pm to 9:30pm. Admission is $10 per family (immediate members of your family only please). Included in the price is pool admission, DJ, games and contests with prizes and one family souvenir luau photo. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring towels and/or beach chairs. Other upcoming events at the park will be another movie night on Saturday, August 13th, featuring Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. The movie will start at dusk and as always, admission is free however as a special feature, they are asking that everyone bring a can of dog or cat food, treats or toys that the board will donate to a local pet shelter. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Board or any of these events can contact bangorparkboard@gma

Merchants Banks Pete Cann Scholarships Granted $3,250 Awarded Since Established
The Board of Directors of Merchants Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of the banks annual Ronald H. Pete Cann Academic Scholarship. This years scholarship money will be awarded to Asher Schiavone and Daniel Hilton. To date, a total of $3,250 has been awarded to qualifying students who have completed their first year of college or trade school, and are children of Merchants Banks employees or Directors. Candidates must exemplify the attributes of Cann, who was well known for his honesty, integrity, and dedication to community service. The Directors of Merchants established the Scholarship in 2003 to honor past President and Director Emeritus, Ronald H. Pete Cann, who retired that year after fifty years of service with the Bank. He passed away on August 27, 2004. Schiavone is the son of Mark Schiavone, Vice President Credit/Loan Servicing Manager at Merchants Bank. He is enrolled at Appalachian State University as a Political Science major with a minor in Business. His goal is to pursue a career in business. Hilton is the son of Carol Hilton, who is a bank teller at Merchants Banks Wind Gap Office. He is enrolled at Hofstra University, working toward his career goal of being a sports broadcaster. Its such a pleasure to present this award to Asher and Daniel in honor of Pete Cann, said Anthony J. Biondi, CEO and Director of Merchants Bank. Pete was a very well

Michele Hawk Receives Master of Education Degree from GCU

Michele Hawk received her Master of Education in Special Education in April 2011, from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She did her Associate Degree in Business from Johnson & Wales College, Providence, RI, and her Bachelor of Science in Business from Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ. She is employed by Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 in Special Education. Michele is the daughter of Steve and Marilyn Mehas of Bangor.

Left to right: Asher Schiavone, recipient of Merchants Banks Ronald H. Pete Cann Scholarship; Anthony J. Biondi, CEO and Director of Merchants Bank; and Daniel Hilton, scholarship recipient.

respected leader of our bank, and awarding

these scholarships helps us to continue his tradition of caring for Merchants Banks employees and their families, added Biondi. Visit the Banks website at merchants

Mr. and Mrs. Granville T. Ross III of Bangor, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Stephanie Joyce Ross, to Mr. Brandon Michael Sperger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sperger of Wilkes Barre. Miss Ross was a graduate of North Warren Regional High School in 2004, Warren County Community College in 2007 with a Associates in Fine Arts, and received her Bachelors of Science in Art Education at Keystone College. Miss Ross belongs to Phi Theta Kappa, PAEA, NAEA, and is a contributing member of Butler Park Fire Company in Washington, New Jersey. Currently Miss Ross is employed for Nazareth Area School District as a substitute teacher and the Evening Summer Camp Director of Big Wheel Roller Rink. Mr. Sperger was a graduate of Honesdale High School in 2006, and a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from Keystone College. Mr. Sperger is also a member of PAEA/NAEA. Mr. Sperger is currently employed with Emmas Caf on Broadway in Bangor. A small wedding is set for June 22, 2013.

Mark J. and Holly Harrington of Bangor are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lee, to Andrew Robert Woodling, son of Russell J. and Barbara Woodling of Landisville, PA. Amanda is an alumnus of Bangor Area High School, Class of 2004 and graduated from Shippensburg University, Class of 2008. She is employed by New Story of Harrisburg as a Therapeutic Support Staff in the Lancaster area. Andrew is an alumnus of Hempfield High School in Landisville and graduated from Shippensburg University, Class of 2008. He is employed by the Belco Community Credit Union as a Member Services Representative also in Lancaster. They are planning a December 2013 wedding.

