Friday, September 30, 2011

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Blue Mountain 31, Schuylkill Valley 14

Catasauqua 17, Saucon Valley 10

Daniel Boone 28, Pottsville 12

Freedom 48, Dieruff 0

Nativity BVM 40, East Juniata 7

East Stroudsburg North 35, Pocono Mountain West 27

Stroudsburg 59, East Stroudsburg South 19

Easton 34, Whitehall 33 (OT)

Shenandoah Valley 42, Jim Thorpe 16

Liberty 35, Parkland 28

Minersville 20, Mahanoy Area 7

North Schuylkill 39, Marian Catholic 21

Northampton 52, Allen 12

Northwestern 19, Notre Dame 7

Palmerton 7, Palisades 6

Schuylkill Haven 16, Panther Valley 6

Pocono Mountain East 35, Lehighton 28

Northern Lehigh 41, Salisbury 0

Pleasant Valley 28, Tamaqua 14

Tri-Valley 26, Halifax 14

Williams Valley 38, Upper Dauphin 0

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Big East Conference:

Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings 36 - Penn Hills Indians 6 (F)

Woodland Hills Wolverines 28 - Altoona Mountain Lions 7 (F)

Fox Chapel Foxes 24 - Kiski Area Cavaliers 9 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Foothills Conference:

Penn-Trafford Warriors 39 - Connellsville Falcons 0 (F)

McKeesport Tigers 39 - Latrobe Wildcats 6 (F)

Gateway Gators 85 - Norwin Knights 0 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Seven Conference:

North Allegheny Tigers 49 - Seneca Valley Raiders 28 (F)

Shaler Titans 34 - Butler Golden Tornado 6 (F)

Erie McDowell Trojans 28 - Pine-Richland Rams 10 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Great Southern Conference:

Upper St. Clair Panthers 42 - Baldwin Highlanders 0 (F)

Bethel Park Black Hawks 21 - Peters Township Indians 7 (F)

Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 38 - Canon-McMillan Big Macs 0 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Non-Conference:

North Hills Indians 42 - Hempfield Spartans 0 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA vs. CLASS AAA Non-Conference:

Highlands Golden Rams 35 - Plum Mustangs 0 (F)



WPIAL CLASS AAA Parkway Conference:

Central Valley Warriors 51 - Moon Tigers 20 (F)

Blackhawk Cougars 37 - Hopewell Vikings 13 (F)

Montour Spartans 35 - New Castle Red Hurricane 25 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Big Eight Conference:

Chartiers Valley Colts 36 - Belle Vernon Leopards 10 (F)

Trinity Hillers 22 - West Mifflin Titans 13 (F)

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars 39 - Elizabeth Forward Warriors 0 (F)

South Park Eagles 20 - McGuffey Highlanders 7 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Greater Allegheny Conference:

Indiana Little Indians 47 - Valley Vikings 20 (F)

Knoch Knights 42 - Hampton Talbots 6 (F)

Mars Fighting Planets 40 - Kittanning Wildcats 7 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Keystone Conference:

Ringgold Rams 40 - Albert Gallatin Colonials 6 (F)

Franklin Regional Panthers 49 - Derry Trojans 3 (F)

Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 41 - Laurel Highlands Mustangs 7 (F)

Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers 31 - Uniontown Red Raiders 0 (F)



WPIAL CLASS AA Midwestern Conference:

Aliquippa Quips 41 - New Brighton Lions 6 (F)

Laurel Spartans 46 - Freedom Bulldogs 6 (F)

Beaver Falls Tigers 33 - Riverside Panthers 7 (F)

Ellwood City Wolverines 38 - Mohawk Warriors 7 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AA Interstate Conference:

Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 21 - Mount Pleasant Vikings 14 (F)

Jeannette Jayhawks 46 - Charleroi Cougars 20 (F)

East Allegheny Wildcats 42 - Yough Cougars 20 (F)

Waynesburg Raiders 48 - Southmoreland Scotties 21 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AA Century Conference:

Washington Little Prexies 41 - Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles 16 (F)

South Fayette Lions 23 - Burgettstown Blue Devils 6 (F)

Quaker Valley Quakers 16 - South Allegheny Gladiators 13 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AA Allegheny Conference:

Burrell Buccaneers 48 - Apollo-Ridge Vikings 32 (F)

Freeport Yellowjackets 28 - Ford City Sabers 3 (F))

Shady Side Academy Indians 44 - West Shamokin Wolves 0 (F)

WPIAL CLASS AA Non-Conference:

Beaver Bobcats 28 - Brownsville Falcons 6 (F)



WPIAL CLASS A Eastern Conference:

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers 38 - Leechburg Blue Devils 16 (F)

WPIAL CLASS A Tri-County South Conference:

Jefferson-Morgan Rockets 13 - Mapletown Maples 6 (F)

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes 18 - West Greene Pioneers 14 (F)

Beth-Center Bulldogs 39 - California Trojans 2 (F)

Frazier Commodores 25 - Geibel Gators 8 (F)

WPIAL CLASS A Big 7 Conference:

Sto-Rox Vikings 38 - Union Scotties 0 (F)

Rochester Rams 47 - Shenango Wildcats 7 (F)

