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Pen Argyl BBRP Welcomes a Welcome Sign

A check presentation ceremony was held at the recently installed Welcome sign at the east end of Pen Argyl. The sign is a project of the Pen Argyl Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP) and the borough of Pen Argyl. The sign was purchased through a grant from the Main Street Lehigh Valley initiative of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The sign was designed and created by Pen Argyl resident and sculptor, Lisa Fedon. Sharon Davis, Coordinator of the BBRP through the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, said that welcoming signage was one of the first objectives of the Pen Argyl BBRP. The way we acquired the sign represents everything our program strives to be partnering

Bangor Students Celebrate Apple Crunch


Washington Elementary School, an elementary school in the Bangor Area School District celebrated "Apple Crunch" on Wednesday, October 26th. "Apple Crunch" is celebrated during National Apple Month (October) and promotes healthy snacking. The event encourages youth and families to eat apples, and apple products (applesauce, juice, and cider) as a healthy snack. On Wednesday, the students and staff dressed in red, yellow and/or green to signify the different colors of apples. The lunch for students on Wednesday included apple crisp and bagged apple slices for dessert. The school breakfast offered a choice of a healthy apple muffin or an apple cereal bar and milk. The staff baked and shared healthy apple treats with one another in their faculty room during their lunch break. Also, each day during the week there was an announcement about apples to enforce the message about healthy apple snacks. In addition, there was even a showcase outside of the cafeteria with all kinds of different apples and their names. Children could learn the differences by looking at them. Teachers and staff in Washington Elementary School collaborated to encourage healthy snacking by holding contests in kindergarten through fourth grade. All entries are displayed on the Washington apple tree located in the school lobby. Winners of the contest Disguise the Apple in grades K-2 were: Natalie White, Molly Mitchell, and Cooper Gray. Each winner received a gift bag. Classes that won the poster contest were Mrs. Smokes 4th grade and Miss Hunters 3rd grade. Each winning class won a pizza party for their participation. For more photos of Apple Crunch, see page 16 in this weeks edition.

with the borough, working together to create the style of the sign and utilizing the talent of our own resident artist, said Davis. The sign is only the first of many beautification projects taking place in Pen Argyl. Davis said that in its first full year of existence, the BBRP has funded faade improvement

grants to seven downtown properties and recently placed 15 planters in front of businesses. The planters currently contain fall plantings, but the goal is to use them year-round, including a Winter Wonderland theme for the holidays. Also planned is a Healthy Walking Trail

of Wisdom. The Borough, BBRP and Pen Argyl High School are partnering to create a walking route throughout the downtown. Instead of using the traditional distance markers, the Pen Argyl Route will follow a trail of inspirational quotes painted on the sidewalk.

Pen Argyl High School will be selling advanced tickets for the Bangor football game on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4pm to 5:30pm in the High School lobby. They will also be available in the Athletic Office daily from noon to 3pm. Adult and Senior

reserved tickets are $5, and students are $3. No checks please. Bangor High School reserved seat tickets for the Pen Argyl at Bangor football game on November 4th are on sale at the following locations: Brays Newstand in downtown Bangor, and the High

School main office. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Only general admission tickets will be sold the night of the game. For further information contact the Slater Sports Line at 610-599-7011. The Slate Belt Area Knights of Columbus Council #3862 will be having their Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 13th, at the Council Home located at 1680 W. Bangor Rd., Bangor from 11am to 5pm. Come and enjoy all you can eat spaghetti with rolls, salad and dessert. The public is welcome. Tickets will be sold at the door. Children 8 years old and younger are free. Take-outs are available. On Saturday, November 19th, visitors to Broadway in downtown

Bangor will find scarves decorating the street. Blessed Busy Hands, a knitting and crocheting group from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johnsonville, took inspiration from the Knit Graffiti event held last year in Easton and produced scarves to be given away to anyone who needs one. The group will decorate downtown along Broadway between the Library and the intersection with Rt. 191 (1st Street, Bangor) with scarves of many patterns, sizes and colors. The scarves are free for the taking. We love hearing from you! Send your birthdays, anniversaries, and other tidbits of information to us at: The PRESS 1 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013

Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library this past week. Adult non-fiction: Ray, Rachael, Comfort foods: Rachael Rays 30 minute meals; Ray, Rachael, Veggie meals; Taste of home busy family favorites.

Junior fiction: Grant, Michael, The call; Grant, Michael, The trap; Ignatow, Amy, The popularity papers. Books on CD: Clark, Mary Jane, Lights out tonight; Davidson, Diane Mott, Double shot; Deaver, Jeffery, Nocturne; Sandford, John, Rough country.

Here are the new additions to the Blue Mountain Community Library. Adult Fiction: 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, Debbie Macomber; The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta; The Lost Wife, Alyson Richman; Prey, Linda Howard; Restless Heart, Wynonna Judd. Large Print: The

Affair, Lee Child; The Best Of Me, Nicholas Sparks; Justice, Karen Robards; The Christmas Wedding, James Patterson; The Litigators, John Grisham. Adult Non-fiction: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy; A Skating Life, Dorothy Hamill; Seriously...I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres; The Day The World Came To Town, Jim DeFede. Young Adult Fiction: Blue Is For Nightmares, Laurie Stolarz; Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr. Juvenile Fiction: Llama Llama Home With Mama, Anna Dewdney; Sparky, The Fire Dog, Don Hoffman; Mouse's First Fall, Lauren Thompson; The Fenway Foul-Up, David Kelly; Sophie, The Awesome, Lara Bergen.