This is a historic time for law-abiding citizens in the Commonwealth. On June 28, Gov. Tom Corbett signed House Bill 40, also known as The Castle Doctrine, into law. Previous law stated that if an individual determines someone is a threat to his or her life, the would-be victim must first retreat if able. The new law now eliminates the duty to retreat before using lethal force inside of a home, vehicle or place he or she is legally permitted to be. The Castle Doctrine creates a presumption that if someone breaks into your home or attacks you on the street and they are knowingly trying to harm you, as a law-abiding citizen, you would be authorized to use force, including deadly force, to protect yourself, your family, and others.

There are exceptions. The presumption does not apply if the person entering the home was another resident of that home, a law enforcement officer or a parent, grandparent or other guardian removing a child from the home or vehicle. Additionally, the presumption does not apply if you were using your home or vehicle with criminal intent. There is a civil immunity safeguard built into the bill as well. The new law provides legal safeguards for a lawabiding citizen from being sued in the act of self-defense. It does not endorse unlawful aggression; rather, it provides individuals with the necessary legal protection to respond to unlawful aggression. I voted in favor of the Castle Doctrine, and was a proud co-sponsor of this legislation.

Twilight Tour at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

The animals are fed, the chores are finished and the day is drawing to a close. Here is an opportunity to visit Quiet Valley farm after hours on Saturday, July 23rd from 6pm to 8:30pm. Tours of the historic farmhouse will be available, highlighting what the folks on the farm were experiencing as they offer a glimpse of the home front during the Civil War. Quiet Valley is located three miles south of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania off Business 209. Granny is busy knitting socks for the troops, as Mother reads again the latest letter from the war front. Civil War music floats from the barn, as dad worries that the boys are too eager to march off to war. Be their guest for this special look at the farm during the war that threatened to tear our nation apart. Reservations are limited and must be made at the farm office, 570-9926161. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit their website at

Monroe County Historical Association receives grant from the Costume Society of America The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) is pleased to announce receiving the 2011 Small Museum Collection Care grant from the Costume Society of America, a national organization who focuses on advancing the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance and on stimulating scholarship and encouraging study in the rich and diverse field of costume. The Small Museums Collection Care Grant is intended to assist the costume and textiles collections of small museums and his torical organizations that have very limited budget and staff. The funding is used to support the care, conservation, and/or exhibition of costume and textiles that have historic, regional, or other significance and are intended for preservation. The grant money will be used by MCHA to additional purchase shelving, archival textile boxes and acid free tissue paper for the collections so the museum items will be more accessible and properly preserved while maintaining a more conservational correct storage area. MCHA Executive Director, Amy Leiser, and MCHA Volunteer and free-lance costume restorer, Bret Fowler, display CSA grant certificate.

Mnoroe Garden Club Annual Picnic Planned

The Monroe County Garden Clubs Annual Picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 10th, at the Brodhead Creek Park, Pavilion closest to the parking lot. The picnic is from 11:30am to 3pm for members of the Monroe County Garden Club and their families. Brodhead Creek Park is located on Route 191 near the Big Wheel Rollerskating Rink in Stroud Township. The day will feature games, a Christmas in August raffle, and plant sale. The Monroe County Garden Club is a member of District II/III of the Garden Club Federation of PA; a member of the National Garden Club; a member of the National Garden Club; and the Central Atlantic Region Response is necessary to attend; please contact Denise Huggard at (570) 236-5692 or at gratefuldlights@yahoo. com') or Arlene Deskus at (570) 420-0283, email

Pocono Manor Stables Horse Trainer Competes in National Reality Television Show
series, during which the contestants will compete for $100,000 in cash, prizes, and the honor of being called "American Favorite." When asked about his horse, Mr. Flake stated, I guess she (Stella) is the best business partner Ive ever had. She doesnt call in sick, doesnt ask for vacations days, and very rarely complains about the task at hand. Were out here every day doing this. It isnt just a hobby; its our life, and Stella has most definitely earned her keep doing it! The pair works together daily at Pocono Manor Stables. They lead trail rides, provide riding lessons and share their skills and knowledge with riders of all levels. For more information, visit thepoconomanor