WPIAL CLASS A Black Hills Conference:

Brentwood Spartans 20 - Fort Cherry Rangers 19 in Overtime (F)

Clairton Bears 84 - Avella Eagles 0 (F)

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 60 - Bentworth Bearcats 0 (F)

Carlynton Cougars 28 - Serra Catholic Eagles 0 (F)

WPIAL CLASS A Non-Conference

North Catholic Trojans 18 - Monessen Greyhounds 0 (F)



Pittsburgh City League (at Cupples Stadium on South Side of Pgh):

Allderdice Dragons 41 - Westinghouse Bulldogs 0 (F)

Perry Commodores 41 - Langley Mustangs 6 (F)

Pittsburgh City League Non-Conference:

Wheeling Central Catholic Maroon Knights 47 - Oliver Bears 24 (F)

Laurel Highlands Conference

Richland 35, Bishop McCort 28*

Johnstown 21, Somerset 7*

Forest Hills 35, Cambria Heights 6*

Penn Cambria 29, Bishop Guilfoyle 7*

Bishop Carroll 27, Central Cambria 17

WestPAC

North Star 46, Meyersdale 14*

Windber 35, Portage 7

Berlin 32, Shade 19

Heritage Conference

Penns Manor 22, Marion Center 20*

Blairsville 21, Homer-Center 6

Northern Cambria 14, Purchase Line 8

United 45, Saltsburg 6

Inter-County Conference

Bellwood-Antis 34, Southern Huntingdon 7

Juniata Valley 35, Mount Union 0

Northern Bedford 27, Claysburg 19*

Moshannon Valley 20, Tussey Mountain 14, OT

Glendale 30, Williamsburg 0

West Branch 46, Everett 8

Mountain League

Tyrone 35, Central 7*

Clearfield 35, Central Mountain 19

Philipsburg 46, Penns Valley 21

Bald Eagle 35, Huntingdon 0

Others

Fort Hill, Md. 29, Ligonier Valley 0*

Chestnut Ridge 23, Conemaugh Twp. 7

DuBois 35, Brookville 0*

Karns City 21, Punxsutawney 20

Woodland Hills 28, Altoona 7

Hollidaysburg 31, Uniontown 0

Curwensville 13, Kane 6

Brockway 30, Ridgway 22

Elk County Catholic 34, Johnsonburg 0

Moniteau 35, Saint Marys 9

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

BYU 27 Utah State 24

OPINION: LVIA, ABE - what's in an airport name?

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

Not to sound hypocritical, but after 17 years training us to use the official identity — Lehigh Valley International Airport, or LVIA, as many of us have come to refer to it — why is our local airport authority suddenly nostalgic for ABE? That’s the latest decision in corporate branding in the Valley, and it’s enough to give anyone acronymophobia. (The fear of small clumps of capital letters taking over our lives.)

In 1994, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority jumped on the Lehigh Valley bandwagon, abandoning the old name, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport. LVIA was born, even if it didn’t immediately take flight.
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Back then, local officials and residents resisted the name change, asking the obvious question: Everybody knows the airport as ABE. Will people outside Pennsylvania become familiar with LVIA and Lehigh Valley? Undaunted, the authority pushed ahead, paying a consultant $85,000 for the rebranding advice and spending much more to change signs, stationery, logos, etc.

Even today, though, the official FAA airport code and luggage ID tags remain “ABE.” People in other airports still see arrivals and departures listed as Allentown. That’s how the pilot updates us: “It’s 70 degrees and raining in Allentown.”

Undaunted, the authority this week approved a redesigned website that will bring ABE back into the fold — not as the official designation, but as authority Chairman David Haines termed it, a better use of the airport’s “dual identity.”

Or as they call it everywhere else: destination confusion.

Frankly, travelers in and around the Lehigh Valley wouldn’t care about the name if they were afforded more competitive fares to more places. And a better break on parking rates. And people who didn’t harangue us about carrying more than a few ounces of shampoo. (Sorry. That last one’s not the authority’s doing.)

The airport authority is working on its bigger problems. It secured a new management firm. It’s still dickering over how to pay off a bungled expansion plan, which resulted in a lawsuit by developers and a judgment approaching $16 million. It’s still talking about a proposal to sell another holding, Queen City Airport in Allentown, for development. This week the authority revised the marketing subsidy it pays airlines for adding new flights, so it doesn’t end up paying for billboards for soon-to-be-defunct airlines.

The overriding issue for customers, however, is the pending arrival of Southwest Airlines, via its buyout of AirTran earlier this year, to LVIA.

Or ABE.

We don’t care, as long as they’re here.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/09/opinion_lvia_abe_-_whats_in_an.html

Northampton County executive recommends tax hike of 9.3 percent for 2012 - UPDATE

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

Northampton County residents would pay 9.3 percent more in taxes next year under the proposed 2012 budget introduced today by County Executive John Stoffa.

Stoffa called for an 11.8-mill tax rate to finance his recommended $331.4 million budget in an afternoon news conference at the county courthouse. The hike would represent a 1-mill increase. The owner of a property with an assessed value of $100,000 would owe an extra $100 for a total of $1,180 in county taxes next year.