BAHS Music Department Celebrates Spirit Week


The Bangor Area High School Music Department will be celebrating Spirit Week commencing on Tuesday, November 1st. Spirit Week is a celebration combining school spirit and the spirits of the season. The following activities will be held this week at the high school in support of the Bangor Slaters: Tuesday, November 1st, 7:30pm: Spirit Concert - concert band (9th and 10th grade) and choirs performed at M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Theatre. Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:30pm: Bandorama - symphonic band (11th and 12th grade) and the Bangor Slater Marching Band will perform at the M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Theatre. The marching band will be performing their field show music on stage. Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30pm: pep rally in gymnasium and bon fire. The week culminates with the varsity football game on Friday, November 4th at 7pm at the Bangor Memorial Park Stadium.

Pen Argyl Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers


Major Mary Francis, Commanding officer of the Pen Argyl Salvation Army, is looking for volunteers to help man the kettles between November 18th and December 24th. Kettle hours are 11am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday. Major Francis said that any Slate-Belt or Nazareth organization or individual willing to stand at stores in the area have been asked to contact Shirley Johnson, kettle coordinator, at 610-863-6677. You dont have to be a member of the Army, just someone to lend a helping hand for this worthy cause. Even a several hours; shift would be appreciated. Funds raised through the kettles and the Christmas Mail Appeal are used for food baskets at Christmas and throughout the year. It is anticipated that 300 or more baskets will be prepared this year. There are other areas help is needed for the Pen Argyl Salvation Army during the busy holiday season. If you can help in any way, contact Major Francis at 610-863-6677. The theme this year is Doing the Most Good.

BAHS Athletic Department Announces Winter Sports Information


The Bangor Area School District sponsors the following interscholastic sports during the winter season, which begins with the first day of practice on Friday, November 18th: Boys Basketball: Middle School (grades 7 and 8), Junior High (grades 9 and 8), Junior Varsity and Varsity (grades 9 through 12). Girls Basketball: Middle School (grades 7 and 8), Junior High (grades 9 and 8), Junior Varsity and Varsity (grades 9 through 12). Wrestling: Junior High (grades 7, 8 and 9), Junior Varsity and Varsity (grades 9 through 12). Winter Cheerleading: Middle School (grades 7 and 8), Varsity (grades 9 through 12). The important dates for interested students and their parents are: November 7th and 8th--mandatory physical exams for all athletes who did not get an exam in June. The location is in the high school trainers room in the athletic wing. Physical exam packets will be passed out and team appointment times will be announced by the head coach at their pre-season sign up meeting. November 8th-Winter Sports Meet the Coaches Night. 7:30pm in the High School gym. All parents of winter sports athletes are encouraged to attend this program. The athletic director will discuss topics pertinent to the overall program, after which breakout sessions will be held with the head coach of each winter sports team. Head coaches will discuss their philosophy, expectations of the players and provide other information for the season. For more information, feel free to contact the Bangor Athletic Department by calling the high school at 610-599-7011, and dialing extension 1013.

PAHS Class of 1956 Celebrates 55 Year Reunion


The Pen Argyl High School Class of 1956 held its 55th class reunion at the Green Pond Country Club, Easton, with 30 class members and 20 guests in attendance. John Gunsser served as master of ceremonies. Rev. Louise Renner Williams gave the invocation and held a memorial service for the five classmates who died since the 50th class reunion. The class graduated 70 members. Eight class members died prior to the 50th class reunion. There are now 57 class members left. Members came from Houston, Texas; Surfside Beach, South Carolina; Indian Harbor Beach, Florida; Punta Gorda, Florida; Lafayette Hill, Pa and Pitman, New Jersey in addition to the Slate Belt and Lehigh Valley. Class members attending were Vincent Abruzzese, Nama Apple Wambold, Kay Weber Blake, Bernard Bone, Donald Bortz, Sonia Casagrande Mulitsch, John D. Cesare, Renee Cortez Strouse, George Dalmas, Kay Fiorot Sandercock, Benjamin Giralico, Donald A Gold Jr., Robert Gross, Richard Guarry, John D. Gunsser, Daniel Itterly, Robert Krome, Brookes Kromer, Joyce Parsons Monahan, Louise Renner Williams, Fern Weider Buss, Gerald Williamson, Eugene Wooley, Rosella Brewer Kachline, Arlene Frable Caiazzo, Marion Rissmiller Hill, Ellen Williamson Wentzell, Roger Reto, Barbara Ficcorelli Ruch and Gary Guthrie. Robert Gross, reunion coordinator, hosts picnics between mayor reunion years in late summer/early fall at his home on Achenbach Hill (Sullivan Trail), Wind Gap.