Little Wrangler Ranch Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Little Wrangler Ranch, established September 4, 1990, was formerly known as Wil-Or-El Arabian Horse Farms, which was founded by three brothers Wilfred, Orin and Eldon Stevens. In time, Wilfreds son, Terry, took the reins to expand the farm into a well-known business for breeding and showing Arabian horses. As years passed, Wilfred and Rose Marie, his wife, chose another path for their farm and realized their community was in need of a child care center. They invited families to saddle up and ridewith them and their staff as their childs pardner in his/her growth and development. Their spacious facilities at the Ranch provide the community with a valuable service. They are committed to providing parents and their little wranglers with the best in education and child care in their country setting. From pastures to playground, from box stalls to classrooms, from indoor riding arenas to our Rodeo Room, from horses to children.and so it began! On Wednesday, June 15, Little Wrangler Ranch celebrated their 20th graduation with a ceremony in which family and friends were invited to experience the children singing songs and to view their work throughout the year. The twenty four children in the 2011 graduating class were presented with diplomas. Little Wrangler Ranch, located on Rt. 611, (N. Delaware Drive, Bangor), 9 miles south of Portland and 3.5 miles north of Martins Creek, is enrolling children toddler-age through sixth grade. Their staff have been caring for children at the center for years and some staff members have been there since it was opened twenty years ago. They are trained in First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety. The indoor riding arena is now their huge play/activity area and the stalls are individualized, ageappropriate classrooms. The country pastures have become their spacious 1+ acre playground, which is completely fenced in, and includes two separate slide/climbing areas, a sand play area and an area especially for the toddlers. Theres plenty of green grass for football, soccer and baseball! As LeeAnn Trexler, business administrator, and Lori Kuhs, Director, explained, Our children are not limited to one room for playing, learning, eating and sleeping for the entire day! We all need plenty of room to grow! For more information, please call the Ranch at 610-588-6857. Wed love to have you saddle up and ride with us!

Tyler Flake, horse trainer for the Pocono Manor Stables, located at The Inn at Pocono Manor, competed with his registered American Quarter Horse recently in a national reality show to determine Americas Favorite Trail Horse. The show will air in 13 one hour episodes on national television and the series will also be shown online courtesy of HRTV, beginning September, 2011. Mr. Flake and his horse, Icees Investment, affectionately known as Stella, competed at the

regional audition this past spring in New York. During their competition, which included completing an obstacle in a pattern and fortyfive second freestyle, they were awarded the highest score of the day, as well as the highest scores possible. As a result, Tyler and Stella were honored as one of the 100 teams chosen from across the United States to proceed to the national finals, which were held in Austin, Texas. The finals will air as the national reality show

40th Annual Antique and CAP Cadet Completes Undergraduate Training Collectibles Show and Sale Course at Texas Air Force Base
Portland United Methodist Church will hold their 40th Annual Antique Collectible Show and Sale at the Pensyl Social Hall, State Street, Portland, on Friday, July 22nd, from 10:30am to 7pm and Saturday, July 23rd, from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Friendly and experiienced dealers will participate in selling antiques and collectibles. There will be something for everyone. The social hall is air conditioned. There will be homemade soup, chili, BBQ, baked goods, and other goodies available for your enjoyment on the premises. Admission cost is a donation of $2.50, or $2 with your card. Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course. This is a CAPNCSANational Cadet Special Activity that took place at Laughlin AFB- Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. When asked what it was like out there he said It gave me a better idea of what I would go through becoming pilot in the military. With 200 cadets across the nation applying for a slot at this NCSA across the country. James and 27 other Cadets were picked after interviewing for a slot back in early January. They spent much of the days and part of the nights working together in groups studying to pass tests, and being subject to what James referred to as shotgun questions in the classroom. Learning and understanding aircraft physiology, flight maneuvers, flight planning, course plotting and much more, and then actually getting up in an aircraft with a AF pilot and experiencing all of the things first hand in AF plane, the T1 Trainer. Cadet McDanolds is an 18 year old, 2011 graduate from Bangor High School, and will be attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical College in Daytona, Florida this fall. James will be seeking a degree in Aeronautical Science, becoming a pilot, and his main desired career path, to becomean officer in the USMC. Even at an early age James had thoughts of becoming a pilot and soldier. In CAP, he found all the things that inspired him to reach his goals in life; military training, adult and pier support, and knowledge based experiences. James would have missed out on these things if his Grandmother had not given him an article about local cadets doing amazing things and learning to fly in the Civil Air Patrol. CAP is considered a JROTC to the military but does not encourage or try to recruit anyone for the military. CAP Squadron 807 is located in East Bangor, and meets every Monday night at 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more information check out CAP on the web at www.gocivil or contact Doug at 484-223-6863.