The 1.2 percent increase in county spending would allow the county to purchase 17 new vehicles, build a work-release center in West Easton and install a new phone system in all county buildings. The budget also includes an expected 2.25 percent raise for many of the county's union workers, he said.

"It is my opinion this is the right thing to do. A tax increase assures our financial stability as we journey down this road to financial recovery," Stoffa wrote in his report on the budget.

The budget also includes operation costs and improvements to Gracedale, the county-owned nursing home residents voted not to sell in May. Keeping Gracedale in county hands has a projected cost of $7.2 million, nearly equal to the proposed $7.4 million the county would raise through the tax increase.
REVIEW THE BUDGET: The proposed 2012 Northampton County Budget is available on the county's website.

However, Stoffa said most of the blame for the proposed hike lies with a swaption agreement the county entered in 2003. Merrill Lynch paid the county about $1.9 million upfront in exchange for the right to force the county to refinance its debt in October 2012 at a variable interest rate. Swaptions are bets that short-term interest rates will stay below long-term interest rates over time.

Right now, the county projects the swaption will cost the county $23.5 million to pay off. That price has jumped $9.5 million in the last nine months alone, he said.

County Council President John Cusick said he hopes the new management at Gracedale will be able to let the nursing home operate on a smaller budget, which would soften the tax hike. Officials with Premier Healthcare Resources, which was hired to manage the company in August, have said they’re confident they will be able to make the facility turn a profit.

“It’s my hope the new management company we brought in will be able to bring that down. The reason we brought in an outside company was to run Gracedale more efficiently,” he said.

County Councilman Ron Angle questioned some of Stoffa's recommendations, particularly the decision to take money from the county's stabilization fund. Stoffa's plan calls for borrowing $5 million from the stabilization fund, which could negatively affect the county's bond rating, said Doran Hamann, budget administrator. That would leave the fund with $20 million, $4 million more than the county is legally obligated to save.

Instead, Angle said he would release his own recommendation in the next two weeks for a budget with no tax increase. He said he would look for a way to balance the budget by reducing the size of government, not dipping into savings. He would not provide any areas he would target for savings.

"The answer is not to deplete our savings account, or we will end up like the state and federal governments," he said.

Councilman Lamont McClure took the opposite approach, saying the county could avoid tax increases by reaching into its tax surplus. Northampton County's surplus is about $18 million more than Lehigh County's, McClure said. There is no reason for Northampton County not to use its reserves to continue the county’s four year run without a tax increase, he said.

“As far as I’m concerned, this budget is dead on arrival,” McClure said.

The budget does not include any new hires for the understaffed court house, a new building for the county's archives or a central location for the human services department.

Cusick said the county council will hold budget hearings beginning Oct. 11 and will look to pass a budget Dec. 1 or 8.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/northampton-county/index.ssf/2011/09/john_stoffa_recommends_county.html

Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company to break ground on new headquarters

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

The Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company is planning to break ground Saturday on its new headquarters, 155 Firehouse Lane, this weekend.

The fire company was established in 1958 by a handful of concerned residents and has since grown to include fire police, emergency medical services and a ladies auxiliary.

The company provides around-the-clock fire protection and basic life support ambulance support for about 7,500 residents, which spans an area of 25.08 square miles. The company also provides assistance to surrounding communities when requested.

The company responds to about 300 fire or rescue calls and 600 EMS calls annually.

According to members, money to build the structure has been raised over the last several years, affording the volunteers a minimal mortgage.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2011/09/bushkill_volunteer_fire_co_to.html

Hecktown Fire Company responded to 47 incidents in August

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

The Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company last month responded to about 47 incidents and lodged 542 hours, Lower Nazareth Township supervisors said Thursday.

The incidents included 12 service calls, eight rescue calls, two vehicle fires, three structure fires and one dwelling fire. The fire company also responded to about 73 non-emergencies in August, lodging 986 man hours for those responses, according to the report.

No firefighters were injured during the incidents, supervisors said.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2011/09/hecktown_fire_company_responde_1.html

Easton releases Movies in the Park schedule

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

The Easton’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events announced the schedule for its Movies in the Park program. The movies are free and begin at 6:30 p.m.
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* Oct. 7 — Yogi Bear, Nevin Park
* Oct. 8 — Shrek Forever After, St. Anthony’s Square
* Oct. 9 — Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Scott Park
* Oct. 15 — Shrek Forever After, Easton Area Neighborhood Center
* Oct. 22 — The Perfect Game, Scott Park

Scott Park will also host a dinner and a movie event 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Scott Park. The event will include dinner served by a local restaurant followed by a screening of Mamma Mia. Dinner costs $15, and the movie is free.

Call the mayor’s office at 610-250-6610 or e-mail Jamie Hartranft at jhartranft@easton-pa.gov before Oct. 19 to reserve your dinner.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2011/09/easton_releases_movies_in_the.html

Phillies/Cardinals media schedule

Saturday, October 1

Phillies Schedule
12:30 p.m. Suite and Club Entrance West opens.
12:45 p.m. Phillies Game 2 Starting Pitcher, Cliff Lee, will be in the interview room.
1:45 p.m. Manager Charlie Manuel will be in the interview room.
2:10-3:10 p.m. Phillies batting practice.