Highway Bill Could Speed Up Economy


The quotes will be painted by art students under the direction of Ms. Alison Cesare. Sharon Davis noted that there is a lot of enthusiasm for the walking trail, with many property owners granting permission for their sidewalks to be painted. The BBRP is a grass roots based community revitalization program where residents, borough officials and business owners all work together to promote the unique assets of Pen Argyls traditional downtown business district. Since its inception in Pen Argyl, several vacant buildings have been filled and we have been able to promote Pen Argyl as a great place to open a business, Davis said. Lisa Fedon is co-chair of the BBRP steering committee. She said We are always open to your ideas on how to showcase our beautiful, pedestrian friendly town. To learn more about Pen Argyl, please contact Sharon Davis at 610-973-4404 or sharond@lehighvalleyc hamber.org. (NAPSI)The next time you take to the road for a trip or vacation, you may remember how important it is for Congress to adequately fund transportation. Its a pivotal time to remind our federal elected officials of the importance and urgency of finding solutions to the dire situation the construction industry and our highways are facing, says Gerald F. Voigt, P.E., president and CEO of the American Concrete Pavement Association. Congress needs to do the right thing by making highways and other elements of the surface transportation system a top priority, said Voigt. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the signing of the most recent highway bill, which, since its expiration, has been extended seven times. Extensions make it difficult for businesses to invest in the future, and not having a clear timeline for the next transportation bill will continue to jeopardize the economic vitality of companiesand the nation. The ability to move people and goods is critical to the nations economy. When the federal government under invests in transportation infrastructure, its easier for the nation to fall behind in the global marketplace. China, India and other developing nations understand the value of infrastructure development and the critical link between infrastructure, commerce, personal mobility and safety, said Voigt. Why are those issues any less important in the U.S. than in other nations? Fuel prices are rising at an alarming rate, and with widespread speculation that motorists might pay $5 per gallon for gasoline, motorists can scarcely afford to waste fuel because of the inefficiency and disrepair of the nations highways. As the nations economy continues to falter, said Voigt, unemployment remains high in the construction industry. Passage of a new highway bill would create and sustain wellpaying, long-term jobs for people who want to work and need to work. For details, visit www. acpa.org.

Ashley R. Evanoski and Michael A. Cole of Bangor, PA were married September 4, 2011 at the French Manor Inn in South Sterling, PA. The bride is the daughter of William and Carol Evanoski of Bangor. The groom is the son of Charles and Mary Lou Cole of Roseto. A close friend of the bride, Sarah Nagy served as maid of honor. Michaels best man was a long time friend, Aaron Cortright. Ashleys brothers, Isaac and Jared served as ushers. The Rev. David Felker officiated the ceremony. Ashley and Michael both graduated from Bangor High School. Ashley graduated from Susquehanna University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Atmospheric Chemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Michael received a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Susquehanna University in 2008, Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Virginia in 2010, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Law and Policy from the Vermont Law School in 2011. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and currently resides in Fort Collins, CO.

Christmas Cantata
Thanksgiving Pie Sale at Christ Lutheran
A Thanksgiving Pie Sale will be held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 S. Delaware Dr. (Route 611), Mt. Bethel (Stone Church) on Wednesday, November 23rd. Pick up between 11am and noon. The cost is $8 per Apple or Pumpkin pie. Orders are recommended and can be placed until November 19th. To place your order or for additional information call Evelyn at 610-588-7047 or Blanche at 570-8976612. On Sunday, December 18th, the Christmas Cantata "Song of Emanuel" will be performed at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 E. Mountain Ave. in Pen Argyl. The Cantata will be directed by Walt Cole and will be held at 3pm in the Sanctuary. Practices will be held every Thursday night from 7pm to 8pm in the Chapel, located on the lower level of the Church. For information, call 610-863-6472.

Trinity ELC To Host Silent Auction


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Silent Auction on November 12, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Items up for bid include antiques, handmade items, theme baskets, and gift certificates. Proceeds will benefit church supported ministries. Food will be available for purchase. You must be present to bid and win! Please feel free to bring non-perishable food items for the food pantry which goes to feed those in need in our community. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions please feel free to call the church office at 610-588-2023.

Faith United holds Fundraising Event at The Slate Hotel & Pub
Faith United church members were treated during their fundraising event held on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at The Slate Hotel & Pub to some local cuisine. According to The Slate Hotel & Pub Owner Jim Seitz said those Cheese steak and Belly Buster Sandwiches were especially popular. The event was attended by Pastor Ruth Ann Christopher, pastor of Faith United church this is a great way for our church members to connect with our local business community and enjoy a fine meal as well. The fundraiser was a great success and is part of the churchs Faith On the Road activities whose intent is to extend hospitality to all. Faith United church would like to thank all who contributed by dining out. A special thanks goes out to The Slate Hotel & Pub for hosting this successful fundraising event and all their support. For more information, please visit the churchs website at www.faithupc.net.

Community Day at McMichaels UMC


Community Day at McMichaels United Methodist Church, Rt. 715 and White Church Road, McMichaels on Saturday November 5 from 11 am to 5 pm. No cost, free of charge! Open to all but honoring firemen, ambulance workers, police, military, nursing home workers and teachers. Free parking. Children's games. Car Show from 11 am to 3 pm with music. Free lunch of soup and hot dogs and beverages for all. Raindate is Nov. 6 from 12 noon to 5 pm. Join us for fun and fellowship and honor our community's heroes! Call 570-629-1136 for questions.