CAP Cadet Lt. James McDanolds attends SUPTFC NCSA at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. ron 807 in East Bangor, LT. James McDanhas just completed his olds, an Officer in the SUPTFCSpecial Civil Air Patrol, Squad-

Humble Hearts For Hope Brings Community Together To Support Troops

deployments puts on a military marriage? Do you know if a military family has a webcam or laptop to keep in touch with their soldier when they are actively serving? Do you realize every time a military family relocates, children are moved to a new school? Do you realize how many young children go around with no father or mother on a daily basis because their mom or dad is a soldier serving our country for our freedom? Do you realize the financial hardships put on soldiers and their families? When relocating from state to state licenses do not always transfer causing additional financial hardships. At their Christmas in July event, they will be collecting the following items from local businesses and residents: used cell phones, new toys for all ages, new or gently used coats for Veterans, toothbrushes, hard candy, chewing gum, BOUNCE dryer sheets, Tampons, Neutrogena Shaving Cream (tube, no aerosal please), beef jerky, body wash (men/women), corn starch baby powder, Gold Bond medicated powder body and foot, black liquorice NIBS, NIPS, expired grocery coupons, etc. Monetary donations are also being accepted to offset the cost of shipping our soldier care packages ($12.95 each) and providing for the military families in need during the holidays. To learn more about Humble Hearts For Hope, visit For more information about the event, call 484764-8198. This organization is committed to raising strong community awareness for the need to support local military troops and providing support for their families in their times of need. If you would like to learn how to make a difference in the life of a soldier or become a volunteer, contact them via email at president

Humble Hearts For Hope, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization supporting local military troops and their families. Their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce will take place at 9:30am on Saturday, July 30th, at First Baptist Church located at 3235 Linden Street in Bethlehem. First Baptist Church will be hosting our Christmas in July event from 10am to 4pm. Did you ever wonder the stress multiple

Pocono Garden Club Plans Annual Picnic

The Pocono Garden Club is having our annual picnic at Mountain View Park in Tannersville. The date for the picnic is Tuesday, August 9th at noon. Members are requested to bring a covered dish for all to share, along with their own place setting. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome. For more information please contact Garden Club President Sandra Dickl at 570-619-8088 or email

Blue Mountain Community Library Collecting Items for Salvation Army

animals and the Library. The Library is also collecting nonperishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army Food Bank until August 20th. Please bring items when you visit the Library, located at 216 S. Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl. Hours of operation are M-Sa, 10:00 AM to Noon, and M-Th,

6:00 PM to 8:00 Pm. The Blue Mountain Community Library Board is looking for volunteers who can give a few hours a month at the desk. Anyone, age 12 and older, interested in becomming a volunteer can contact Lisa at 610863-3029 or go on the website at

On Saturday, July 9th, The Blue Mountain Community Library participated in the AVH

Community Flea Market to benefit animal adoption. Thank you to all who

stopped by our tent purchased items baked goods benefitted both

and and that the

Mount Eaton Church Plans Free Drama Presentation

Heavens Gates and Hells Flames, is a drama presentation you will never forget a look at the eternal impact of our life choices. Mount Eaton Church will be hosting performances on Sunday, July 24; Monday, July 25; and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM each night. Admission is free, and childrens ministry will be provided. The church is located on Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg. For more information, please contact the church office at 570992-7050 or office@mounteatonchu Mount Eaton is a nondenominational church serving the west end of Monroe County, Pennsylvania since 1884. The Church holds worship on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and offers a variety of programs for family members of all ages.