Cardinals Schedule
2:00 p.m. Cardinals Game 2 Starting Pitcher, Chris Carpenter, will be in the interview room.
2:15 p.m. Manager Tony LaRussa will be in the interview room.
3:10-4:00 p.m. Cardinals batting practice.

*All times listed are EDT.

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110930&content_id=25403566&vkey=pr_phi&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Scholastic football chat doubleheader this weekend as Nazareth-Central Catholic is added to the schedule

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

In addition to the Phillipsburg-Ridge football game tonight, lehighvalleylive.com has added a rare Saturday evening scholastic football chat this weekend.

Join Sports Web Editor Keith Gary at 7 p.m. from J. Birney Crum Stadium as the unbeaten Nazareth Blue Eagles take on defending PIAA Class AAA champion Allentown Central Catholic in a Lehigh Valley Conference showdown.

As usual, we will have scholastic and collegiate scores from throughout the region -- and maybe even some updates from Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies begin the postseason against the St. Louis Cardinals.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/scholastic_football_chat_doubl.html

Lehigh Valley IronPigs add extra 'home' games to 2012 schedule

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees needed a home for the 2012 season as a result of a $40 million reconstruction project to PNC Field in Moosic, Pa.

Well, the team has found a few homes for next season, including Coca-Cola Park.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will host eight additional games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre next season as the Yankees are splitting their home schedule among numerous ballparks.

So that means all 16 games against the International League North Division foe will be in Allentown next season.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the Triple-A affiliate will "establish our base of operations in Rochester with more than half our home games played right there in Rochester."

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is playing 37 "home" games at the Red Wings' Frontier Field, 10 games at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, seven at Dwyer Stadium (Batavia, N.Y.), six at Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo) and four in Pawtucket.

This isn't the first time the IronPigs have been a home away from home for the Yankees. Due to poor drainage at PNC Field in 2009, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had to move a pair of home games to Lehigh Valley.

The dates and times for the additional games at Coca-Cola Park are as follows:

April 5, 7:05 p.m.
April 6, 7:05 p.m.
April 28, 6:35 p.m.
April 29, 1:35 p.m.
July 5, 7:05 p.m.
July 6, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 29, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 30, 7:05 p.m.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/ironpigs/index.ssf/2011/09/lehigh_valley_ironpigs_add_ext.html

Your Weekend’s Actual Schedule Sept. 30-Oct. 2

All Weekend

* Rugby World Cup – 9/9-10/23 (NBC, Versus)

Saturday 10/1

* Nebraska Cornhuskers @ Wisconsin Badgers (8pm ESPN/ABC/ESPN2)

Sunday 10/2

* Portland Timbers @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4:30pm Root Sports)

http://actualschedules.com/

Hurray For Dan Baker

FROM LAURA NACHMAN

Speaking of the Phil-lays, public address announcer Dan Baker is celebrating his 40th year with the team!

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CSN Phil-lays Playoff Coverage

FROM LAURA NACHMAN

From Comcast SportsNet:

PHILADELPHIA – (September 29, 2011) – Comcast SportsNet, the region’s leading source for local sports coverage, is the home of the most comprehensive Phillies post season coverage with in-depth coverage on-air and online. Throughout the Phillies 2011 postseason run, Comcast SportsNet will provide extended Phillies coverage, including “Phillies Pregame Live” and “Phillies Postgame Live” for every postseason game. Both programs will feature highlights, exclusive interviews with players and managers, plus expert analysis from former Phillies Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste and former MLBer Ben Davis.



“Leslie Gudel , Marshall Harris, CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury and John Gonzalez will cover every Phillies game and e a part of playoff editions of “Daily News Live” , “SportsNite” and “Road to A Ring” playoff specials.



Comcast SportsNet’s game-day coverage of the Phillies-Cardinals series begins on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with “Phillies Pregame Live” from Citizens Bank Park. Michael Barkann will host with Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste providing analysis. Ben Davis will host a live online chat at CSNPhilly.com during both Phillies games this weekend. The schedule for the first two games of the Phillies-Cardinals series is below.



Saturday, October 1

4:30 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizen Bank Park

5 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on CSNPhilly.com

6 p.m. SportsNite

8:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

10 p.m. SportsNite

1 a.m. SportsRise



Sunday, October 2

6 p.m. SportsNite

6:30 p.m. Full Contact

7 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizens Bank Park

8 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on CSNPhilly.com

10 p.m. SportsNite

11:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

1 a.m. SportsRise



Road To A Ring

The half-hour show will air on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Marshall Harris. He’ll be joined by Chris Coste and John Gonzalez. “Road To A Ring” will preview the Phillies vaunted pitching staff going head-to-head with baseball’s most feared hitter, Albert Pujols. Leslie Gudel will also sit down with 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels as he tries to help the Phillies to their 2nd title in 4 years. We’ll have video breakdowns of the Phils’ advantages and disadvantages in this series and predictions for the series. “Road To A Ring” will replay on Friday, September 30 at 10:30 p.m.