Your Financial Future: Plan Ahead For Long-Term Care


(NAPSI)Thanks to modern medicine, people are living longer than ever before. But with a longer life comes an increased likelihood of disability, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimers disease), which may spur the need for ongoing help with the most basic activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting in and out of bed or a chair. Assistance with these types of activities is known as long-term care. One common misconception about long-term care is that it is primarily nursing home care. Actually, most longterm care recipients receive assistance at home from a family member, friend or professional home health aide. Long-term care is also available within the community at adult day care centers. Additionally, assisted living is available for those who can no longer live at home but need only a limited amount of support. There is a great deal of freedom when it comes to creating the best plan of care, but many avoid planningits not something people want to think about. Considering the high costs of care, planning ahead is essential in ensuring as many options as possible. The cost of long-term care can be measured in two ways: In Dollars Paid The average cost of a home health aide has risen to $19 per hour. Five hours of care five days a week costs roughly $1,900 a month or $22,800 a year. The national average for assisted living is $2,962 a month, or $35,544 annually. The national average for a semiprivate room in a nursing home is approximately $5,566 a month, or $66,792 annually. The Toll On Family Caregivers While having friends and family provide care can ease the financial burden for the care recipient, this type of care still has its costs. Without support or assistance, these caregivers can suffer from depression, lost wages, physical injury and disrupted personal relationships. Many are pulled in two directions, caring for both their children and their parents, which can be an incredible challenge. So What Can You Do About It? First, recognize the potential for long-term care needs and research how the cost of care could affect your future income and savings. Next, research payment options. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information at www.longtermcare.gov and the long-term care tools at www. LTCFEDS.com can be excellent resources for information about paying for long-term care. Many people have found that long-term care insurance can offer the financial protection they need to be able to face the future with confidence. The best time to consider longterm care insurance is long before you need it, so its a good idea to research this option sooner rather than later, as the younger you are when you apply for coverage, the less expensive your premiums will be. And waiting not only means a higher premium, it also means that youll be at greater risk of developing health problems that may prevent you from qualifying for coverage at a later date. About the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Established by an act of Congress in 2000 and overseen by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) is designed to meet the specific needs of the Federal Family. The FLTCIP provides industry-leading benefits and offers flexible options that allow enrollees to tailor coverage to meet their needs. To find out if you are eligible for this coverage, as certain medical conditions, or combinations of conditions, will prevent some people from being approved, please visit www.LTCFEDS.com or call 1-800-LTCFEDS (1-800-582-3337) (TTY 1-800-843-3557).

Stroudsburg Aglow Welcomes Pastor Marilyn Smith


The Stroudsburg Aglow will meet on Saturday, November 5th, at 9:30am at the St. Peters United Methodist Church in Saylorsburg. Refreshments start at 9:30am with a $2 donation, and fellowship will begin at 10am. This months guest speaker will be Pastor Marilyn Smith. Marilyn Smith is cofounder of Labor of Love USA where she pastors along with her husband, Charles, in East Stroudsburg. Marilyn is in Ministry 30 years and is an Apostle to the Philippines. Marilyn and Charles are the Chaplain team for the SARPD which is their city Police Department. Pastor Marilyn is committed to the local body preaching, teaching and training in spiritual warfare, and evangelism. She flows in the gifts of faith and miracles and is full of the fire of God. If you have any questions or need directions call 610-614-0507 or email stroudsburg aglow@verizon.com.

Waggin' Tails Pet Rescue will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 18 from 4 - 7 at the American Legion, Route 209, Gilbert. Dinner includes Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Beverage and Dessert. Adults $8.00, kids under 6, $5.00. Come and enjoy a delicious dinner while helping the homeless and abandoned dogs and cats in the care of Waggin' Tails. Waggin' Tails Pet Rescue is a group of volunteers based in the West End of the Poconos, who have been rescuing and finding homes for dogs for years. Waggin' Tails Rescue

Waggin Tails Pet Rescue Plans Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

takes pride in finding the best home possible for its abandoned pets. Volunteers are always welcome to help with adoption days, animal transport, fundraisers, and more. Foster homes are also urgently needed in order to save even more dogs and cats. You can learn more about Waggin' Tails by talking with the volunteers or by visiting the website at www.waggin tailsrescue.com. You will find the dogs that Waggin' Tails has for adoption, Volunteer and Foster Applications and more. For more information, leave a message at (570) 9924185 or information @waggintailsrescue.

PoconoArts Offers Workshops


Treat yourself to some relaxing, creative fun during the hectic holiday season. PoconoArts will be offering two special holiday workshops in December at special holiday prices! "Create your Own Christmas/Chanukah Greeting Cards" December 1, Thursday 1pm to 3pm with artist Iraina Caramelli. And "Create your own Unique Holiday Wreath" - December 7, Wednesday, 1-4 pm with artist Iraina Caramelli. Both workshops are being offered for $15.00 plus material fees. All materials will be supplied! To register call PoconoArts at 570-476-4460.

EWI Hosts Reading Rally at NorthEast Ministries


On Saturday, October 22nd, members of Executive Womens International (EWI) Lehigh Valley Chapter hosted a Reading Rally at NorthEast Ministries in Bethlehem. Neighborhood children who attend NorthEast Ministries year round came on a Saturday morning for this special program. The first hour of the program was a time to make arts and crafts such for Halloween. The second hour was a book reading hour by one of the EWI members. Three books were read to the children with a variety of topics. The children created two Halloween projects with the supplies donated by EWI. Each child was also give the opportunity to choose 4 books from over 250 books that EWI also donated. It was a great experience for all of the children but also for the EWI members who were present. This is the 6th reading rally, the third this year, that has been hosted by EWI at Northeast Ministries and EIW Lehigh Valley is looking to host another one in the Spring of 2012. EWI is an international not for profit organization of professional woman who network as well as give back to the community. Two of the focuses of the group are scholarships to people who are returning to continue their education and return to college and to host reading rally events. The Lehigh Valley chapter will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 and awarded 2 scholarships to local woman in 2011. For more information please go to the website ewilehighvalley.org.