Becky's Drive In: The Best Place Under the Stars

The Cast and Crew of My Best Day would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania who made our production possible. It was because of your donations, locations, lodging, meals, services and volunteer efforts that we were able to complete filming in 19 days with success and grace! Thank you for sharing your piece of the Poconos with us, we couldnt have done it without you! A special thank you to Jim and Angeline Gloria and family of The Totts Gap Arts Institute who provided us with our production home and much much more... Thank You To Cara Abrams, The Albanese Family, Antelao Restaurant & Elvie and Michael Delotto, Apple Ridge Farms, Jenna Brown Arner, Bangor Police Department and Bangor Borough Counsil: Glen Connolly, Mary Fillbach, Mike Hunsicker, Mayor John Brown and John Kasten, Belvidere Food Mart & Gary Madahar, Kristin Bonilla, Kristin and Danielle Book, Robert Cartwright, David Ceraul, Nina Cerulli, Lauren Chamberlain, Rick Chamberlain, Yvonne Cormier, Denise Crawn, Sharon Davies, The Deer Head Inn, Eric Doney, Bob and Sally Dorough, Dukes Sporting Goods, Earthlight Organics & Jennifer LaPorta, The Express Times & Tom Shortell, Fedon Furniture, TV & Appliance & Mike Fedon, Tom Fish, Rick Fisher, Five Points Inn, Constance Fowlkes, Suzie Gay, Mark Gwozdz, Heards Meat Market & Keith Heard, Carol Hummell, Kelly Hunter, Jewells & the Jonathan Jewell Family, Carol, Sam, Matthew & Andrew Khela, Kirkridge Retreat Center & Janet Lewis and staff, Jake Klaver, Bonnie and Ron Labar Family, Main St. Market & Bill and staff, Lynn Martocci, Miss Emmas Caf & Jason, Tom & staff, Denie, Wayne and Saige Morris, Ed Nelson, Anne OBrian, Pius X High School & Principal Jim Angeline & Kevin Haycock, Portland Fire Department & Jimmy Potter and Mike Sullivan, Portland Police Station and Portland Borough Council, Mayor Lance Prator and family, Renees Cafe & Renee and Gail Williams, Monica Riley, Riversedge Park, Victor Rodite, Joanna Russell, Sal-Lee Farms, Anne Seyfried, The Shook Family & Shooks Service Station, The Slatebelt Rehabilitation Center & Marie Marakovits, Snowball, Special Events & Gwen Ruggiero, Scott StLouis, Techo-Bloc and Mike Nadau, Todds Auto Body & Todd, Shari and Ethan Rosenberry, Arlene and Gus Tishuk, Van Varick Inc. & Pat Varick and staff Thank You to our indefatigable and skillful Production Assistants: Sunil Achrekar, Jeff Clanet, Rachel Fisher, Isaak Griggs, Aneil Jainauth, Elena Konas, Hannah Mesouani, Tim Shook, Jeremy Sickle, Autumn Williams and Elisabeth Whitford Thank You to the extras and supporting roles: Cara Abrams, Joe Archer, Johnny Backhus, Jennifer Baquial, Marc Blau, Kristin Book, Danielle Book, John Bradley, Katelyn Breiner, Fred Broadbent, Chad Campodonko, Dennis Carrig, Sadie Erin Cathers, Lisa Dean, Jason Flyte, Betty Frankenfield, Katelyn Gondell, Mark Gwozdz, John Hahn, Dianne Harper, Jim Harper, Dave Heckman Sr., Michael Heller, Bill Horvath, Cheryl James, Leo Kastenberg, Carol Khela, Ronald Labar, Phyllis Lamattina, Jim Long, Dan Ludenni, Scott E. McIntosh, Jerry Mode, Denie Morris, Christine Mundy, Anne OBrian, Robert Pooley, Cathy Portz, Lance Prator, Leeann Prator, Lisa Prator, Ron Prator Sr., Larry Rondinelli, Michael Round, Jacob Smith, Marie Steeger, Arlene and Gus Tishuk, Joseph Tonnies, Maria Tonnies, John Transue, PJ Trebelhorn, Logan Unangst, Joshua Van Hoose, Debra Wevers, Gail Williams, John Robert Williams, Renee Williams, and Ryan Williams. (Please excuse any omissions or misspellings).

