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Bangor Police Department Adds Chaplains to Community Services

to serve the citizens of the community, have added a new phase to the department. A Chaplain service is now in effect. The duties of the Police Chaplain is to provide spiritual and emotional support not just to police personnel, but to community members who seek support in times of need. The support will be confidential and subject to the rules of the department. One of the goals of this service is to develop a rapport with the police department and provide crisis intervention during a police emergency. This may come in a variety of ways including comforting people who have been in accidents as well as those who have been victims of crimes. Securing emergency food, shelter and other essentials for those in need will be a priority. Those participating in this project are Rev. Franklin Stinner, Trinity Evangelical Church; Rev. Stephen Maco,

The Bangor Police, in their continuing efforts

By Maria Cascario

PA Bagel and Deli Celebrates Grand Opening of 2nd Location

decided to offer customers two locations where they could find bagels made from scratch, a full-service deli, cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, pierogies, hamburgers, party trays and more. Were able to expand our menu now and reach people who didnt get out this way (Mt. Bethel), Darlene said. Customers who stop by the Pen Argyl location will find the same fresh bagels that have always been available in Mt. Bethel. In addition, customers will also be able to order from a new menu of specialty sandwiches, salads, and overall, a larger menu. Weve received a very warm reception, Darlene said. Customers are providing great feedback for the products and service provided in Pen Argyl. One specialty item in Pen Argyl is subs. So far, the biggest seller is the Italian sub, made with Boars Head meats. Other products that can be purchased in Pen Argyl are mortadella,

One is such a lonely number. Thats why PA Bagel and Deli recently opened in Pen Argyl, adding a second location for customers to choose from over 150 combinations of freshly baked bagels and delicious cream cheeses. Not to mention their Boars Head meats and cheeses, deli sandwiches and more. Frank and Darlene Kinney opened the second PA Bagel and Deli on April 9th at 492 East Main Street (RT 512), next to Sweet Temptations in Pen Argyl. Open in their first location - 3038 North Delaware Drive (Route

By Sarah Loren

611), Mt. Bethel - since July 2010, the Kinneys

Little Creek Bar-B-Cue Co. Named Reserve Grand Champs in Whole Hog Competition
weekend, after the Little Creek team was named Reserve Grand Champions in a whole hog competition. Rich and Kim Green, owners of Little Creek Bar-B-Cue, travelled to Salisbury, Maryland on April 20th to take part in the annual Pork in the Park Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ Competition. The husband and wife team entered various BBQ competitions, including ribs, pork,

Another trophy was added to the collection

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at Little Creek Bar-B-Cue Co. in Bangor this past

We would like to wish Carly Capone a very Happy Birthday! Carly will be celebrting on April 27th. Happy Birthday wishes are sent to Maria Cascario, who will be celebrating on April 28th. Have a wonderful day, Maria! We would like to wish Ronda Vaughn a very Happy Birthday on April 29th. Have a fantastic birthday, Aunt Cookie! Bring Your Appetite! The Upper Mount Bethel Barn Committee is holding a Dining Out Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Trolley Shops

Restaurant, 257 E Central Ave, Bangor, from 4pm to closing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help repair the damage done to the park barn by Hurricane Irene. Eat, enjoy, and have fun while helping save a piece of your history. Door prizes will be drawn every 30 minutes (must be present to win). If you cannot attend the dinner please consider giving a donation! On Wednesday, May 9th at Bangor Memorial Park former 1946 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Fred Schmidt of Wind Gap will throw

out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Colonial League regular season finale between Slate Belt rivals, the Bangor Slaters and the Pen Argyl Green Knights. Game time is slated for 7PM. Other night games at Bangor Memorial Park will be held on Friday, April 27th versus N. Lehigh and Monday, May 7th versus Northwestern. Start times for both those games are 7PM. Ken and Peg Golden of Johnsonville recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Happy Anniversary, Ken and Peg. The East Bangor Methodist Church will hold it's monthly pastie sale on Tuesday May 1st. The choices are beef and broccoli/cheese with or without onion. Pickup is 3:30 at the Church. Call 610-5881745. The Bangor Block Watch will host Terrence Miller, founder of the Easton Gang Prevention Community Task Force, on Tuesday evening, May 15th., at the Bee Hive on 197 Pennsylvania Avenue. The free presentation will start at 7:00 p.m., and is open to the public. Mr. Miller will discuss, "Crime Prevention: What Works?" He

will describe what community organizations around the U.S. are doing to stop crime in their neighborhoods, and he will cite statistics reflecting their success rate. Questions will be entertained after the program. Refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Anna Maria Caldara at 610-3606260. The Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the following students were chosen to receive the 2012 Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards and the Frederick R. Curcio Jr. Scholarship Award: Mya Roberson, Bangor High School; Kimberly Hakvaag, Career Institute of Technology; Tamara Dutt, Faith Christian School; Catherine Clause, Pen Argyl High School; Jessica Kerler, Pius X High School; and Christian Giovannini, (Piux High School) recipient of the Frederick R. Curcio Jr., Award. We love hearing from you! Send your birthdays, anniversaries, and 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 during the week April 5 through 11, 2012. Adult fiction: Lewis, Beverly, The fiddler; Rollins, James, Deep fathom. Adult non-fiction: Coan, Peter, Ellis Island interviews; Cohen, Stan, The tree army; Friedman, Norman, Desert victory; Oplinger, Carl, The Poconos; Robinson, Ray, The home run heard round the world; Stillwell, Paul, Battleship New Jersey. Junior non-fiction:

MacRae, Sloan, Aaron Rodgers; Nemeth, Jason, Earths layers; Quinlan, Julia, GPS and computer maps. Easy Reader nonfiction: Albright, Rosie, Detection rats; Dayton, Connor, Independence Day; Dayton, Connor, Memorial Day; Dayton, Connor, Presidents Day. Books on CD: Pelzer, Dave, The privilege of youth; Cooke, Alistair, The American home front, 1942-1942; Philbrick, Nat, Sea of glory. DVDs: Revolutionary Road, War horse.

or to see how you can help, go to the Safe Harbor Easton website at http://safeharboreaston.c om.

Richard and Nancy Lieberman of Pen Argyl were selected as the winners for the Americas Farmers Grow Communities $2500 award for their favorite non-profit organization. The Liebermans selected Safe Harbor Shelter in Easton to receive these monies and the check was presented on Monday, April 9th. This is the second annual Americas Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to help farmers positively impact their communities. To learn more about the program, visit The Liebermans have been involved with Safe Harbor Easton through their church, Slate Belt Nazareth

Baptist church. The church has been providing an evening monthly meal to the residents for several years. The opportunity to make a meal and serve it meets the physical needs of the residents. The desire of the church members is to show and share the Love of Jesus Christ meeting the spiritual needs. In this past year, the Liebermans have involved their entire family in preparing and serving a meal at the shelter and they would like to encourage other families to get involved by calling Safe Harbor at 610-258-5540. Meals are provided daily by many different community groups, churches and families. For more information

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chicken, brisket and dessert. But their happiest moment was hearing their name called as Reserve Grand Champions of the whole hog division. I was just happy, Rich said with an ear to ear smile. We go down there hoping to win, and we finally got the whole hog trophy.

Little Creek takes part in various competitions throughout the year, travelling as far as Arkansas. Like racecar drivers for NASCAR, BBQ competition teams receive points for their placement at every competition they take part in. In 2011, Little Creek placed in the top 10 percent overall, out of more than 5,000 teams. It aint no joke when you smell our smoke, Rich says.

Little Creek Bar-B-Cue Co. is located at 1004 Washington Blvd. in bangor. Not only do they serve delicious, award-winning BBQ, but they also cater all occasionsincluding pig roastsof any size. For more information, call Little Creek at 610-588-3831, visit www.littlecreekbarbcue or check them out on Facebook. For more information on KCBS, visit

Bangor Block Watch Meeting Planned

The Bangor Block Watch will host Terrence Miller, founder of the Easton Gang Prevention Community Task Force, on Tuesday evening, May 15th., at the Bee Hive on 197 Pennsylvania Avenue. The free presentation will start at 7:00 p.m., and is open to the public. Mr. Miller will discuss, "Crime Prevention: What Works?" He will describe what community organizations around the U.S. are doing to stop crime in their neighborhoods, and he will cite statistics reflecting their success rate. Questions will be entertained after the program. Refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Anna Maria Caldara at 610-3606260. The Bangor Block Watch meets the 1st. and 3rd. Tuesday monthly, 7:00 p.m., at the Bee Hive, 197 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bangor. Everyone is welcome.

Family Life Community Church teens to Show Case their Talents at the Hub
The youth group from Family Life Community Church recently competed at a scholarship competition. Several teens made it on to the state level. Jimmy Tarpey made it for male vocal solo, guitar solo, and song writing competition. He also made it on to nationals with his male vocal solo and song writing. Juliana Tarpey made it to states with her piano solo and female vocal solo. Faith Jensen made it to states for her female voice solo. Autumn Van Horn made it to states for her short sermon and solo human video. Abigail Manning made it to states with her urban dance solo and 2-d art. Emily Crane also made it for 2-d art. In addition, Noah Manning made it for his tshirt design. Connor Noble, Eli Hoyte and Brian Kempton moved forward to states with their small group human video. The large group human video which tells the story of Ezekiel and the Valley of the Dry Bones also made it to states. Group members were Noah Manning, Angelo Ceirderos, Faith Jensen, Eli Hoyte, Connor Noble, Brian Kempton, Abigail Manning, Autumn Van Horn. The teens would like to invite the teens from the community to the show case of their performance. It will be April 28th, 7pm at the Hub Teen Center, 14 Broadway, Bangor. There is a $2 admission charge for teens.

(NewsUSA) - There are people all over the world who are struggling and in need of help. One could be right next door. While it's not always possible to help out financially, or donate a large amount of time to a cause, there are easy ways to perform simple acts of kindness every day. Not only does the person performing the good deed feel great, but these small gestures add up to make a big difference. Contribute to the community with these simple deeds: * Gather gently used books. Contact schools, libraries and other institutions, such as hospitals and senior centers, to see if books are needed. Involve a book club or other community organization to increase the donation. * Call area schools and ask about volunteering. Many schools are looking for mentors and tutors. Depending on each school's policy, sometimes volunteers

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Rev. David Manning, Family Life Community Church and Michael Amman, Lead Pastor, Hopesprings Community of Faith.