Richmond Lions Club Honors Residents


The Richmond Lions club recently honored two area residents at the 59th annual charter night commemorating their founding in the village of Richmond on March 5, 1952. Honored at the banquet, held at the Sycamore Grille in Delaware Water Gap, was Ed Nelson of Mt Bethel, for his many years of service to the community and the club as Santas helper. Every year during the Christmas season Nelson has made the rounds of Christmas parties in full Santa suit, bringing smiles to the faces of young and old a like with his jolly demeanor and Ho Ho Ho. Also honored that night was Lion Steve Hughes, who was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellow. Hughes was sighted for his long term perfect attendance as well as serving the club as president and is currently the club secretary. The award was created by Lions International to honor the memory of

founder Melvin Jones who started the volunteer service organization in 1917. Today there are 1.35 million members in over 45,000 clubs in 206 countries. Annually, the Richmond club uses profits

from three chicken BBQs and the sale of bird boxes and feeders to support their many projects both locally and worldwide. They recently completed the instillation of a new outfield fence at the ball

field in Richmond that they maintain for youth activities. The project was made possible in part with donations by friends of Ike Garr and will be dedicated in his memory.

Washington Twp. Auxiliary Plans Holiday Bingo


The Washington Township Fire Company Auxiliary will be holding a Holiday Bingo on November 20th. Doors open at 11:30am, and games start at 12:30. The cost is $20 in advance, and $25 at the door, and there are only 150 tickets available. For tickets, call Shirley at 610-588-1746 or Ruth at 610-863-7402.

Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Should Avoid


booster seat or seat belt. Shortcut: We will be driving more people in our car than we have seat belts. Since its a short trip, its not a big deal for someone to ride on another persons lap. Reminder: Its never safe to ride on another persons lap. Each passenger should be properly restrained on every trip. Shortcut: My son is 10 years old and 46 tall. Hes big enough to use a seat belt now. Reminder: The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends children continue to use belt-positioning booster seats until they are 49 and the seat belt fits properly. Help For Parents: Fortunately, AAA experts are available to help parents with car seat installation. Visit an AAA club, go to www.seatcheck.org or call (866) SEATCHECK [(866) 732-8243]. For additional information on AAAs child passenger safety resources for parents and caregivers, visit www.AAA.com/carseat.

With three out of four child safety seats not properly installed, consulting an expert can be critical to ensure that children are secured in the safest manner possible. (NAPSI)Parents of transporting children. young children need to AAA offers simple be better educated in reminders to protect order to avoid making parents most precious potentially dangerous cargo. Shortcut: Im only safety mistakes when driving a mile from they are on the go. home, so my son doesnt The Problem: Automobile crashes need to be secured in his remain a leading cause car seat since its a short of death for children and trip. Reminder: You should its important that parents consistently and buckle up properly on correctly use the appro- every tripno matter priate car seat to keep the distanceespecially their child passengers since most crashes occur safe. Many parents may close to home. Shortcut: Im picking be unknowingly endangering their children as up several kids after three out of four car soccer practice and Im seats are not used going to put my 8-yearcorrectly, according to old daughter in the front the National Highway seat so all the children Traffic Safety Adminis- can fit into the car. Reminder: All children tration. Some Answers: Busy under age 13 are safest parents and caregivers when riding in the backand properly may be tempted by seat safety shortcuts when restrained in a car seat,

Dont Just Respond To Power Outages, Prevent Them


(NAPSI)Some 30 million Americans suffer through extended power outages a year and that number is expected to rise-but you dont have to be among them. While storms, an aging electrical grid and freak occurrences can all contribute to significant power outages, getting a backup generator can make the difference for you. Its all well and good to have some extra batteries put aside but its even better to not need them in the first place. The answer, many families have found, is a stationary home backup generator that can keep the power running during and after a storm. A stationary backup generator connects to a homes existing natural gas or LP fuel supply, automatically turns on after the electrical power goes out and provides power to the home until the electrical grid returns. A stationary generator isnt just part of an emergency preparedness kit-it can actually help prevent an emergency. Power isnt just a luxury for many people with electronic medical devices, its a necessity. In addition, many work from home or remotely and not having power is bad for their economy and the nations. Fortunately, you can get a Generac power system with an output from 7 kilowatts to 60 kilowatts through a broad network of independent dealers, retailers and wholesalers. For further information, visit www.Generac.com, call (888) 436-3722, follow the company on Twitter@generacpowers ys or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gen eracpowersystems.

Clear Up The Clutter


(NAPSI)While many homeowners complain that they dont have enough space, they may have more than they think. Surprisingly, according to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, most clutter in the home is really the result of disorganization. The majority of people have plenty of space, they just arent using the space wisely or efficiently, explains Perri Kersh, a professional organizer, owner of Neat Freak and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. The attic, for example, is an ideal place for storing certain infrequently used items such as holiday decor. Organizational products can help you make better use of valuable space that is otherwise wasted. The new AtticMaxx Shelving System, for example, provides organized attic space and easy access to stored items. The shelf system mounts between attic trussesthe triangular wooden structures used to support a pitched roofto create vertical storage space around an attic floor. It installs in minutes with a screwdriver, a level and four screws. Visit www.Attic Maxx.com for more information and free organizing tips.