CSNPhilly.com

Throughout the Phillies postseason, CSNPhilly.com will cover the team both at home and on the road with exclusive reports from Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury and columnist John Gonzalez, plus live game chats and live in-game features. Each game, Salisbury will have game previews, post-game recaps and exclusive interviews with players, managers and front office personnel. In addition, CSNPhilly.com will have “In-Game Live” where viewers can track each Phillies postseason game through box scores, play-by-plays and stats. Throughout the postseason, fans can chat online during every Phillies postseason game.



Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching over three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 250 live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit CSNPhilly.com for more information.



Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see www.ComcastSportsNet.com.

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5 Ways the Brady Bunch Could Have Used Twitter

FROM LAURA NACHMAN

Here’s a cute post about how The Brady Bunch would’ve handled Twitter.

http://lauranachman.wordpress.com/


The Brady Bunch was a television situation comedy that aired for five seasons on the ABC network. It was a moderate Nielsen Ratings success, usually maintaining a spot in the Top 30. There were 117 episodes in all, and the first episode was broadcast in September, 1969. The basic premise was that two single parents, each with three kids, fell in love, got married and settled in the Los Angeles suburbs.

There were no personal computers in 1969. There were no cell phones, no internet, no social networking sites and snail mail was the order of the day. You wouldn’t have friends all over the world unless you actually traveled the world; there was no “virtual” reality, only “real” reality.

The show would certainly be different if it aired today and utilized current technologies. Following are some things that would be changed if the show were being produced now.

1. No Phone Huddle – Counting the housekeeper there were nine members in the household. There were many scenes where one of the family members would be on the telephone, and everyone else would be huddled around, trying to listen to the conversation. That scene wouldn’t happen in a Twitter world.
2. #9 – This first season episode was about Mr. Brady’s frustration with the high telephone bill. His solution was to install a pay phone in the house. Calls were a dime, and the phone had a rotary dial (Brady’s never even made it to push-button phones during the series). Today, dad would be complaining about the kids talking on their cellphones instead of using their unlimited texting and twitter accounts for communicating with their friends.
3. #1 – In the first regular season episode, the kids read a letter in a newspaper advice column that they think one of their parents wrote, and they believe at least one parent is very unhappy with the whole household. The kids all write letters and mail them to the newspaper and. . .well, none of this would have happened. Kids don’t read newspapers and they don’t mail letters. They would all have been tweeting and retweeting or else creating a facebook thread.
4. #27 – In this 1970 episode, the two oldest kids, Greg and Marcia, volunteer to babysit so their parents can go out for the evening. The parents aren’t comfortable leaving the children home alone and they repeatedly try to call home but the phone is constantly busy. Worried, the parents return home to check on the kids, but the youngsters think the parents are burglars, so they call the police and. . . If Twitter was available, then the whole episode would have collapsed; 140 characters or less would manage to communicate that all was well from Greg or Marcia to Mom’s cell phone.
5. Back to the Future – If a studio tried to film this show today it would be a one-episode disaster. Imagine a nine-member household (plus easy to trip over dog) where everybody is wandering around, thumbing, thumbing, thumbing, and nobody is watching where they are going. If there was a second episode, it would be set in a hospital, and everybody’s legs and thumbs would be in casts.

I am sure the bunch would have no trouble getting into crazy situations today, but there would certainly be a few different ways for them to get there. LOL.

http://www.internetservice.net/2011/5-ways-the-brady-bunch-could-have-used-twitter/

Ten Things To Do This Week

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

1.) Oktoberfest

Today through Sunday, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378, www.artsquest.org/oktoberfest

ArtsQuest's inaugural Oktoberfest celebration continues this weekend. Highlights include: A parade through South Bethlehem starting 11 a.m. Saturday; a microbrew tasting 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Lehigh Valley Quoit Open Championship noon to 9 p.m. Sunday; and dachshund races 2 to 3 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight.

2.) Walk like an Egyptian

The Bangles, 8 p.m. Saturday, Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., Philadelphia. 215-922-1011, www.livenation.com, www.thebangles.com

The all-female rock quartet who gave the world "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian," among other '80s pop hits, returns to the City of Brotherly Love — or should we say Sisterly Love? Tickets cost $32 (including online surcharge).

3.) Amish laughs

Raymond the Amish Comic, 8 tonight, Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Avenue, Sellersville, Pa. 215-257-5808, st94.com, amishcomic.com

Some days you need a good laugh. And who better to tickle your funny bone than Raymond the Amish Comic? Tickets cost $30 and $21.50.

4.) Posehn power

Brian Posehn, 8 tonight, Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, N.J., 732-238-5500, starlandballroom.com, brianposehn.com

The bespectacled actor and comedian takes the stage in suburban New Jersey. Tickets cost $30 for seating, and $20 for standing-room-only.

5.) Throw up the horns

Trivium, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Crocodile Rock Cafe, 520 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-434-4600, crocodilerockcafe.com, trivium.org

Have your face melted and bang your head to the sounds of metal upstarts Trivium. Tickets cost $15 in advance, and $17 at the door.

6.) See Sarah Ayers

Sarah Ayers Band, 7:30 to 9:30 tonight, Centre Square, Easton. 610-330-9942, Eastonmainstreet.org, sarahayersband.com

The blues singer will close out the Easton Main Street Initiative's Centre Square concert season. Free admission.