This program will hopefully bring the community together, said Michael Hunsicker, Interim Administrator of the Bangor Police Department. The availability of our police chaplains will build a better rapport between the police department and the public.

need to attend a short training session before starting. For parents, lending time to chaperone a field trip is both fun and rewarding. * Consider donating blood through an American Red Cross blood drive. The need for blood is constant as approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Just one donation can save up to three lives. After each donation, Red Cross donors are treated to Keebler cookies, beverages and other snacks as a way to say "Thank you" for their act of kindness. To learn more about the "Be a Good Cookie. Get a Good Cookie." campaign and for blood donation eligibility, visit * Head to the local park for a clean-up. Get friends to chip in to help the community as well. Separate trash from recyclable items and dispose of each appropriately. See efforts materialize in a clean green space. * Organize a clothing drive with co-workers or friends. Schedule home pick-ups for a specific day, and donate gently used clothing to local charitable organizations. You'll be helping others, and you'll have more room in your closets.

Olive Leaf Extract Helps Support 16th Annual Senior Fitness Walk Healthy Blood Pressure
(NAPSI)Good news for the aging baby boomer population and others: Blood pressure control is rated one of the most important health concerns and research shows that the bioactive compound oleuropein found in olive leaf extract helps support blood pressure. Thats important, considering high blood pressure is one of the most accurate predictors of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans. Many of the validated benefits of the Mediterranean diet derive from heart-healthy compounds contained in the olive fruit, including the polyphenols tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol. When it comes to olives power to support blood pressure already within a healthy range, research shows that the bioactive compound oleuropein is primarily responsible. The Benefits Oleuropein has been subjected to extensive research and found to have: A positive influence on LDL cholesterol A good influence on blood sugar levels already within normal range An ability to provide optimal support for cardiovascular health Powerful antioxidant properties to protect blood vessels against cellular damage caused by free radicals. The Research As published in the scientific journal Phytomedicine in February 2011, researchers using 1,000 mg per day of this formulation in a double-blind, randomized, parallel and active-controlled clinical trial documented an average 11.5 p mmHg (millimeters of mercury) decline in systolic readings. Systolic blood pressure is the maximum arterial pressure during the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart. In a blood pressure reading, the systolic pressure is typically the first number recorded. For example, with a blood pressure of 120 over 80, the systolic pressure is 120. Where To Find It Oleuropein is naturally found in olive leaves and also in a branded ingredient called Benolea from Frutarom, standardized to 16 percent oleuropein. Standardization is a process that manufacturers use to ensure consistency. In some cases, standardization involves identifying specific chemicals (known as markers). The process can also provide a measure of quality control. Expert Advice Life Extension Foundation, a pioneer in funding cutting-edge research and reporting the latest anti-aging and integrative health therapies worldwide, suggests a daily serving of two 500-mg vegetarian capsules of Olive Leaf Vascular Support, a supplement product that supplies optimal concentrations of this proprietary, highly stable oleuropein, for maximum benefit. Learn More For more information about olive leaf extract and Olive Leaf Vascular Support, visit On Wednesday, May 16th, the Pocono Family YMCA will be hosting their 16th Annual Senior Fitness Walk. This is a one mile walk through beautiful downtown Stroudsburg. Registration starts at 9am and the walk starts at 10am. Prior to the walk you are invited to participate in our Arthritis Foundation exercise class or a warm up and stretch session from 9:15am- 9:45am. There will be nurses available to check blood pressures. After the walk, there will be entertainment provided by Peter Begley, light refreshments and door prizes. This is a joint effort by the Pocono Family YMCA, Prime Time Health Program, R.S.V.P. and Monroe County Aging office. This is a free event for all Monroe County older adults. Pre- registration is suggested, however, you may register the day of the walk. The first 100 to register will receive a free T- Shirt. For further information, call the Pocono Family YMCA at 570421-2525 ext. 139, Prime Time Heath 570420 3746, R.S.V.P. at 570-420 3747.

Learn About The Risks For A Rare Condition, Affecting Parkinsons Patients And Others With Neurological Diseases
(NAPSI)Patients who have neurological diseases, such as Parkinsons disease, are no strangers to the difficulties that having a chronic disease can have on their daily lives. To make matters worse, many may be experiencing symptoms associated with the rare condition, neurogenic orthostatic h y p o t e n s i o n (Neurogenic OH or NOH). A new survey of these patients and their caregivers revealed that 92 percent of patients have experienced at least one symptom of Neurogenic OH, but only 24 percent have ever heard of the condition. Neurogenic OH occurs in people with an underlying neurologic diseases, such as Parkinsons, multiple system atrophy (MSA), pure autonomic failure (PAF), nondiabetic autonomic neuropathy and dopamine beta hydroxylase deficiency. Of these patients, its estimated that Neurogenic OH affects 2030 percent of Parkinsons patients, 81 percent of MSA patients and nearly all of PAF patients. For people with Neurogenic OH, standing up from a sitting or lying position can lead to dizziness, lightheadedness, lack of concentration or vision problems. Many of these symptoms, particularly dizziness, are persistent and may interfere with everyday life. Sometimes the dizziness and lightheadedness can even cause patients to fall unexpectedly, putting them at risk for other injuries. Many are forced to rely on others for extra help. Patients surveyed estimate they spend a significant amount of time, as many as eight hours per week, managing these symptoms. Patients and caregivers should talk to their physicians about what other conditions, such as Neurogenic OH, they may be susceptible to because of their neurological condition.

