BLUE VALLEY TIMES FEBRUARY 24, 2015 Director Joseph DiMinico explains how the set will work during the play to BHS Principle Tamara Gary PAGE 5 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.” Go to WWW.BLUEVALLEYTIMES.COM and click on “photo gallery” to see these and more photos of all events PAGE 6 Renowned Urban Farming Activist to Speak at NCC Growing up in the Butchershop 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) Con cordiali saluti, Joe My book, “Growing up in the Butcher Shop“is available at the shop, email us or at Amazon.com. To receive menu specials and our newsletter Join our mailing list at our WEB PAGE: www.JDeFrancoandDaughters.com -Click on Mailing List and enter your e-mail Send us your Roseto stories, recipes and comments to E-mail: [email protected] or call us 610-5886991 Store Hours: 7 to 7 Seven Days a Week with Catering Anytime By Cynthia Tintorri 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- Elite Gourmet Catering Catering for all your Occasions ~ Over 25 Years Experience Visit our Website: www.elitegourmetcatering.com Weddings ~ Showers ~ Funerals Graduations ~ Corporate Luncheons 6 Course Gourmet Dinners Catering at: The Washington, The Eastonian, Easton, PA 85 Locke Heights Road ~ Bangor, PA phone 610-588-8377 fax 610-588-9533 BLUE VALLEY TIMES FEBRUARY 24, 2015 ary 2010, he was invited to the White House to join First Lady 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 www.northampton.edu/WillAllen 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.
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