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FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Director Joseph DiMinico explains how the set will work
during the play to BHS Principle Tamara Gary
Continued from page 1- Set Production
Gloria who has been doing this for Bangor H.S. and Pius X for many years said
“this is real life experience for these students, they have all put in a lot of hours and
it will all payoff opening night for them.”
Principle Tamara Gary got a tour around the set by DiMinico who explained how
each part of the set and lighting would all work together for each act not to mention
the 14 instruments in the pit Directed by Eric Hahn. “This is the first time I saw the
set during construction” said Gary “I’m very impressed by the students work.”
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Renowned Urban Farming
Activist to Speak at NCC
Growing up in the
Lenticchie / Lentils
Ciao Amici, With the Lenten Season
upon us and eating meatless dinners,
besides the fish eggplant, meatless
pasta dishes, Grandmom would also
make lentils. The lentil [lens culinaris]
comes from an annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped
seeds. Lens is the Latin name for lentil.
Lentils have been part of the human
diet since aceramic [before pottery].
Lentils go a long ways back: It’s known
that they were a staple food in Ancient
Egypt and lentils are mentioned many
times in the Hebrew Bible. Like many
other pleasant foods the Rosetan’s
brought with them were lentils. They
were one of many staples they had and
by eating them they reaped their health
benefits including lower cholesterol,
heart health, digestive health, stabilized
blood sugar, good protein, increases
energy and weight loss.
Grandmom would start by sautéing
onions, celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil then add the lentils and water
about an hour later we would gather
around the table with bread and enjoy
a dish that people from around the
world depended on for their daily substance for thousands of years. In Italy,
in addition to playing an important role
in soups and other first course dishes,
lentils are a traditional accompaniment
for zampone,[stuffed pigs feet] cotechino, which is a fresh sausage made
from pork, fatback, and pork rind, and
other pork sausages, and are also a required item on the New Year’s Eve [or
Day] menu; their shape brings to mind
tiny coins and people eat them in the
hope that they won’t want for cash during the rest of the year.
La persona che conosce una cosa,
e lo sa meglio di chiunque altro, anche
se solo è l’arte di innalzare le lenticchie,
riceve la corona meriti. Se egli solleva
tutte le sue energie a tal fine, egli è un
benefattore dell’umanità e la sua premiata come tali.”
“The person who knows one thing
and does it better than anyone else,
even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he
raises all his energy to that end, he is a
benefactor of mankind and its rewarded
as such.”
Og Mandino quotes (American Essayist and Psychologist, 1923-1996)
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BETHLEHEM - TTickets are now available
to see Will Allen, one of Time magazine’s
100 Most Influential People and the keynote
speaker for Northampton Community College’s (NCC) National Institute of the Humanities series for the academic year 2014-2015.
His presentation will take place on April 22 at
7:30 p.m. at the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, 3535 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. He is nationally renowned as an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production and delivery of healthful foods
to under-served urban populations.
The College’s NEH theme for 2014-2015 is Agriculture and the
American Identity.
In 2008, Allen became the second farmer to be named a John D.
and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a “genius grant.”
He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and in Febru-
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Michelle Obama in launching “Let’s Move,” her initiative to reverse
America’s childhood obesity epidemic. In May 2010, Allen received the Time magazine designation. In 2011, Allen was chosen
one of the World’s Most Powerful Foodies by Forbes
Magazine. In 2012, the NEA (National Education Administration) Security Benefit Corporation honored
him for outstanding service to public education for his
work with children, teachers and schools.
The son of a sharecropper, Allen is a former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader, and
longtime farmer. He is recognized as a national leader
in urban agriculture and food policy. He established
and is the CEO of the country’s pre-eminent urban
farm and non-profit organization, Growing Power.
At Growing Power and in community food projects across the
nation, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their
economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable, and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods developed over a lifetime, he trains community members to become
community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food
without regard to political or economic forces.
He is the author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy
Food, People and Communities, published by Penguin/Gotham
Books in 2012.
Allen was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2012.
This is a free, public lecture; however, reservations are required.
Reserve seats online at Questions? Email [email protected] or call 610-861-5519.
Families First 10th Annual
“The Slate Belt Idol”
By Frank Jones
WIND GAP- The 10th Annual Families First Slate Belt Idol competition will be held on Friday evening, April 17, 2015. If you are
16 years or older, you are invited to join us at an open audition on
Wednesday, March 18, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Wind Gap Middle
School Auditorium, 1620 Teels Road, in Wind Gap.
Each contestant must be prepared with a short bio and a song
ready to sing acappella. A photo will be taken at the time of your audition. You MUST be available for the show date on Friday evening,
April 17, and one rehearsal date on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 pm.
Please remember this is a fundraiser, the winner will be chosen
by total number of dollar votes by the audience. There will be two
rounds, after which a winner will be crowned. In addition to the SBI
title, the winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize and recording
session. The runner-up will receive a $250.00 cash prize. There will
be an optional Judges Choice cash prize.
The competition is open to Slate Belt area residents, including
Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, Plainfield Township, and Bangor, and residents of Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe Counties.
Since June 6, 2002, Families First has provided a “hand-up” to
residents in the Pen Argyl Area School District community through
numerous free programs and services, most notably “Across Ages,”
a middle school mentoring program, “Round Table,” a high school
mentoring program, and the middle school After-School Tutoring
Program initiated in September 2008. Families First is entirely supported by grants, donations, and fundraising activities, along with
in-kind support from the Pen Argyl Area School District.
All proceeds will be used to support Families First programs.
Looking forward to hearing you sing!!!
Please contact Carol at 610-248-5843 for more information.