Two movies, for only $8, in the comfort of your own vehicle. Add a funnel cake and popcorn, and it doesn't get much better than that. At Becky's Drive In movie theater, you'll find all this and more. Established in 1946 by William and Alice Beck, Becky's is still "The Best Place Under the Stars." Located at 4548 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport, Becky's is just a half hour outside of the Slate Belt. The drive is a small price to pay in order to watch two movies for less than the cost of one at most traditional theaters. Drive-ins have always been a bargain, coowner Cindy Deppe said. We keep it affordable so the whole family can enjoy the movies. The double-feature at Beckys is only $8 for adults, $4 for children

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ages three to 12, and free to children two years and younger. Make the night even more affordable by clipping the coupon in their ad in this weeks edition of The PRESS. Once you arrive at Beckys, there are two projection screens to choose from, each showing two different films. Guests can complete their movie-going experience at the snack stand, with everything from popcorn and nachos, to pizza and turkey barbecue. Souvenirs are also available for purchase. Because parking spots fill up quickly, most

movie-goers arrive early. But there's plenty to do before the features begin, including playing on the playground, and pony and fire truck rides on Friday and Saturday nights. We do this because we love it, Cindy said. As it has been since

opening day, Beckys Drive In is still familyowned and operated. Siblings Darrell, Mary, Dennis and Cindy continue the legacy of their parents by entertaining families from near and far. Beckys Drive In is open every night through August, and every weekend in September. Gates open at 7pm on Fridays, 6:30pm on Saturdays, and 7:30pm Sunday through Thursday. Features begin at dusk. For features or details, visit or call 610-767-2249.

Clown Doll Collection: 9 in all, some musical, $1-$10. Call 610759-7295. (3/4) Brand New Ladies Shoes: tan leather fisherman sandals, size 9X wide, in box: $15. Black flats, size 9.5, in box: $10. Call 610588-4279. (4/4) Ladies Jewelry: brand new ladies watch, bracelet & necklace, brown & silver: $10. Ladies light green stone w/ sterling silver ring, size 9, in box: $15 (orig. $35). Call 610588-4279. (4/4) For Sale: Ladies Capri Set, brand new, size L, denim w/ white trim: $10. Large decorative bowl for display or use: $5. Call 610-5884279. (4/4) Weights: olympic & standard weights, hex dumbells, lat machine, leg press, bench press w/ attachments, olympic curl bars, olympic chrug bar, 27 olympic bars. Must see & make offer on 1 or all. Over 2,000 lbs. of steel. Call after 5pm: 484-542-1523. (4/4) For Sale: 1 stereo, beautiful piece of furniture; 2 chairs: free; 1 Ultimate Bowflex, still in boxes, most never used, w/ assembly manual ($600). Call 610-8636989. (4/4) PA Amplifier: RMS model 804, 200 watts of power. 