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VOL. 25 NO. 32

SERVING THE SLATE BELT, SOUTHERN POCONOS & NORTHERN N.J.

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Roseto’s ‘National Night Out’

By Michael Ortoski ROSETO- National Night Out event was held in Roseto on August 1st at Roseto Ballpark. There was MevEvac Landing, Columbia Fire Co. equipment on display, Roseto Police Department, self-defense demonstration by “Bangor Vee Arnis Jitsu”, Home and School Safety seminar by Washington Township Officer Jodi Daniels. Food and ice cream was available. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Continued to page 4

Legion All-Stars page 3

Denim Day page 5

AUGUST 8, 2017

Roseto Mayor Joe Angelini, Flight Paramedics Gary Bryan, Sean Toris-Silva

Putting out the fire

Art, Dance, Cool Jazz

Bangor Trust Brewing

By Michael Ortoski BANGOR- The fourth and last of their 2017 ‘Muse’ concert series was held at the Bangor Trust Brewing in down town Bangor by Totts Gap Arts. Dave Lantz on piano and Joshua Crumbly on sax played some cool jazz while the Totts Gap Dancers performed along with local artists who painted and photographed the event. Continued to page 5 Bangor Adult League Champions page 6

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Calliope to Perform page 8

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Dave Lantz and Joshua Crumbly played some cool jazz while the Totts Gap Dancers performed

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By Anne Brown WIND GAP- Sunday nights this summer have had some great music performances. The Summer Sounds Concert Series presented by Wind Gap and Pen Argyl boroughs continued their shows at The Headliners performed at Wind Gap Park Wind Gap Park with the featured band ‘The Headliners’. They played oldies and rock and roll. If you missed them this week you can catch them at Weona Park on August 27th. Continued to page 8 Terry Teel, Broker 570-897-7325 [email protected] 2418 N. Delaware Drive, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 www.teelrealty.com

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1st Annual Slate Belt Sprint

AUGUST 8, 2017

5k Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

By Cristie DeRea PEN ARGYL- Kick-off your Labor Day celebrations with the Slate Belt YMCA in their 1st Annual Slate Belt Sprint 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run. This is a family event, as well as an event for competitive runners. The event will take place on Saturday, September 2nd at Slate Belt YMCA, 315 W Pennsylvania Ave, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. 7:00 AM Registration Opens, 8:15 AM 5K Run, 8:20 AM 5K Walk, 9:15 AM Kids Fun Run. Awards: First Place Overall, Male & Female; First Place Walker, Male & Female; Top 3 Male & Female by Age Group Walk/Run Pre-Register through August 18 Ages 12+ $20/person. Postmarked or drop of at Slate Belt Y Ages 8-11 $10/person. Register August 19 and After Ages 12+ $25/person. Register at Y on Race Day Ages 8-11 $10/person. Kids Fun Run Register by August 18 for T-Shirt Ages 3-7 FREE! Award for Most Patriotic Dressed Child! Registration forms at the Welcome Center & www. pretzelcitysports.com.

Boy Scouts Of America

Trail To Town – Jamboree WIND GAP PARK - SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Hosted by Slate Belt Rising, Boy Scout Troop 33 and Wind Gap Borough.

Far left Pastor Frank Pons with his volunteers for the Summer Lunch Program

Mission of Love Summer Lunch Program

By Pastor Frank BANGOR- This past week the kids at the Mission of Love Summer Lunch program wrapped up the 4th year of the program. The kids were treated to a wonder treat. They were so happy Mission of Love was able to provide pizza, ice cream, watermelon and homemade bake cookies. “Once again I want to thank all the sponsors and volunteers from Merchants Bank Bangor, Rotary Club Wind Gap and Bangor Elks, as well as Laura McClain from the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, for making this years program a success. we look forward to having others join this great need in the community next year.Thank you! GOD bless you all!” states Pastor Frank. Mission of Love Food Bank Every Tuesday- Food Bank Program 555 North Main St., Bangor, 10am-12pm. All are invited Bilingual Services. Pastor Frank Pons. (570) 807-7794

CELEBRATING WIND GAP’S DESIGNATION AS AN APPALACHIAN TRAIL COMMUNITY and the Slate Belt Rising’s commitment to conserve our natural assets

• Food Stand by Wind Gap Fire Co. • Music by Local Performers • Outdoor Skills Demos by Local Scouts Lashing & Knots - Fire Building • Information tables from the ATC, EcoTourism and Conservation organizations and local officials. • YOGA Demo • AROMATHERAPY - making your own non toxic bug spray • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Environmental education

• MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL - The role of the scouts in our communities • ANYTIME FITNESS - Exercise for hikers. • REALISTIC FIRST AID - Members of (National Youth Leadership Training Course • HUNTING and PHOTOGRAPHY GENESIS BICYCLES - Biking and safety. • CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS • PLANTING A POLLINATOR GARDEN Master Gardener

Parking at Wind Gap Middle School (1620 Teels Rd. Pen Argyl Pa.). FREE Van Service Available throughout the day from Wind Gap Middle School to Wind Gap Park and the Appalachian Trail Head. Contact: Slate Belt Rising Director, Stephen Reider, at 484-523-0900 or by email at [email protected] or Eily Leicht Scout Master Troop 33 610-442-4973 email [email protected]

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