7.) Rent 'Bridesmaids'

If you are one of the few people who did not catch the Kristen Wiig comedy "Bridesmaids" in theaters, the film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and online at Netflix and Blockbuster. Bridesmaidsmovie.com

Wiig plays a down-on-her-luck former bakery owner who experiences the trials and tribulations of being a maid-of-honor. The ensemble cast is hilarious — including fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Maya Rudolph as the bride-to-be — but it's Melissa McCarthy who steals the movie as bridesmaid Megan.

8.) YMCA Arts Week

Monday through Oct. 8, Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. 610-867-7588, ymcabethlehem.org

Celebrate the influence of art and culture on youth and adults. Activities include daily Zumba classes, a water color demonstration on Wednesday and a youth jazz class on Thursday.

9.) Fight cancer

Spotlight Cabaret presents "Phenomenal Women," 8 p.m. Thursday, Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-7777, thebrewworks.com, staroftheday.org

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, eight local female vocalists will perform works by Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand and other influential singers. A raffle will also be held. Tickets cost $10. Luminary bags are available online at staroftheday.org and cost $2. Proceeds from ticket sales and the luminary bags will benefit Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

10.) Art Party and Auction

6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, AJF Designs, Tewksbury Township, 908-735-8415, hunterdonartmuseum.org

The Hunterdon Art Museum's annual fundraiser will include a silent and live auction as well as cocktails, desserts and wine. Tickets cost $125. The museum's fall exhibitions open Sunday.

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Dick Van Dyke Anniversity

The Dick Van Dyke Show is celebrating a big anniversary on October 3. It was exactly fifty years ago that day that the series debuted on CBS, and made a big mark in television history that only a few other series have managed to make. Several years ago, sitcom and pop-culture expert Vince Waldron wrote The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, a book that was "the definitive history of television's most enduring comedy." Now, Waldron has written a revised and updated edition of this book, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the series. Here is our review of the revised and updated edition of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book.

The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Revised and Updated Edition)

Blog Book Review - The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Revised and Updated Edition)
by skees53

The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Revised and Updated Edition) (Chicago Review Press, $18.95) is not merely a brief history of one of television's greatest classic series; it is the definitive and one-and-only official history of the series. The book takes the reader on a journey from the very infancy of the series up to the very end of the series, and gives details of every little bit of the series that most people will not know. In fact, even series creator and producer Carl Reiner says of the book "what an unexpected pleasure to read a book on a subject about which I thought I knew everything, only to find out that I didn't." Clearly, this isn't just a silly book that retells the stories we all know.

Like the previous edition of the book, we have a brief introduction to the book (and a look back at the series) from the star of the series, Dick Van Dyke. But the new edition actually has a foreword even before that, coming from what may seem an unlikely person: Dan Castellaneta! That's right, the man who plays Homer Simpson writes the foreword to this book (and he even mentions that "you may be asking yourself why they got the guy who plays Homer Simpson, maybe the dumbest dad in sitcom history, to write the foreword"). But when you read the foreword, it is very clear why he writes it. The series served as a springboard to many other series in the future, even (indirectly) The Simpsons.

Once you get past the foreword, introduction, and prologue, you get into the real meat of the book. There is definitely a ton of material to be found in this series of thirty chapters. Of course, we'd be writing all day if we told you the details of every single chapter, because each chapter is so full of details that you'll just have to read on your own! But we'll give you a brief outline of the direction that the book goes in, with some minor tidbits from the book here and there.

The first eleven chapters give a very detailed account of events leading to the creation of the series, casting decisions, producing the Head of the Family pilot (which most fans know featured Carl Reiner in the role of Rob Petrie), and producing "The Sick Boy and the Sitter," which is the first actual episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show. What I found interesting, though, is a view on why the pilot starring him wasn't well received. The book says that the network executives said that it was just "lacking something," but Reiner brings up something that wouldn't be thought of nearly as much these days. Some have accused that anti-Semitism may have played a part in the demise of the first pilot, and that Carl Reiner was in fact "too Jewish" to be starring in a series... that it would be too far out of the mainstream. The book does mention, however, that Reiner finds that notion to be completely unfounded.

What is certain, though, is that Dick Van Dyke was definitely the man to make the series work. With Reiner's failed pilot, he met with Sheldon Leonard, who helped him redevelop the idea for the series, but with one major change: Reiner could not play the starring role. So enter Dick Van Dyke, the man for whom the eventual series was named for. From that point, the book goes into lengthy details on the casting for the series. The casting of Mary Tyler Moore, though, was the most interesting of them all. They could literally not find a person to fill the role of Laura Petrie, until Danny Thomas remembered "some actress" who had auditioned for him some time ago. He was convinced that she should definitely be cast in the role and she pretty much had the role, if only he could remember her name! He knew that she had three names, and of course, what other "girl with three names" could it have been?

Onto creating the first episode of the series, Reiner admits that although the episode chosen as the pilot was not random, it was probably not the best choice. We also get some insight on finding sponsors for the series, and how it turned out to be a bit easier than expected to find those sponsors.