Beauty Is Waiting In The Wings: Attracting Birds And Butterflies

(NAPSI)Birds and butterflies add color and excitement to a garden that cant be found from any other source. And their contributions are much more than aesthetic: Birds help control insects and slugs; while butterflies are important pollinators. Almost anywhere a plant grows will get an occasional visit from these attractive and beneficial creatures. Making your yard a welcoming oasis for them can be as simple as choosing the right plants. Butterflies and hummingbirds feed primarily on nectar, a sugary liquid produced inside flowers. Certain plants are exceptional sources of nectar, such as the aptly named butterfly bush (Buddleia), which is a favorite of hummingbirds as well. Though these shrubs have long been popular, newly introduced varieties offer major improvements. For example, a Miss Molly butterfly bush has intense dark magenta flowers on a compact 4 5 (1.21.5m) plant. If space is an issue, you may care to try the Lo and Behold series of butterfly bushes. These shrubs pack all the flower power and attractive silver foliage of their larger kin but in a neat, compact package: Blue Chip is just 2430 (6072cm) tall. White butterfly bushes, such as Ice Chip, make an excellent choice for busy people who can only enjoy their gardens at night. The light-colored flowers appear to shine in the dark and at just 1824 (4560 cm) tall, it can be planted in a large pot or as an edging around a deck or patio. Numerous species of much-loved songbirds, such as cardinals, cedar waxwings and bluebirds, rely on berries for food. Winterberry holly, a native shrub, is an especially nice choice. Unlike other hollies, it loses its leaves in

There are a variety of plants that could help attract songbirds, butterflies and ladybugs to your garden like Black Lace elderberry (left) and Cardinal Candy viburnum. autumn, making the berry-laden stems extra showy. Some varieties are especially fruitful, such as Berry Heavy, while others are selected for exceptionally bright color, such as Berry Nice. Birds prefer the fruit of winterberry holly when its ripe and soft; consequently, the ornamental display remains until mid-winter. For more information on the variety of plants that attract butterflies and songbirds to the garden, visit

Easy Steps To A Forest Green Home

(NAPSI)-Many people are aware of how much recycling efforts can help our planet, but newableHome offers information about the little-known merits of using products made from renewable resources, such as wood and paper. A renewable resource is one that can be replenished, while a nonrenewable resource is one that exists only in limited amounts. As one of the Earth's greatest renewable resources, forests can continually replenish themselves, especially when given proper management and care. The site offers many helpful familyfriendly reuse and recycle ideas, along with information on the benefits of using renewable resources at home. While on the site, visitors can tour a virtual renewable home and discover easy tips to help make homes more forest green. One tip is to buy wood and paper from certified sustainable forests, which are carefully managed and are one reason there are 12 million more acres of U.S. forests today than there were 20 years ago. What's more, these products can help the environment. Just like the trees from which they are made, wood and paper products, such as furniture or magazines, store carbon and keep it from being released into the atmosphere for as long as they are in use. And the people of the wood and paper products industry plant 1.7 million new trees every day, more than making up for what is harvested. The site suggests these easy ways to make a home forest green: Make your picnics and barbecues easier with paper cups, plates and napkins. Unlike other disposables, paper is recyclable and comes from a renewable resource, our forests. Plant a tree. Besides adding beauty and value to your landscaping, trees act as natural air conditioners to keep your indoor climate more comfortable. Recycle newspapers, catalogs and magazines. One ton of recycled paper saves enough electricity to run a TV for 41 hours.

Motorized Shades: Energy-Saving, Practical Decor

( N A P S I ) Yo u r shades can be more than a decorative element, if theyre motorized. Motorized shades are a cool way to add technology to your home and can make life easier, save energy-and more. Here are features and benefits: Do you have high living room windows or windows behind a sunken tub in your master bath? What about windows behind your kitchen sink? Shades in hard-to-reach areas can be difficult to open and close. With motorized shades, you can easily adjust shades with one button press. Manually lowering shades takes time. With motorized shades, you can lower them all at once without even getting up from your chair. Plus, you may be more apt to raise and lower these shades than manual ones. Unlike many manual shades, motorized shades are cordless, so kids and pets cant get tangled in the cords. Adjusting shades with the seasons can help keep your heating and cooling expenses from going through the roof. Motorized shades make it easy to block the suns rays in summer to help keep a room cool or let them in to warm a room in winter. Motorized honeycomb shades feature pockets that trap air, providing superior insulation. The fabrics may provide better insulation than your windows. Over time, the suns rays can damage fabrics, artwork and flooring. Your being able to press a button to lower shades and block those harsh rays will help extend the life of your homes interior. Now you can have the benefits of motorized honeycomb shades without pulling wires for electricity-with Serena remote controlled shades by Lutron. Because you control them via a remote, theyre great for hard-to-reach windows. Available from www.LutronSerenaSha, these shades are battery powered, so you can easily install them yourself in about 10 minutes. The shades come in sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics, so you can choose the amount of sunlight in the room. To learn more about adding convenience and energy savings with motorized shades, visit

