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Ashley Jones Named 2013 Roseto Celebration Queen

Nancy Jones. She is a 2013 graduate of Bangor Area High School, and will attend West Chester University, to major in Education and Special Education. This years flower girls are: Shannon Louszko, daughter of Christopher and Rita Louszko; and Madilyn Molle Vasquez, daughter of Michael Vasquez and Samantha Molle. The crown bearer will be Jacob Bassett, son of Andrew and Sheryl Bassett. Page Boys are Brady Carver and Jeremy Carver, sons of Bill and Alissa Carver. The 2012 Queen, Stephanie Coccia, will crown the 2013 Queen, Ashley, at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 27th, 6:30pm, at the Church Plaza. The girls of this years Queens Court are: Francesca Catino, daughter of Daniel and Michelle Catino; Ella Greggo, daughter of Anthony and Staci Greggo; Shannon Hendershot, daughter of Dale and Colleen Hendershot; Megan Ruggiero, daughter of Anthony and Linda Ruggiero; Gianna Goffredo, daughter of Robert and Sherry Goffredo; Angeline Raso, daughter of Dr. Jon and Eileen Raso; Shana LaRose, daughter of Terry and Leslie LaRose; Melissa Comunale, daughter of Michael and Mary Ann Comunale; and Jaclyn Smith, daughter of Jeff and Doreen Smith. The court members will be in convertibles and will participate in the parade following the coronoation down Garibaldi Avenue in Roseto, and back to the Church Plaza. Roseto Mayor, Desiree DeNicola and Rev. James Prior, C.M., pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, will also participate in the parade.

The Annual Roseto Big Time Celebration will be held on July 23rd through 27th, 6pm to 11pm, on the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

grounds, with a Religious Procession on Sunday, July 28th. This years Celebration Queen is Ashley Jones, daughter of Brian and

Emily Absalom of Bangor, currently a sophomore at Wilkes University, recently returned from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, where she and eight other students completed requirements for an international service learning course entitled Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica. Ecotourism highlights responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. Led by Wilkes Associate Professor Dr. Andy Miller, the political science class examined the public policy and economic aspects of ecotourism. The students then assisted three communities in Northwestern Costa Rica in boosting their ecotourism economies. In the city of Liberia, the students worked with the Guanacaste Museum, assisting in creating content for its media presence and developing marketing materials for tourists and prospective museum visitors. They also worked with a fine

arts public high school and other non-profit entities. In the small beach town of Playa del Coco, the students worked planting trees on a farm to reduce water run-off, and participating in ecotourism activities, such as snorkeling through coral reefs, and zip lining over the jungle canopy, and learning about ocean

and shark conservation. The students then traveled to the remote Ostional Wildlife Refuge, which serves as a prime nesting place for as many as 300,000 turtles per month during the rainy season. The students worked with naturalists, studying the nesting practices of the Olive Ridley turtle, taking measurements,

counting eggs, and tagging fins. Absalom recounts, Studying ecotourism in Costa Rica allowed us to intimately experience the sheer beauty and scope of its natural wildlife and resources, including beaches, jungles, rivers, mangroves, hot springs, waterfalls. The country is so beautiful and diverse. She continues, An ecotourism journey by far has more respect for the flora and fauna of a country than does a more wasteful mass tourism trip, which very often degrades nature. It is a sustainable type of tourism that engages both the tourist and the local people in preserving the natural environment and resources. The students learned first-hand how ecotourism can act as a sustainable income source for local economies while working to encourage community involvement in preserving Costa Ricas natural beauty. More details on the students work can be found on their trip blog: http://wilkesincostarica. wordpress.com.

We would like to wish Amanda Miller a very Happy Birthday on July 24th. Have a great day, Amanda! Happy birthday wishes are sent to Phyllis Hill, who will be celebrating on July 24th. Have a fantastic day, Phyllis!

Marge Trexler will be celebrating her birthday on July 24th. Have a wonderful day, Marge! We would like to wish Karen Martocci a very Happy Birthday on July 25th. Have a great day, Karen! Theo Walge will be

celebrating his birthday on July 29th. Have a fantastic birthday, Theo! The DelawareLehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, August 1st, 7:30pm, in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. For more information, visit, www.dlarc.org, email ke3aw@arrl.net or call 610-432-8286. The Blue Mountain Community Library will once again hold a Library Night at Wendys Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 31st. Wendys Restaurant, Route 512 in Wind Gap, will generously donate 15% of its sales from 5pm to 8pm, both

dine-in and drivethrough, to the library. Vacation Bible School will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Johnsonville from July 29th-August 2nd from 6:15pm to 8pm. This years theme is Kingdom Rock-where children will learn about Standing Strong for God through Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, and songs. All children from ages 2 to 11 are invited to attend VBS. To register call: 610588-2355. Prince of Peace is located at 2455 Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor (Johnsonville). We love hearing from you! Send your tidbits of information to: The PRESS 1 Broadway Bangor, PA 18013

Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library during the week July 3 through 10, 2013. Adult fiction: Crouch, Katie, Men and dogs; Hopkins, Ellen, Collateral; Sullivan, J. Courtney, The engagements. Large Print fiction: Delinsky, Barbara, Sweet salt air; Johansen, Iris, Taking Eve; Koontz, Dean, Odd Thomas; Macomber, Debbie, The Christmas basket. Adult non-fiction: McGraw, Phil, Life code; OReilly, Bill, Keep it pithy; Robertson, Phil, Happy, happy, happy; Robertson, Willie, The Duck Commander family. Young Adult fiction:

Jayne, Hannah, Truly, madly, deadly; Tolkien, J.R.R., Fellowship of the ring. Junior fiction: Manning, Matthew, The poisoned planet; Peterson, Scott, Parasites feeding frenzy; Sutton, Laurie, Demons of deep space; Weissburg, Paul, The man of gold. Easy fiction: Brown, Peter, The curious garden; Fleming, Denise, Underground; Sutton, Sally, Demolition; Zimmerman, Andrea, Dig!; Zimmerman, Andrea, Digger man. Easy non-fiction: Chin, Jason, Island. Easy Reader fiction: Moser, Lisa, Squirrels world. DVD: Call the midwife season 3.

Adult Fiction: The Time Between - Karen White; The Other Typist Suzanne Rindell; The Accursed - Joyce Carol Oates; The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag; The Silver Star Jeannette Walls; The King's Deception - Steve Barry; The Lavender Garden - Lucinda Riley; Beautiful Day - Elin Hilderbrand; Ladies Night

- MaryKay Andrews; Sweet Salt Air - Barbara Delinsky; Island Girls Nancy Thayer; Second Honeymoon James Patterson. Adult Large Print Fiction: Best Kept Secret Jeffrey Archer; Reflection Point - Emily March; Lighthouse Bay - Kimberley Freeman; The Blossom Sisters - Fern Michaels.

The Blue Mountain Community Library will once again hold a Library Night at Wendys Fundraiser on Wed. July 31st. Wendys Restaurant, Route 512 in Wind Gap, will generously donate 15% of its sales from 5-8 PM, both dine-in and drive-through, to the library. Please come and enjoy dinner at Wendys and help the library raise money to continue to serve the residents of the Slate Belt. Membership is free to all who live in the Pen Argyl Area School District and non-residents may join the library for a small yearly fee. The summer reading program for the Wind Gap Middle School will continue at the library through August 17. All students entering grades 4-8 are required to read three books during the summer and complete a written assignment on one of the

books. Any student needing to open a library membership must be accompanied by an adult. The upcoming book discussion group selections are Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (fiction/psychological thriller) on August 20 and The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin (historical fiction) on September 17. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library. All are welcome. The book group picks are available for checkout at the library. The Blue Mountain Community Library is located at 216 S. Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl. Hours of operation are M-Sa, 10:00 AM to Noon, and M-Th, 6:00 8:00 PM. Call Lisa at 610-8633029 for information, or to become a volunteer at the Library. The website is www.bmcl.org.

The Pen Argyl Area School District is looking for a home, within the school district, for the Chinese guest scholar/teacher who will teach Chinese in the 2013-2014 school year at Wind Gap Middle School and Pen Argyl High School. The Asian Studies Collaborative, working with Berks County Intermediate Unit and the Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh sponsors this program. Guest scholars are graduate students from Wuhan University in China who major in teaching Mandarin Chinese to non-native speakers. These guest scholars will arrive in the United States in mid-July, spend two weeks in training at the University of Pittsburgh, and arrive in Pen Argyl in late July or early August. The Pen Argyl School District is seeking a

family, from within the Pen Argyl School District community, to open up their home to this guest scholar from July 2013 through June 2014. The guest scholar will require a private bedroom and Internet access. Daily transportation to and from school will be provided by the school district. Guest scholars will be prepared to help with routine household expenses. The Pen Argyl School District will identify a district contact and the Asian Studies Collaborative will provide applicable contacts should the host family need help or advice. A detailed guide to hosting a Chinese exchange teacher will be provided to all interested host families. If you are interested in hosting a guest scholar, contact Dr. Margaret Petit, Assistant Superintendent at 610 8633191.