We get a lot more history and tidbits throughout the rest of the book, much of which is difficult to summarize in one lump. We find out about the casting of the roles of other characters on the series, Laura Petrie wearing capri pants (so unusual in those days), an episode about a "revealing" portrait of Laura, filming an episode right after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and even thoughts on the Kent cigarette sponsorship of the series. In fact, the cast and crew of the series would often get free cartons of Kent cigarettes, which nobody really liked, and they'd trade their cigarettes in at the corner market for a pack of their preferred brand. What was really odd was Dick Van Dyke putting his foot down about how inappropriate it was for a family series to be advertising cigarettes--even though he and Mary Tyler Moore were both heavy smokers themselves at the time.

In "The Last Chapter" (which is not only the name of chapter 30 in the book, but also the name of the final episode), we get to see what it was like bringing the series to an end. It talks about how the end of the series was emotional, but not necessarily sad, because most of the people involved with the series actually went on to bigger and better things, and the series was merely a springboard for the remainder of their careers.

One of my favorite features of the book, though, comes in after the epilogue. The book ends with an 88 page "Complete Viewers Guide to The Dick Van Dyke Show," which is a very thorough episode guide detailing every single episode of the series. In these 88 pages, you'll find episode descriptions, original airdates, episode credits, and many behind-the-scenes and historical moments for episodes. One of my favorite trivia tidbits to read was about the inspiration for the character Sally Rogers. According to Carl Reiner, there is one person (a woman who was not an actress at a time, but a writer, much like the character of Sally) in particular who served as an inspiration for the character--Selma Diamond! Yes, the same lady that would play the first of the female bailiffs on Night Court in the 80s served as an inspiration for the character. And in thinking about Diamond's portrayal of her character in Night Court, you can almost see a little bit of Sally Rogers in her there.

If you are a fan of the series, there really is no excuse to not own this book. I've seen many books on the history of a single well-known TV series, and I usually come away from them a bit less than impressed. They often tend to regurgitate everything that we know about the series with the unique writing style of the author. Here, we actually get content that is new to most of us, and the book is a very pleasurable read. Not having seen the older edition of this book, I really can't comment on how it compares to that edition, but I can say with full confidence that this book is worth placing on your coffee table--just don't trip over the ottoman trying to get to it!

A few additional notes on the revised and updated edition:

* Revised, rewritten and completely updated from the first to the last page
* Includes tons of new photographs, many of them never before published
* New passages where needed to incorporate interesting sidelights of the show that the author has since discovered, including the existence of a Dick Van Dyke Show opera
* New illustration of the cast by Drew Friedman


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"Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week

It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of October 3-7, 2011, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

* Paul Scheer (The League) - Watch Paul on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
* Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Catch Jack on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
* Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
* Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
* Cedric the Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric chats on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

* Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Catch Kaitlin on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:36am on NBC.
* John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
* Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - The lovely Kaley visits LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
* Joel McHale (Community) - Joel drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

* Growing Pains Cast - The cast of Growing Pains gathers for an I Love the 80s reunion on Good Morning America on ABC between 7-9am. Part Two will air on Thursday, October 6.
* Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Watch Tim on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Last Man Standing premieres on October 11 at 8:00pm on ABC.
* Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Tune in to see Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Up All Night airs on Wednesdays at 8:00pm on NBC.
* Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. The funny Suburgatory airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 8:30pm.
* Joel McHale (Community) - Joel continues his appearances this week on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
* Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings) - Eliza visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
* Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

* Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Aubrey on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
* Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings/Scrubs) - Eliza continues her appearances this week on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
* John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
* Brandy (Moesha) - Brandy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
* Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
* Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Tina Fey and Betty White - Gayle's funniest guests are part of a Best of: Lolz episode of The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.

Friday, October 7, 2011

* Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
* Alison Brie (Community) - Alison visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
* Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Catch Cheryl on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
* Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
* Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Florence is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
* Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Catch Steve on a repeat of The Mo'nique Show at 3am on BET.


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Week 5 high school football picks: Is another miracle in the Cards?

FROM KEITH GROLLER

I know it's another football Friday, but I want to acknowledge the many folks who have sent me messages -- texts, e-mails, voice mails -- in the past day or so about the St. Louis Cardinals.

Yes, I am a life-long Cardinals fan. Yes, I am happy they made the playoffs. Yes, it was quite a comeback to catch the Braves. Yes, it was a memorable Wednesday night. Yes, it's always good to be playing baseball in October instead of going home.

But do I think they will beat the Phillies in this NLDS?

Uh, well, I will simply say that the Cardinals beating the Phillies would be one of the greatest upsets in recent baseball history. The Phillies are absolutely amazing. They have three pitchers who are better than anyone the Cardinals can throw out there. The offense, the benches and the bullpens are a bit more evenly matched, but the Phillies were 102-60 and the Cardinals were 90-72. That's 12 games better. That's quite significant, even in a 162-game schedule.

From a Cardinals fan's perspective, you have to be proud when your team doesn't give up and fights to the end and this team did that. I didn't think they had it in them.

If it were a one-game deal like in the NFL playoffs, a bowl game, an NCAA basketball tournament; you'd say sure, they could do it. One game, any thing's possible. But that Phillies pitching, and that pesky Hunter Pence who makes that whole lineup so much better... wow ... I just don't know.