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sopressatta, prosciutto and chorizo panino. You can also order everything you need to make a meat and cheese platter, including Boars Head Italian dry sausage, hot sausage, pepperoni and abruzze. We have a good bagel, good meat, and good customer service, Darlene said. When Frank and Darlene first opened the full-service deli and bagel shop, they carefully weighed their options when it came to baking bagels. Ordered pre-made from someone else? Frozen and baked on premises? They just werent good enough, Frank said. Theres nothing better than making them from scratch. Thats right. Every one of their varieties of bagel (including

flagels) is made from scratch and baked on site at PA Bagel and Deli in Mt. Bethel. We wanted it to be our own, Darlene said. Since they opened, Frank and Darlene have done just that. From their freshly-made bagels to their many delicious cream cheeses (whipped on premises), they have certainly made it their own. We use quality products in and on our bagels, Darlene said. Stop by PA Bagel and Deli today and try one of their fresh bagels with a flavorful cream cheesemy two favorites (so far!) are the French toast bagel with walnut raisin cream cheese, and the garlic bagel with bacon and cheddar cream cheese. But dont take my word for it! You can choose from plain, blueberry, chocolate

chip, asiago cheese, and more. Cream cheeses? Try strawberry, veggie, chocolate, or one of the many others. Youll have to stop in to find out what other flavors they offer! Both locations of PA Bagel and Deli are open seven days a week. Stop by Mt. Bethel from 4:30am to 3pm Monday through Saturday, or Sunday from 6am to 2pm. In Pen Argyl, manager Nicolle Ilcyn and her assistants, Terri, Karen, Stephanie, Lexi and Jake, will be there to serve you from 6am to 3pm Monday through Saturday, and 7am to 2pm on Sundays. To place your order ahead of time, or for more information on party trays and bagel baskets, call the Mt. Bethel location at 570-897-6611, or the Pen Argyl location at 610-863-6611.

Introduction to Social Etiquette

Besides getting the perfect prom dress, there are many other things to think about. If you want your prom to be the best, the first thing to talk about is etiquette. For many of you, the prom will be you first formal event. If that thought makes you uncomfortable, it's a clear sign that your socual graces could us improvement. Etiquette.... The word has all but disappeared from the English language of today, but at one time, it played a very important role in Western Civilization. Etiquette was how society would distinguish the educated, cultured, and high born from the rest of us riffraff. In fact, improving your etiquette did much to advance your station in life. It can still do a log for you. Just consider what a fuss everyone makes over your friends with manners; Their "please's" and thank you's" always get a "Why can't you be more and so?" from mom. Regrettably, many teens have never attended a formal dance, and the prom may be the only one they attend for a while. Facing facts, many of you may never attend another formal dance. Let's try to make a good and lasting impression. Nowadays, most people could use a little help in the manners and behavior department. This is not just because you are going to a prom but because you will soon find yourself in the real world. You'll be going on job interviews, taking business lunches, and other social functions where people will make determinations that affect your life based on, dare I say it... your etiquette. Here are some general Guidelines that will help you in the manners battle ...or "common Sense" Etiquette 1.Think before you speak. 2.Try to remain patient with the world around you, and resist the temptation to react when presented with bad behavior. 3.Approach life with an attitude of respect treating everyone you encounter with thoughtful regard. 4.Be aware that your actions, both good and bad have a cause and effect. 5.How you present yourself to the world is how people see you. Your inside is invisible to them. It's not just being a good person that matters; it's how you present that good person. 6.Careful planning and a relaxed attitude will help you sail through most social situations. 7.The secret to successful social interacting is to make others feel comfortable. 8.Have fun while being considerate of others; don't let it be perceived as a chore. Remember sincerity is everything so even if you have to, fake sincerity ...Just Kidding.

Slate Belt Communities That Care Holding 5th Annual Town Hall Meeting
The Slate Belt Communities That Care, in conjunction with Bangor Area School District, Pen Argyl Area School District, and Pius X Parochial School, will be holding its 5th annual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The event, which is being held at the Blue Valley Farm Show from 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m., includes the requirement that Bangor Area School District parents attend one of four educational offerings, in order for their child to be able to attend the prom. The Not in Our House theme is based on a national initiative aimed at preventing underage drinking in settings where adults are hosting parties and/or providing alcohol. The goal is to inform adults of the civil and criminal liabilities of social hosting and/or supplying alcohol to underage youth. Some of the notable panel speakers for the April 26th program include: Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, the Honorable Stephen Baratta, and District Judge Todd Strohe. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and its Center for Substance Abuse Prevention sponsor community-based organizations to hold Town Hall Meetings as part of a national effort to prevent and reduce underage alcohol use. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Bangor Area School District students celebrated Earth Day integrating Mrs. Gebharts sixth grade classroom with Mrs. Haddads ninth through twelfth grade students. On April 18th, many students, administrators and teachers gathered next to the old school house in recognizing homemade, recyclable projects created by the students. Some projects include a classroom divider/ organizer made out of 16 extra large coffee containers, bird feeders made out of various recyclable objects, an American flag made out of gum packages, and a patch work bag made out of recycled t-shirts and fabric. First place was taken by Bryce Keifer. He created a 3dimensional buffalo made out of dryer lint after several loads of laundry. The second place winner was Athena Turner. She created a can hat made out of soda cans, rope, and card board. Third place was a tie given to Gavin McAlory and Griffen Long. Gavin created a small grill made out of a large pea can, metal wires, and sticks of wood. Griffen created a recyclable gear project made out of gears from the garbage and a dresser door. In addition to the Earth Day celebration, Mrs. Haddads class along with Miss Lambert provided 5 Points Inn and Deli with a Deli sign made out of 173 Ketchup bottles. Students washed, glued, and some spray painted the bottles in creating the word DELI. Teachers and students would also like to thank all community members for attending and supporting our Earth Day Spectacular.