4 channels w/ volume, treble, bass & reverb/ FX. 8 inputs, aux/tape-in & line-out. Tape/aux mix, headphone jack, master volume. Good cond. $125. Call 610-588-5147. (4/4) 8 Black & Decker Table Saw: $40 obo. Call 610-863-2099. (4/4) Black & Decker Router Table: w/ Black & Decker 7616 black router: $70. Call 610-759-0157. (4/4) Memorex Turntable & Programmable CD Player: w/ cassette player & AM/FM radio. New. $60. Call 908-343-7256. (4/4) New Wedding Dress: still has tags; never worn. Size 16W. Asking $350. Call 484-866-7956. (4/4) Antique Wood & Coal Burning Stove: 8.5 high. Cast iron radiators. Call 610-863-4413. (4/4) For Sale: Bissel Steam Mop: $25; 4-drawer file cabinet: $25; Canon printer, scanner & copier: $30; other misc. items: make offer. Call 570-460-7878. (4/4) 3 Person Hot Tub: New cover. Needs pump. $150. Call 610588-4255. (4/4) Home Gym: butterfly attachment, push-up/pull-up bar, leg & knee excerciser, sit-up bench. Resistance-band type. Good cond. $75. Call 610-588-5147. (4/4) English Pony Saddle: new. 12 seat. Incl. stirrups, girth & saddle pad. Asking $100. Call 610-5883191. (4/4) Frigidaire 30 Gas Range: brand new. Call 610-588-7545. (4/4) Concrete Form: 4 D x 8 H. Cardboard. $100. Call 610-5882253. (4/4) Excersize Bike: good condition, $10; solid oak desk, with upper compartments and drawers, $40. Call 610-863-4734. (2/4) Cement Donkey: in the form of a flower stand. Nice, $75. Call anytime, 610-863-6184. (3/4) Almond Colored Range Hood: Like new, paid $250, asking $90. Call 610-863-9444. (3/4) Solid Wood Three Drawer Dresser: Dec. flowers on drawers, includes mirror. Exc. Cond., $125. Call 610-599-4985. (3/4) Union Special: two needle, four thread overseaming sewing machine. $250. Call 610-5882807. (3/4) Black and Decker Table: with 7616 Router, other small tools for asle too. Call 610-759-0157. (3/4) Cherry Harvest Table: $350. Call 610-863-5016. (3/4) Set of Antique Havilland China, $750; Cherry Antique Drop leaf table, $400. Call 610-863-5016. (3/4) Black and Decker Power Washer: $60; Craftsman 10 inch Buffer/Polisher, $50; Wardrobe, $70; Chest of Drawers, $30; Craftsman 10 inch Table Saw, $130. Call 610-759-8461. (3/4) Four Foot Bar: with 4 swivel barstools, $125; 1 oak coffee table with 2 matching end tables, $25. Call 610-588-9597. (2/4) Four Pair Jeans: dressy Dickies, 40x28. $3 each. Call 610-5996971. (2/4) Newer Washer and Dryer: good working condition, $275 for set. Call 610-360-2888. (2/4) Patio Set: Table and 4 chairs, with umbrella. White plastic, $40. Call 610-599-6971. (2/4) Old Treddle Sewing Machine Top Cover: $60. Call 610-5996971. (2/4) Charcoal Stove: 12x20, $35. Moving. Call 610-599-6971. (2/4) 3.5 year old Electric Range: with self-clean oven; bisque color, excllent condition, $200. Call 610-588-1900. (2/4) 6 John Hancock ladder Back Chairs: $60 each; Antique High Chest of Drawers, $125; Antique Scale (bucket) $50. Call 610863-8840. (2/4) Womans Doctor COmforts Diabetic Sneakers: size 8.5 wide, pretty, white with blue, new, price negotiable. Make an offer. Call 610-863-0699. (2/4) Bicycles For Sale: Boys blue bike, 26, $5; Girls Purple 27 bike, $5; Girls 1970 balloon tire bike, 27, $25. Call 610-588-2039. (2/4) 20 lb. Propane Tank: new valve, full. Call 484-695-0883. (1/4) DR Set: 4 chairs, bench & table. Long shape, glass top. $175, neg. Call 610-599-6971. (1/4) 26 Girls Bike: Western Flyer, 50s style. $175 OBO. Call 610588-9480. (1/4) 32 Floor Model Color TV: good cond. Black. $75. Call 610-8636758 or 610-248-1991. (1/4)