Don't shop, adopt! Camp Papillon will have a Adoption Day from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, August 4 at Ertle's Subaru, 798 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg. Come and meet the dogs, cats and critters that Camp Papillon has for adoption! Why not fill out an online application and get pre-approved in advance? Email adopt@

camppapillon.org. Or, if you are not ready to adopt, why not foster? Camp Papillon provide vet care, food, crates and whatever you need. All you supply is the love! Email volunteer@ camppapillon.org, visit their website at www.camppapillon.org or call 570-420-0450 for more information on volunteering opportunities.

Misericordia University students volunteered as camp ambassadors at the annual Diversity Institute Student Leadership Camp for Inclusion from June 16-20. The Diversity Institute Student Leadership Camp for Inclusion is for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. It works to develop student leaders who are engaged in their communities and schools, and who are community advocates for inclusive excellence. The camp, under the direction of Scott S. Richardson, Ed.D., director of the Diversity Institute - Office of Inclusive Excellence, exposes youth leaders to broader views of inclusion and engages them in skill building for issues around exclusion Become agents for H.O.P.E. at your home school, in your community and in your home, said Dr. Richardson, issuing a challenge to todays youth. Become exposed to difference beyond the scope of media socialization. I am not different than you; I am different just like you! High school students stay in the Misericordia University residence halls and participate in cultural competency and leadership workshops and seminars, and

campus-wide cultural events. Camp workshops and seminars focused on leadership development, conflict resolution, and crosscultural relations and communication.

Students participated in programs that were designed specially to address diverse educational and leadership experiences. Students also focused on understanding the principles

of leadership in order to adopt a Personal Inclusive Excellence Leadership Philosophy. For more information about the Diversity Institute, call (570) 674-1483.

Hello fellow readers, Janet of Belvidere asked if she should use watering bags known as Tree-gators on her newly installed Cherry Trees. Her neighbors new trees are sporting the sack-like thingamajigs (did you know that is a real word?) and encouraged Janet to follow suit. It is true the sacks can serve a purpose for those that cant manage hand watering or dont have a professionally installed irrigation system. However, the downside is using the Tree-gator may cause overwatering if not used properly. Remember if your soil is too wet for too long or there is poor drainage you could remove the oxygen within the soil needed for the roots which will eventually kill a tree. Then of course theres the risk of root rot.

Essentially the Tree-gator is a slow release watering bag that continuously drips water over 5 to 9 hours with each fill. The manufacturer says one application of water from a single Tree-gator will typically provide enough moisture to last a newly planted 1 to 2 inch caliper tree for up to 7 days. Then they provide a nifty chart showing you how to increase applications or number of bags on each tree depending on the caliper of the tree. Caliper by the way is the width of the trunk. But wait theres more! While Tree-gator recommends that their product can reduce the need for watering to once a week, they offer the following disclaimer; Proper watering frequency can vary depending on several factors (tree and soil type, weather, etc.) and the recommendation will NOT guarantee that your tree is being watered properly. They add that during especially dry and/or hot periods of weather, these watering schedules may need to be increased. Conversely, during periods of rainfall / high moisture, a Treegator Bag should be filled less frequently. Phew talk about covering your bottom! Bottom line you cant rely on your thingamajig to do your thinking for you. But the doohickey can be quite handy! Garden dilemmas? askmarystone@gmail.com

THE POPE IS COMING! Today we'll focus on selling your property. ..and no, the Pope isn't coming. BUT, what if he were? When you want to sell your home you should prepare it as if a very important person was coming because they are...the prospective Buyer. I will briefly give you a few ideas as to how to prepare your home for sale. If you desire, you can find any number of web sites that will give you innumerable ideas as to specifics.. Basically start on the outside and make it as perfect as you can. Paint is cheap. A few complimenting colors can bring attention to your home. Removing debris is free. A few flowers and mulch are also very cheap. I know flowers don't grow in snow..but the groundhog said winter is over. It is a fact, if the Buyer does not like the

outside you may not have a chance to show them the inside. Prepare the inside by de-personalizing it. You don't want to distract a buyer with your personal artifacts. Part of depersonalizing is to de-clutter your home. Now is the time to go through the items and decide whether or not you will ever use them. If not, donate i or get rid of them. Pack everything that you want to keep but are not actively using and store these items. This includes excess furniture, clothing, kitchen items, etc.. Now that you have made some room...make it sparkle. Make the minor repairs such as a leaky faucet, holes in the walls,

broken tiles, etc. Make sure all of your light bulbs work, wash the windows, get the musty smells out, and once again, paint. Window treatments are cheap and really make your home stand out. When you are finished go outside and approach your property as a buyer will. When you enter do you get a positive picture? Follow up with this in every room. Now you are ready to show! There are really only two reasons a home does not sell. The first is that it is priced too high. This is relative to the market and condition. The second id that your Realtor simply isn't

effective. So selling may be simpler than you think....price your home correctly and chose the right Realtor. A consideration for you is that interest rates are going up....they went up over 5% last week..rates have receded to the mid 4's today. Every time the rate goes up your home becomes less affordable to a Buyer....and the consensus is that they will be going up... Feel free to call for any real estate related information and to buy or sell your home by calling The Great American Real Estate Company at 610-8636205 or by e-mail at RonDeCesare@Yahoo. Com.