Everest Medical Laboratory Opens in Mt. Bethel

a comprehensive menu of laboratory tests in all areas of medicine. In fact, more than 96% of tests ordered are performed on site! Everests phlebotomists are among the most gentle and professional in the field, making the patients experience a pleasant one. Their phlebotomists including Jamule, who is stationed at the Mt. Bethel PSC, are highly skilled and trained in drawing pediatrics, adults and geriatric patients. Their goal is to always give the patient a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Everest Labs has been a great decision for our medical practice for various reasons. Our office was initially intrigued by the Everest Experience. Meaning, anytime I would call with an inquiry, it would only take 2 phone rings to speak to a LIVE person! When with any other lab could that ever happen? Its incredible service and is thus on a higher level than any others. Besides their excellent customer service on the phone, Everest Labs provides meticulous care when dealing with results. When dealing with other labs, results would take many days, even a week. With Everest Labs, our office receives the majority of our results the NEXT DAY! An amazing concept, creating a better connection between our office and our patients. - Dr. Smith, NJ I work in a medical office, and I recently visited an Everest Labs Patient Service Center for blood testing and was very impressed with both the facility and their staff. I was treated very nicely and the phlebotomist did an amazing job with the blood draw, I didnt feel a thing. I will be sure to send patients from our office to Everest Labs Patient Service Centers, regularly, and Ill refer anyone I know who may be looking for a quality, professional lab that really cares for their patients. - Amanda, PA Everest Medical Laboratory accepts all major insurances. They also understand that not everyone has medical insurance, so they offer hardship discounts on any blood work exam and will work with you to ensure that you are left completely satisfied. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8am to 1pm and Saturday 8am to 12pm. Their phone number is 570-897-5227.

Everest Medical Laboratory has finally arrived in Pennsylvania! Everest Medical Laboratory has just opened one of many patient service centers soon to come, right here in Mt. Bethel, at 6 Mt. Bethel Plaza. The patient service centers are designed for patients to have their blood work done with no appointments needed and no wait time. Everest understands how busy at times our day to day lives are and that sometimes the care of our health takes a back seat. That is why

this lab has made it a priority to give their patients the highest quality of service without the Commercial laboratory long line waiting time. Everest Medical Laboratory is a state of the art, full service laboratory dedicated to providing exceptional laboratory testing and support to our physicians and patients. Their goal is to provide the highest quality FDA approved laboratory services. Everest is proud to say that from the very routine to the most esoteric, they offer

Make Meals Easier For The Family with Take Out from J. Defranco & Daughters
Many years ago, a fourteen year old Italian boy stepped off a ship and found himself in America, the place where he would raise a family, grow old and make his dreams come true. That boy was Philip DeFranco, who, along with his wife Teodora, went on to open a butcher shop and grocery store in Roseto, Pennsylvania in 1926. Today, their business continues to thrive in the hands of their grandson, Joseph DeFranco. A Taste of Tradition, Il Gusto Della Tradizione, are words to live by for Joe and his wife Joelene, owners of the DeFranco family
By Sarah Loren

business, J. DeFranco and Daughters Catering and Deli. When Philip and Teodora retired in 1976, they passed the business along to their son Martin, who moved the store from Roseto to 2173 West Bangor Road, Bangor, where the business is still run today. In 1989, Joe, Martins son, took over the company, which he has turned into a seven -day -a- week catering business. Because Joe didnt have any sons, he changed the name DeFranco and Sons to DeFranco and Daughters. From the recipes to the original 1926 cash register, everything at DeFrancos is about

tradition and fervor. Whenever he touches those [cash register] keys, hes touching his grandparents, Joelene said. Joe often reflects on the way things were when the business first began, and the struggles that his grandparents and parents overcame to create a life for their family. Joe referred to his child-self as the gopher for his parents and grandparents. Joe, go for this, Joe get that, he said. I was knee high, and it was exciting to watch them cook. They had a passion to cook, and they loved it. That same zeal continues at J. DeFranco today, and

thats what makes their catering business so great. Every week, J. DeFrancos has lunch specials and delicious, homemade soups. If customers would rather cook for themselves, they can stop by J. DeFrancos for the freshest ingredients, from spices and olive oil, to tomatoes, to pasta right out of Italy. It is also the place to go for fresh, preservative-free deli meats and cheeses. They also offer fresh and fresh-frozen homemade chicken nuggets. We want to make it easy for you so you can enjoy your family and friends, Joelene said. For a full catering

menu or a weekly take-out menu, customers can stop by the shop, call 610-588-6991, or visit

www.jdefrancoanddaug J. DeFranco and Daughters Catering is open seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm.