Cool Weather, Healthy Air


When firing up the furnace this winter, you may notice a burning smell coming from your air ducts. This is an indication of dust buildup in your homes ventilation system. An easy way to tell if your system should be cleaned is to remove the vent with a screwdriver. If you see a collection of dust or mold, consider calling a professional heating and cooling system cleaning contractor. Check that the company is a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), an organization that tests the knowledge of contractors for safe and effective heating and cooling system cleaning. For more information and to find a certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist, visit www.nadca.com.

(NAPSI)Cooler weather can mean more days spent indoors and signals the need to spruce up your home for seasonal get-togethers. When getting ready for the cozy days ahead, dont forget to clean

your homes air duct system. Air ducts and ventilation systems can become clogged with dust, pet hair and other contaminants, making them a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Historical Association Hosts Holiday Centerpiece Workshop


The Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop on Saturday, November 19th, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA. MCHA member and floral designer, Edward Gerhard, will conduct the hands-on workshop. The cost for the workshop is $15.00 per person for MCHA members and $20.00 per person for nonmembers. Evergreens, the floral container and a taper candle will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring along any ribbon, berries and/or decorative trim to enhance their evergreen centerpiece. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop will be held on the 2nd floor of the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion. The second floor is not handicap accessible. Due to the limited space, only the first twenty people will be admitted. Reservations with payment must be made by Tuesday, November 15th, to the Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Please contact the office at 570-4217703 or mcha@ptd.net for additional information. The Monroe County Historical Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving Monroe Countys rich history. For more information, visit www.Monroe Historical.org.

Jody Pysher's "Then & Now" Presentation Brings Back Memories For Bangor GFWC
Long time resident of Bangor area Jody Pysher presented "Then and Now" slide show of photos from the area 100 years ago and photos of the same location depicting what it looks like today. His love of local history being Myth-Lore-or Legend provided for an entertaining view of this area. He not only analyzed the subject of the photos but also the background to identify the locations. His interactive program was fun for all. Jody's stories were enhanced by many memories from the ladies in the audience. Liane Makatura the club's 2011 HOBY recipient attended the meeting to tell about her experience at the HOBY Leadership Conference in May at Temple University. Over 170 attendees enjoyed the interactive panels and found this conference to be different from other leadership conferences. Liane felt it was one of the best experiences she has had. One of the conference goals is to work in her own community. The conference has a website where she can track her volunteer hours with a goal of 100 hours. To date, she has logged 74 hours. Liane thanked Bangor GFWC for providing her with this experience and hopes they will continue to support this annual conference for Bangor students. The club is running fundraisers for their annual scholarship program, support of the Bangor Public Library, support of Domestic Violence Center, Operation Smile, and local food pantry. Members held a successful bake sale in October and plan another one for May. The club is selling coupons to participate in the Bon Ton Community Sale days in November. Coupons are available by calling Mary at 570897-6848. Also Entertainment books can be purchased by calling Doris at 610588-2318. This month members have volunteered to assist The Salvation Army collect applications from needy community families for holiday assistance. The Arts committee has distributed information to the local schools for the January Arts Festival. In addition to drawing categories, there are contests for photography, poetry, and short stories. All students are encouraged to participate in this fun project. Local first prize winners progress to the GFWC county, district, and state festivals. There are also craft categories for club members to participate. Guests are welcome to attend the November meeting which will be held on Tues Nov 15 at 12 noon at Prince of Peace Church, Johnsonville, PA. In addition to a yummy lunch of finger foods and desserts, the program will be presented by the Bangor Slater Network. Anyone interested in attending or learning more about GFWC please contact Sue at 610-498-2126.

2 Single-Needle Sewing Machines: w/ auto. backtrackers. Must pick up. $300 ea. Call after 6pm: 484-2396850. (2/4) 20 lb. Propane Tank: full w/ new valve. $35. Call 484-6950883. (3/4) For Sale: Magnavox converter box, brand new: $25. Assorted Handbags: $10. Call 610-8630901. (4/4) Lg. Maytag Washer: stainless steel drum. Exc. cond. $100. Call 484-903-6908. (3/4) For Sale: Picnic Table--$20. Microwave--$20. Hospital Bed- -$200. Call 610-4381514. (3/4) Oak Fireplace: can fit over elec. or gas heater. Never used. $125. (3/4) Monitor 41 Kerosene Heater: 4100 BTU, fully auto., atic. Good cond. $600 OBO. Call 610-863-9346. (2/4) 9 Drawer Dresser: $50 OBO. Call 484-903-6908. (4/4) Bar-Size Pool Table: great shade. Must see. You pick up. $500 OBO. Call 570-9976557. (1/4) Ashley Wood Coal Stove: great for garage, pole buildings, etc. Incl. chimney pipes. $300 firm. Call 610217-7049. (4/4) For Sale: Mbrs-Only Jacket, red, size 40, new: $20. Red Sport Coat, like new: $20. Call 570-998-7003. (4/4) NEW Winter Swimming Pool Cover: Round, 27. Still in box. $65 (orig. $89). Call 610-2170144. (4/4) For Sale: Alladin Kerosene Heater: $50. Friedrich Elec. Air Cleaner: $50. Sony Trinitron Color TV w/ stand: $30. RCA Console Color TV: $30. Call 570-897-5369. (4/4) NEW Sony Playstation 3: 160 GB, Blue Ray. 1-wk-old, new cond. 5 games. $300. Call 610-573-7306. (4/4) Train Table: 4 x 12 w/ N gauge track layout. $100. Call 570-897-5369. (4/4) Furniture: Chest of Drawers, colonial-style w/ 4 drawers: $50 OBO. Kitchen Table w/ 4 chairs, oak/white: $100 firm. Call 610-863-9292. (4/4)