North Western PA Optical Clinic is a privately funded program that provides income eligible persons with eyeglasses for a low cost of $40. This includes lined bifocals. They also offer a solid tint at a small charge. They do not do transitional lenses. The 2013 Income Guidelines have gone up so more people may

be eligible for this program. One persons income is $21,660 or less, 2 is $29,140 or less, 3 is $36,620 or lessand goes up $7,480 for each additional member. Once you qualify, you make an appointment with North Western PA Optical Clinic, bring in your prescription, choose from new frames, and get

measured for lenses. You pay for your glasses at this time by cash or money order; they do not accept checks. The glasses are shipped to their lab for assembly then sent to you by US Mail directly to your home, which usually takes about two weeks. The frames are all brand new, donated to

them from the manufacturers. They do not charge for the frames, which is why they can offer the lower cost. NWPOC will be seeing clients at Monroe County PA Career Link in Tannersville, on Route 611 in Merchants Plaza, on Monday, August 12th, from 9am to noon. Appointments can be scheduled by callling 1-800-9011912. Remember this program is for people of all ages, not just senior citizens. Walk-in are also accepted, preferebly before 11am.

Smiles and applause filled the room at Northampton Community Center on June 19 as the Northampton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (NCC-PASR) held its annual awards luncheon.

Frank Kovacs, Chair of the Educational Support Committee, introduced Shirley Koch. She in turn introduced Dr. Sandra Fellin, Superintendent of Saucon Valley School District, who presented the Lauretta Woodson Awards to Sarah

Thatcher, a French teacher, and Kim Sauerzopf. These awards are presented annually through the state PASR to recognize both an educator and a support professional who have exhibited creativity, initiative, or productiv-

ity relevant to the learning process and growth of children. Both ladies received $100 along with a plaque and medal commemorating their achievement. Nancy Pfeffer, a member of the Educational Support Committee, introduced recipients of this years William C. Pfeffer, Jr., Educational Grants, named for her late husband who was very active in the county chapter. Amanda Dennis and Taryn Gergar, both teachers at Plainfield Elementary School in Pen Argyl School District, were selected from applicants who are elementary

teachers throughout the county to receive $300 to help fund a project during the 2012-2013 school year. Danielle DosSantos, a teacher at Calypso Elementary School in Bethlehem School District, also received this award but was unable to attend the luncheon-meeting. Kirsten DeRoche of Colonial Intermediate Unit 20s Curriculum Department presented this years Arthur D. MacDonald Award to Michelle Orcutt, an IU20 teacher of students with multiple disabilities. This award of $100 is presented annually in

honor of another very active chapter member who was prominent in IU20 for many years before his retirement. The final award was a $500 scholarship presented to Stephanie Catino, currently a student at Kutztown University who plans to become a veterinarian, by NCC-PASR President Ruby Ifkowitz. This award is presented to a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a member of the chapter who is either a senior at a public high school in Northampton County or a graduate of such a school who is a student at an institution of higher education.

Jump into Adventure Vacation Bible School Join us as we jump into an epic, reallife adventure and put our faith in motion the week of August 5th through 9th, from 6pm to 8:30pm each night at Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg, PA. There is no charge. Children in pre-k through sixth grade will enjoy dynamic storytelling, live drama, engaging music, and fun crafts, games and snacks. Well be asking a lot of questions about faith, God, and the Bible, and exploring the answers in Gods Word. Directions to the church may be found at www.mounteatonchurc h.org, and local transportation is available. For more information or to pre-register, please contact the church office at 570-992-7050 or office@ mounteatonchurch.org.