Spice Up Your Summer Grilling Recipes With Unique Flavors

that same old barbecue sauce is eventually going to wear out its welcome. If you're tired of traditional sauces every summer, try looking for new inspiration. Add a twist to your grilling favorites with an unlikely recipe helper: California Raisins. Raisins add a deliciously sweet zip to savory relishes and homemade sauces, and as an added bonus, all the flavor that California Raisins bring to your recipe is even better because the fruit is fatand cholesterol-free, as well as naturally low in sodium. This grilling sauce recipe is sure to add refreshing flavor to any summer favorite: California Raisin Chipotle Grilling Sauce 1 cup prepared barbecue sauce 1 1/2 cups California Raisins 1 cup husked and chopped tomatillos 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup chopped onions 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 to 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo, minced, and sauce, to taste. Combine ingredients in small saucepan; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool. Then, puree in blender or food processor. The sauce is tops on chicken or ribs or even as a zesty dressing for juicy burgers!

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of the year again -time to dust off the barbecue and gather the family together to celebrate summer! As happy as you are to kick off the grilling season,

Be A Star at Stardust Extreme All Stars

It has been an exciting first season for the family at Stardust Extreme All Stars. Located at 114 Park Ave. Stroudsburg; Stardust Extreme All Stars just concluded their first season as a non-profit all star cheerleading gym. All four of the gyms teams excelled, including two second and one third place awards at Nationals in Hershey, which qualified them to compete in US Finals; 3 sportsmanship awards; and 9 first place awards for the gym. Free evaluations for the 2012-2013 season are April 23 and April 25 6-8pm for ages 11 and under; & April 24 and April 26 6-8pm for ages 12-18. Both boys and girls are welcome; all levels with no skills necessary. If you are unable to make these dates you can also schedule an evaluation. Stardust Extreme will be holding a stunt clinic, conducted by a national and award winning company, for members and nonmembers, May 5 and 6 from 10am- 4pm. Call or email us for prices. The gym also holds tumbling classes for members and nonmembers, hip hop classes and space rental for teams and birthday parties. The gym will be performing at the Relay for Life at Pleasant Valley High School on June 4th. If you would like more information please contact the gym 570872-9595, stardustallstars, or m. Come join the award winning family- where EVERYONE is a STAR.

(NAPSI)According to the U.S. Fire Protection Agency, fire departments respond to over 250,000 vehicle fires per year. Each year, these fires cause an average of 408 deaths, 1,256 injuries and $787 million in property damage. Fires caused by collisions and rollovers resulted in nearly 66 percent of these fatalities. These deadly fires can occur when the battery sends current through wires or to electrical components that have been damaged in a crash. To minimize the potential of these dangerous vehicle fires, leading automotive companies like Audi, Mercedes and Porsche have incorporated a simple device that instantly and automatically cuts off current flow from the

battery upon airbag deployment. Unlike a fuse, which allows current to flow, this new device automatically cuts off the current and eliminates the potential of an arcinitiated fire. Unfortunately, this technology, though inexpensive (estimated under $10), is currently available on only certain luxury models. It is expected, however, that these devices will become more standard equipment as other car companies elect to upgrade their vehicles to protect consumers from becoming burn victims or casualties of these deadly fires.

(NAPSI)Caring for your car can put you on the road to savings. In fact, a savvy consumer can save hundreds of dollars a year on automotive expenses without buying a new car or changing his or her lifestyle. All it takes is a little time and research, and the good sense to choose better-performing products. Here are some easy ways to save money and have your current car last longer: Spend More to Save More Upgrading to one of todays modern highperformance motor oils can make a meaningful improvement to your cars fuel economy and engine life. For instance, independent studies have documented that Royal Purple motor oil improves fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and can significantly reduce engine wear. Using highperformance synthetic motor oil, as opposed to conventional oils, also

allows for more miles between oil changes, reducing maintenance costs and the amount of time spent out of service. Youll pay a little more for premium motor oil, but the savings in fuel and reduced maintenance costs more than make up for the higher price. Find out more at Shop for the Best Rate One of the easiest ways to reduce the costs associated with your car is to shop around for insurance. Prices vary from company to company, so it pays to do your homework. Get at least three price quotes. You can call companies directly or access information on the Internet. Your states insurance regulator may also provide price comparisons. Other ways to reduce insurance costs can be found by visiting the Insurance Information Institutes website at s/autoinsurance/. Properly Inflate The U.S. Department of Energy reports that underinflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 3 percent. One study estimates that 5080 percent of the tires traveling on U.S. roads are underinflated. Surprisingly, car owners could save up to 2 billion gallons of gas each year by properly inflating their tires. Keep it Clean A clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent. Air filters keep impurities from damaging the interior of the engine, so replacing dirty filters will save gas and protect your engine. More tips to save money on fuel are available at

(NAPSI)While many motorists may panic when gas prices rise, a little planning, perspective and a few simple steps can go a long way to combat the price of fuel: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent. Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by 3 percent. Replace dirty or clogged air filters and improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Replace dirty spark plugs, which can reduce mileage by two miles per gallon. Change oil regularly and gain another mile per gallon. Driving behavior also impacts fuel efficiency. Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. Avoid excessive idling. Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Warming up the vehicle for one or two minutes is sufficient. Avoid quick starts and stops. Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in the city. Consolidate trips. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much gas as one longer multipurpose trip. Dont haul unneeded items. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk reduces fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. Its easy to be alarmed by the cost of gas, but when motorists take a look at the big picture, theyll see that much of the increased cost can be