1939 NY Worlds Fair Glass Pro-Form G80 Exercise Bike: ESSO Bank: exc. cond. $125. $150 (orig. $500). Call 610Call 610-588-4584. (2/4) 863-8679 or 610-417-9259. (2/4) Christmas Decorations: Light Up Animated Reindeer--$15. Black Quad Cane: $5. Call Two Indoor Light Up Angels- 610-863-0901. (2/4) -$30. Christmas Village--$15. Call 570-807-4954. (4/4) GE Elec. Double Oven Stove: $100. Call 610-588-0138. (2/4) Gun Powder Flask: brass. Very good cond. $275. Call Oak Fireplace: fits over elec. 610-588-4584. (1/4) or gas heater. Never used. $125. Call 610-588-2881. (1/4) Corner Fireplace: Ventless gas w/ blower. Pedestal & Heavy Duty Kenmore mantle incl. Hardly used. $500 Washer: needs $20 cupling. firm (orig. $1200). Call 570- $25. Call 610-737-1805. (2/4) 801-7178. (3/4) For Sale: 2 Chests of For Sale: Whirlpool Chest Drawers--$15 ea. Fishing Freezer--$50. Kerosene Heater Tackle Boxes- -$3-$5 ea. Call w/ 5 gal. of kerosene--$50. 610-588-0713. (2/4) Basketball Stand--$35. Call 610-863-5506. (2/4) Business Laser Fax Machine: 4100 Intellifax. Many Staffordshire Dinnerware: features. Like new. $175. Call 1976, liberty blue, made in 570-460-9657. (2/4) England. 4 settings, 6 pieces in ea. Serving bowls, platter, Small Chest Freezer: Call 610gravy boat w/ rest, sugar/ 588-0642. (1/4) creamer. 32 pieces total. $200 OBO. Call 610-588-5147. (3/4) For Sale: Ty Pennington Bamboo Flooring, 2 unopened Large Dog House: mainte- boxes, 5/8 x 3, Miso colornance free. 38 L x 30 W x 30 -$100 for both. Antique School H. Exc. cond. Asking $35. Call Desk--$35. Open Oak Square 610-588-8532. (3/4) End Table--$15. Local Dairy Cream Can, Crowleys--$50. FREE Wallcovering: 27x27. Small Oak Beer Keg, Schafer, MFG Waverly. 5 rolls, 60.75 sq. about 20 tall--$25. Cherry/ ft. ea. Pre-pasted, strippable, Maple Chest of Drawers--$20. off white w/ ivy green leaves. Call 570-424-2219, leave a Call 610-588-3252. (3/4) msg. (1/4) Lehigh & New England Portable AC: 9,000 BTUs w/ Railroad Lantern Red Globe: remote. Used 4 days. $350. exc. cond. $300. Call 610-588- Call 570-236-4172. (1/4) 4584. (2/4) Ibanez Glo Elec. Guitar: dual For Sale: Tree Stand Summet humbuckers, dark wine color. Titan--$250. TC Firestorm 50 Hardly used. Exc. cond. Plus cal--$275. Wooden Apple Ibanez 15 watt amp, gig bag, Crates--$2.50 ea. Mec. Shot strap, amp cord, picks, adjustShell Reloaders, 20 & 12 ga.-- able guitar stand, headphones $75. Call 610-248-1733. (2/4) & elec. tuner. $150 for everything. Call 484-226-0880. (1/4) Rainbow Vacuum: w/ attachments & power nozzle. $95. New Lazy Boy Lift Chair: Call 610-863-0901. (4/4) $300 OBO. Call 610-509-9795. (1/4) Items For Sale: Kitchen Set, 4 Chairs, HH Items, & more. Call For Sale: Copper Pots & Pans, 610-863-6583. (2/4) large Gold-Framed Mirror, Hand-Crocheted Blankets. Call For Sale: Refrigerator/Freezer, 570-421-1008. (1/4) side-by-side, stand-up freezer; W & D w/ lg. capacity drum; Aquarium: 30 gal. breeder treadmill. Call for pricing: 484- tank. Full hood, light, filters, 538-8541. (2/4) cleaner, heater & extras. $30. Call 610-588-0713. (1/4) For Sale: Triple Dresser w/ 3 mirrors, dark wood; Rocking Chair; 47 TV; Clothes, size 28 W; Full Size Piano w/ bench; Coffee Table w/ smoked glass top panels. Call for pricing: 484-538-8541. (2/4)

Pellet Stove: Englander 25PDVE. Heats up to 15,000 sq. ft. Like new. Extra parts incl. Asking $800 (orig. $1300). Call 610-588-2827. (1/4)

2-Seater Sofa: light brown, 88 long. $100. Call 610-588-3592. (1/4)