The Class of 1986Gary R. Moffett Scholarship in memory of deceased classmates of Bangor High School was awarded to Sarah

Campbell, a 2013 graduate of Bangor High School. Sarah plans to attend Delaware Valley College to major in Biology in a pre-veterinary track. Sarah has been in Girl Scouting thirteen years and earned bronze and silver awards. She worked at New Start Farms with horses for five years. She is a member of the World Figure Skating Club and has been skating for six years. The family, friends and classmates of Gary R. Moffett congratulate

Sarah and wish her luck as she pursues her degree and future career. To contribute to the Gary R. Moffett Scholarship in honor of a deceased loved one from the BAHS Class of 1986, please send donations to Gary R. Moffett Memorial Scholarship, Class of 1986, c/o Jenna Moffett and Lisa J. Moffett Upright, 141 Raven Hollow Dr., North Wales, PA 19454. Gary R. Moffett is the son of Robert and Dolores Barron-Moffett, formerly of Washington, NJ.

120th Annual Mt. Carmel Big Time Celebration: Tuesday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 27th; Procession on Sunday, July 28th, 2pm.

Silent Basket Auction to Benefit Nathaniel Bartholomew: Saturday July 27th, at Wind Gap Fire Company. Doors open at 1pm to view baskets and

purchase tickets. FMI: breenewman@ptd.net. Tatamy Historical Societys Annual Car Show: Sunday, July 28th, 9:30am-2:30pm, Broad Street, Tatamy. FMI and entry forms, cal 610-258-3380, 610-759-6268, 610258-3832. Headliners is the next concert scheduled in the Wind Gap Park Board Summer Sounds Concert Series and will be held Sunday, July 28th , at 6 P.M. at Wind Gap Park. Other concerts in the series include King Henry and the Showmen on August 11th, and Steel Creek Band on August 25th. Are your children in danger in Mt. Carmel, Pius X, Bangor, Pen Argyl or Wind Gap Schools? PA Common Core is at the Doors of our schools. Get the facts at a town meeting with expert guest speakers. Mt. Bethel Plaza, Route 512

(Furniture Depot) on July 31st, 7pm. Limited seating, adults only please. 3rd Annual Jake Miller Memorial Run: August 3rd, 10am, 537 Batts Switch Road, Nazareth, to Wind Gap American Legion. FMI, call Richard at 610881-4234. Ice Cream Social: 4pm to 8pm, Saturday, August 3rd (Rain Date August 10th). Featuring: Bill Clinton & the Keystone Troubadours, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 S. Delaware Drive, Mt. Bethel (Stone Church) Info: Chrissy at 610588-0809. Roseto Boroughs National Night Out: August 6th, 5:30pm, at Roseto Ball Park. Includes a picnic and Cake Walk. Salem UCC Peach Festival: Saturday, August 10th, 3pm to 9pm; 2218 Community Drive (Rt.946) Bath. In case of rain, in the church from 3pm to 7pm; Bring lawn chairs or sit at tables. Movie Night at Bangor Park: August 10th at dusk, showing Oz The Great and Powerful.

The Slate Belt AARP 4135 Picnic: Bady's Picnic Grove, Monday, August 12th. Please call Dottie Duckworth if you would like to purchase tickets, 610-588-3306. 14th Annual Columbia Fire Co. Golf Outing: Friday August 9th. For more information please contact 610-588-0597 or visit www.columbiafireco.or g for a registration form. Slate Belt Heritage Center Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, August 16th, Shawnee Golf Resort. 4-Man Scramble with 8am Start. FMI, Marc at 1-570-897-5459.

Salvation Army Summer Carnival: Saturday, August 17th, 10am to 2pm; 301 W. Main Street, Pen Argyl. For more information, call 610-863-6677. Vacation Bible School at The Salvation Army: August 19th to 23rd, 9am to noon; 301 W. Main Street, Pen Argyl. FMI: Call 610-863-6677. Community Presbyterian Church in Mt. Bethel Craft Bazaar: Saturday, September 28th. To reserve space, call 570-897-6766. Space is limited and will be on a firstcome/first-served basis.

On April 28th, Natalie Y. Capozzolo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Natalie is a member of the Rho Chi National

Pharmaceutical Academic Honor Society, Phi Lamda Sigma National Pharmaceutical leadership Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Named 2011s Pharmacy Student of The Year, Natalie has provided health care services to patients in Ecuador and studied natural medicine in Costa Rica. She was the first pharmacy student to represent the University of Pittsburgh in Salvador, Brazil, tailoring the delivery of diabetes education program for pharma-

cists and student pharmacists to enhance diabetes care in the region. She later presented her research in Brazil at The International Pharmaceutical Federation Annual World Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In recognition of her commitment to improve health care, Natalie received the Jonas Salk Fellowship and Patient Safety Fellowship by The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Natalie has accepted a staff position with CVS Pharmacy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is a 2006 graduate

of Bangor Area High School and the daughter of John and Rhonda Capozzolo of Bangor.