Craftsmen 10 Direct Drive Band Saw: table top, incl. saw & manuals. Asking $50. Call 484241-8739. (1/4)

For Sale: Brand new Jenn-Air Double Wall Oven; Roto Tiller; Pool Filter, clear water cartridge, w/ auto-chlorinator; Gemini Speakers; Sony 29 TV; Quad, Victor Turbo Torch Acetylene 150cc. Make offers. Call Mark: 2005 Harley Davidson MotorKit: soldering, incl. acetylene tank, 484-896-0021. (1/4) cycle Softail Deluxe: black pearl. 2 tips, hose regulator. Good cond. Fuel inj. Perfect cond. 9900 mi. VH Asking $100. Call 484-241-8739. Upright Piano: very good cond. pipes, saddlebages, sissy bar, (1/4) $100. Call 610-588-0138. (1/4) heated grips, det. windshield, engine guards. $13,000. Call 610Milwaukee Drill: #1107-1, 1/2 50 Cal. Inline: CVA Wolf. Brand 759-6334. (1/4) right angle drill w/ case. $100. Call new. Stainless barrel w/ 1.5-5 484-241-8739. (1/4) Simmons scope. $200. Call 484- 1987 Honda Shadow 700 VT: 542-9586. (1/4) $1100. Call 484-560-3452. (1/4) Paslode Cordless Framing Gun Pkg: incl. gun, 2 batteries, charger, 1983 Honda Shadow 750 VT: safety glasses, manuals, propel$500. Cakk 484-695-0883. (1/4) lant & assortment of nails. Asking $250. Call 484-241-8739. (1/4) 2000 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide: 1 owner, like new. 849 CST/Berger MP5 Laser: Mark 5 mi. Have all orig. paperwork. beam self-leveling laser. Incl. Snowblower & Blade: fits 214 Asking $9500 (orig. $17,500). Call laser, contractors tri-pod, mounting 484-515-2093. (4/4) accessories, case, manual & John Deere tractor w/ attachbatteries. Asking $175. Call 484- ments. $500. Leave a msg: Trailer For Sale: GVW, 3000 lbs., 610-588-7321. (4/4) 241-8739. (1/4) $100, OBO. Call 610-588-0175. (3/4) Husky 7 Wet Tile Saw w/ Laser: Allis Chalmers WD Tractor: incl. 2 blades, fence & mitre. 1952. Snowplow & exc. tires. Kymco Scooter: 2009 Peoples Asking $75. Call 484-241-87389. Needs paint. $1350. Call 610- 250 brand new, never on the road, (1/4) 588-7545. (4/4) red. $3,995. Call 610-863-9228. (1/4) GE Double Oven Elec. Stove: works fine. $75. Call 610-588- John Deere 1010 Tractor: 2001 Coachman Camper: with 1960. Good cond. 3 pt. hitch. 0138. (1/4) $3000 OBO. Call 610-588-7545. slide out kitchen and living room. Sleeps 10 with 4 bed bunk room, Youth Fire Engine Bed: like new. (4/4) great shape. Includes TV and $100 OBO (orig. $200). Call 610microwave, lots of over-under 588-3982. (1/4) 12 HP Tractor: $150. Call 484- storage. Asking $10,000 or Best 695-0883. (1/4) Offer. Call 610-588-0028. (2/4) Sewing Machine: 12 different prices. Serviced & in working order. Call 610-588-1873. (1/4) Antique Oak Dresser: 30x18x50. Asking $85. Call 570-897-6943. (1/4) Homelite 4400 Watt Generator: w/ cable. $375. Call 570-897-6943. (1/4) Ludwig Drum Set: 1979 Power Tom set. Maple finish, new heads, 5 Zildjian cymbals. $2000. Call 610-588-2579. (1/4) For Sale: Amco Portable AC: 13000 BTU, like new: $200; Woodstove: $350; 6-Person Hot Tub: $2500. 610-588-0138. (1/4) For Sale: Canning Jars: $10; Honeywell Hepa Portable Air Cleaner: $40; Twin-Sized Bed: handmade, hand-carved, heavy pine. $200; Coffee Table: round, glass, gold metal base: $75. Call before 7pm: 570-897-6064. (1/4) For Sale: Tools, Pipe Threader, Safes, Freezer, DR Table, Sofas & Recliner, 52 TV, 36 picture-inpicutre TV w/ Stand, Antique Vanity & Mirror w/ Chair, Piano, Ping Pong Table, Slate-Top Pool Table, & more. Make an offer. Call Jim: 610-509-8080. (1/4)

Dodge Bedliner: for 02 to 08 short bed. Like new. Best offer. Call 610-588-0413. (1/4) 1999 Dodge Durango: custom. Asking $6,000 or willing to swap. Call Ron: 570-897-5479. (1/4) 4 Wheel Discs: 13. $75. Call 484-695-0883. (1/4) 1997 Ford Escort: 4 door, auto. 30+ mpg. 127 k. Newly inspected. $2200. Call 610-588-2253. (4/4) Tool Box: for full size pick-up. $30 OBO. Call 610-863-2099. (4/4) Four Tires: 265 70R17, decent tread. $60, OBO. Call 610-5882069 after 9:30am. (3/4) 1995 Ford Thunderbird: 3.8L, 6 cyl., 2 dr., AAMCO rebuilt trans., new front brakepads, 25MPG, good tires and battery, driven daily. $1,500, OBO. Call 610-588-5147. (3/4) Cadillac Parts: 1975-76 for 4 door. Call 610-588-9480. (1/4) Tires: 13 P175. Good shape. 6 for $90. Call 484-695-0883. (1/4)

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