Gas Prices: Dont Panic, Car Care: Tips for a Stress-Free Commute out car horns, emer- in good condition Get Perspective gency sirens and bicycle underneath the hood.
offset by adjusting driving habits and implementing a proactive vehicle preventative maintenance plan, said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. Fuel economy is related to vehicle maintenance. A 20 cent increase in the price of a gallon of gas results in roughly $2 more per week the average commuter must spend, continued White. Simple, inexpensive maintenance and altering the way you drive goes a long way to offset soaring fuel prices, keeping more money in your wallet. The Car Care Council is the source of information for the Be Car Care Aware consumer education campaign, promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the councils Car Care Guide, which is now available electronically, or for more information, visit bells. * Avoid taking your eyes off the road. Turning around to talk to passengers and flipping through radio channels can cause you to steer out of your lane or miss important visual cues. * Check your tires often. Make sure they're properly inflated, rotated and otherwise in good condition. After all, your tires are the only things between your vehicle and the road. * Make sure your car is Your Firestone Complete Auto Care service center can carry out your vehicle's scheduled maintenance and assist you with any problems that come up in the interim. * Wear comfortable attire. Before setting off, select a pair of comfortable driving shoes, and remove inhibiting layers. * Make sure the driver's seat is adjusted to a comfortable position. Safe travels!

(NewsUSA) - Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Before you know it, summer will be here along with all the joys that come with it, like summer vacations. But before you dust off those suitcases and head for the shore, you need to put in some crucial hours at the ol' 9 to 5 and really earn that relaxing getaway. So, in the meantime, your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care would like to leave you with some important tips to help make your daily commute as worry-free as possible. * Put the cell phone

down. Your car is not a mobile office. Cell phones are distracting. Designate your time in the car as "quiet time." If you must talk on the phone, get a headset -as now required by many state laws -- so that both your hands remain on the steering wheel. * Stay focused on driving to protect yourself and others on the road. Trying to multitask while driving is dangerous for you and the other drivers on the road. * Make sure you can hear auditory driving cues. Listening to the radio loudly can drown

Clothes: Boys sizes, 8, 9 & 10; Girls sizes, 3, 4 & 5 Brand Names; excellent condition, $1-$3. Call 610759-7295. (5/5) Upland Wood Burning Stove: Cast Iron, very good condition, takes up to 24 logs. $495, firm. Call 610381-5389. (3/5) For Sale: Portable Air Conditioner: Used 2 days, 9000 BTU, digital readout with remote. Latest technology. Was $508, will sell for $375. Call 570-236-4172. (3/5)

Whole House Furniture Sale plus some antiques. Priced to sell. Cash only. 2 Saturdays: April 21 from 10 to 3. 52 Spring Valley Road, Hardwick. 2 miles from Rt. 94, Marksboro, NJ. After sale, Call 908-362-8291. (2/5) Elliptical: $225; Treadmill, $150; Refrigerator, $125; Dining Room Table, Chairs, $50. Call 724-541-5003 or 610-588-4542, leave message. (2/5) New: Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set, very pretty and comfortable. Still in plastic. Can help with delivery. Must sell. 570-213-7731. (1/10)

1989 Sea Ray: 16 IO 4 cyl., Always garage kept Low hours; skiis, tube, and Accessories. Asking $1,975. 570-897-6988. (4/5) Motorcycle: 1982 Harley Davidson Wide Glide FXWG. 1340cc big twin Shovelhead engine. Custom chrome. Pristine cond. $8000. Call 908459-5881. (9/10) 2006 Polaris Predator 90 Quad in excellent condition. Great for kids. Garage kept & orig. owner. $1,000. Call 732546-7755. (2/5) 2002 Palomino PopUp Camper: sleeps six, garage kept, one owner, asking 610-588-2623. (1/5) 1987 Mustang Convertible: (Antique) Pearl White with black top, red and white interior. Fully restored, $9,000. Call 570-236-1301. (5/5) 1997 Ford F-150: Extended Cab, 4x4, automatic, towing package, bed liner, 160k miles, $5,299. Call 570-8976672. (5/5) 1995 VW Passat GTX: VR6, 175k miles, 5 speed, runs great, needs little TLC, $1,800. Call 484239-7065. (2/5)

Ruger: Mini 14-.223 Cookbook Collection For Rancher Rifle. Three mag Sale: Too many to list, must and case. $750, OBO. Call take all. All kinds, $200. Steve at 570-994-6340. (1/5) Great for book sellers and book collectors. Call 610588-1968. (3/5) For Sale: Entertainment Center, 52 x 72, very good cond.: $50. Queen Ann Upholstered Bench: $50. Wrought Iron Bar Chairs: $75 ea. Chippendale Love Seats: $300 ea. 570-856- Aluminum Boat: 16 ft., 2762. Email winterplace 25 HP merc., galvanized trailer, side steering for pics. (5/5) For Sale: Headstrom metal swing set w/ playhouse; Round glass top vinyl patio table & 4 chairs; old tools. Call evenings: 908-5344393. (3/5)

console, El. Anchor, Fish Finder, many extras, $3,000. 570-897-6943. (5/5) 2006 HD 883: Low miles, extras. $4,500. 862-2684962. (4/5)