Kerosene Heater: like new. $20. Call 610-588-0713. (1/4) Set of 4 Aluminum Cyclone Wheels: 15x10 for Chevy full 8 Aluminum Garage Door: w/ windows, hardware & door Ladies Wig: never worn. $20. size or Toyota truck. 6-lug bolt pattern. Good cond. $150. Call opener. Like new. $275. Call Call 610-863-4734. (1/4) Rich at 610-863-5766 or 610610-588-2827. (1/4) 349-6770. (2/4) For Sale: Feather Touch 1987 Honda Civic Sedan: 1 Ironrite model 8.5. Fairbanks owner, garage kept. 65,500 mi. Morse type CN6, DW head. $3200. Call 610-863-4609. Call 610-588-7168. (1/4) Kioti 6, 3 pt. Hitch Finish (2/4) Waterford Irish Crystal Stem- Mower: exc. cond. $1100. Call 1996 Buick Sedan: exc. cond. ware: Tramore pattern. 8 610-588-4584. (2/4) Smoke-free, blue. Have all champagne/sherbert glassware--$160. 8 water goblets- For Sale: 1 hydraulic dump records since purchased. 60k -$225. Heavy cut crystal. Email wagon, 2 hay wagons w/ mi. Asking $3000. Call 610sandygerr@yahoo.com. (1/4) wooden sides, New Holland 863-7606. (2/4) smoker elevator-24. In good Toshiba 24 TV: FST Pure cond. Call after 5pm: 610-252- 1999 Ford Ranger: 108,819 mi. Runs great. $4,000 OBO. Color Stream. Model 24AF42. 4146. (2/4) Call Victor: 610-390-9012. (4/4) Exc. cond. $75. Call 570-8976348. (1/4) Black Harley Davidson Helmet: Large, never worn, w/ 2002 Chrysler Voyager: 7 Antique Rocking Cradle: face shield. In orig. box. $150. psgr. 6 cyl, full power. New new made in early 1900s. 36 x 20. Call after 4pm: 610-863-9051. inspection, clean, runs good. 110k mi. Must sell. $3600. Call All orig. incl. finish. Complete. (4/4) 610-837-3786. (4/4) $20. Pics avail. Call 484-5572206. (1/4) New River Rider: by Sevylor. In box. Holds 3 ppl. Asking 1996 Chevy Caprice: $1100. Antique Carriage Wheels: $200. Call John: 610-381- Call 484-695-0883. (4/4) axles & parts. Made in late 7286. (4/4) 1977 Trans Am Rear Spoiler: 1800s. $100 for everything. Pics avail. Call 484-557-2206. 2007 Harley Davidson XL 3 PC. $150. Call 610-588(1/4) 1200 Low: Black, fuel injected, 5147. (3/4) all original, only 4,300 miles, Antique Oil Tank: w/ pump. All mint cond.; $8,000. Optional Blazer Aluminum Rims w/ orig. Atlantic motor oil, Philly equipment: $500 (paid Tires: 4. Call 610-588-0642. (1/4) PA. Always stored inside. $1,000). Call 484-988-0969. $125. Pics avail. Call 484-5572206. (1/4) 1983 Honda Shadow 750: 2000 Durango Cargo Net: Needs some work. Call 484- exc. cond. Asking $25. Call 610-588-5132. (1/4) Antique Hand Truck: for 695-0883. (4/4) round barrels. Cast iron wheels. $25. Pics avail. Call Fishing Rod Holder: custom- Studded Snow Tires: two 235 484-557-2206. (1/4) made, wooden, lined. Holds 3 75R 15 on Chevy wheels. $250 9 rods. Good for vans & SUVs. for pair. Call 610-863-7246. (1/4) Musical Instruments: Jay Call 610-588-5918. (3/4) Turser Guitar w/ gig bag, cut 1998 Chevy Z-24 Cavalier: away style acoustic, built-in gold, 100k mi. Auto trans, CD pickups--$150. Clarinet, good player, auto windows & locks, cond.--$75. Bugle, no namesunroof. Well kept. $1200 -$20. Trumpet w/ case, Bundy, OBO. Call 484-824-2470. (1/4) complete--$125. Call 610-8634734. (1/4) Tow Bar & 2 Bench Seats: for 1995 Ford Winstar van. $75. Winter Coats: ladies white; Call 610-588-2827. (1/4) dark brown forecaster, med., tan & white w/ hood; mens Honda GXV 530 Engine: new black leather w/ removable tags still on it. $500. Call 610lining. All in exc. cond. $5 ea. 588-2827. (1/4) Call 610-863-4734. (1/4) Furniture: Sofa, 2 End Tables, Coffee Table & 2 Lamps--$250. 1 Wing Chair w/ foot rest-$100. Call 570-807-4954. (1/4)

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For Sale: Ceramic Kiln, Lots of Molds, Jewelry Findings, Ceramic Christmas Tree Lights, Lamp Kits, Ceramic Access., Folding Table, Music Box Horizon GS 950 T Treadmill: Discs, etc. Call for pricing: 484like new. $300. Call after 6pm: 538-8541. (2/4) 610-588-2639. (2/4) Entertainment Center: sauder Reece Button Holer: factory wood. Holds 27 TV. 1 drawers, machine, pivot head stand & 3 doors; 1 w/ glass. 51 L x 48 motor, 110 power. Call 610- H x 17 deep. Exc. cond. $25. 863-0901. (2/4) Call 610-588-0713. (2/4)