I know there are a lot of Yankees fans out there from this area who are rooting for the Cardinals to knock out the Phillies. I've heard a lot of "Go Cardinals!" in the last few days, but the last time the Yankee fans were rooting so hard for the Cardinals was the 2004 World Series and we all remember how that turned out. This one may be headed in the same direction.

Now, back to football:

Here's my personal Top 10:

1. Nazareth

2. Whitehall

3. Freedom

4. Parkland

5. CCHS

6. Liberty

7. Easton

8. Pen Argyl

9. Northern Lehigh

10. Emmaus

Last week I was 16-4 with the picks, improving to 70-20 on the season for a lucky .777 percentage.

Here we go:

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northampton 28, Allen 21 ... A Canary win wouldn't be a shock. It would be their first LVC win over someone other than Dieruff in exactly six years -- Sept. 30, 2005 -- when Allen beat Nazareth. It would be a nice reward for the kids who have hung in there. But would it suddenly mean Allen can compete in the LVC? Please.

Freedom 62, Dieruff 6 ... Pencil the Patriots into districts because realistically they have just two tough games left -- Oct. 14 vs. Nazareth and Nov. 5 vs. Liberty.

Whitehall 35, Easton 21 ... Revenge for last year's district title game.

Parkland 21, Liberty 14 ... I said last week that Parkland defensive coordinator Sam Senneca's familiarity with Easton would be huge. Well, he's obviously even more familiar with the Hurricanes. I will be at this one, assuming the Schuylkill Expressway or Blue Route traffic isn't too much to overcome.

Catasauqua 22, Saucon Valley 14 ... Roughies finally record a win over a team that has beaten somebody else.

Northwestern 34, Notre Dame 7 .... Hearing a lot about a new basketball player with the Crusaders who is 6-foot-8. The football team could use a few 6-8 kids.

Palisades 20, Palmerton 14 ... This is the matchup that always amazes me for the distance traveled. Has to be at least an hour and 20 from Kintnersville to Carbon County. In other parts of the state, that's a backyard brawl, but around here, that's a hike.

Northern Lehigh 49, Salisbury 7 ... This will be a much more competitive matchup in boys basketball this winter.

ES North 28, PM West 7 ... T-wolves win third straight and move closer to a District 11 3A playoff berth.

Stroudsburg 34, ES South 28 ... It will be nice to have Artie Owens, Fred Ross and all associated with the unbeaten 1971 Mounties team back at the stadium tonight.

Pocono Mt. East 26, Lehighton 20 ... These Cardinals beating Stroudsburg last week was about shocking as the St. Louis Cardinals catching the Braves.

Shenandoah Valley 33, Jim Thorpe 13 ... Olympians fall to 0-5 one year after starting 6-1.

North Schuylkill 49, Marian Catholic 14 ... I think last year this is the game I picked North Schuylkill to win by something like 70-0. It turned out to be 48-2. The Colts are a little better, but the Spartans are just as good.

Panther Valley 20, Schuykill Haven 12 ... Haven has scored just a total of 20 points in its last three games. That used to be a one-quarter total for the Hurricanes back when Zach Barket was playing.

Pleasant Valley 28, Tamaqua 13 ... Using Lehighton as a gauge, and what better way to use Lehighton, this should be a close game. The Bears beat Lehighton 7-6 and the Raiders lost to the Indians 14-6.

Hatboro-Horsham 27, Quakertown 13 ... Just hearing the word Quakertown reminds me of the Quakertown Blazers and summertime baseball. Heard we're getting a new ACBL baseball team in Allentown next summer that one will play at ECTB Stadium (the old Bicentennial Park). Need to get that story nailed down next week.

SATURDAY'S GAMES

Bangor 40, Wilson 20 ... Slaters won't be challenged until Oct. 21 game against Northern Lehigh.

Pen Argyl 34, Southern Lehigh 21... We understand that retiring Spartans AD Don Harakal will be filling in at Palisades for three months. Wonder how he looks in purple.

Pius X 49, Bucktail 35 ... With all of the kickoffs that will be needed here, this one could last longer than a Cardinals baseball game with Tony La Russa's standard eight pitching changes.

Emmaus 28, Becahi 14 ... A reunion of several notables here and not all might be sweet. Emmaus kids will want to show their former coaches something and Green Hornets assistant Mike Palos will want to show his former school something as well.

Nazareth 51, CCHS 49 ... The game of the weekend and maybe the year in the Lehigh Valley Conference. Hope the guy changing the scoreboard has his fingers loosened up because there will be a lot of flicking to do. Blue Eagles win by the field goal that just wouldn't go through last year. Weave, who is hotter than the Blue Eagles offense, is going with his beloved alma mater by a 41-38 score.

That's it, 21 ways to have some fun.

Enjoy the cooler temps, and hopefully, dry weather.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Pittsburgh 44 South Florida 17

Houston 49 UTEP 42

At the Center

FROM ROSS NUNAMAKER

An Evening of Innovative, Instrumental, Acoustic Music

Friday, September 30, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.

Trevor Gordon Hall returns to the Center. The guitar virtuoso again brings his unique, 'experiential' sound to the Center. Trevor's pieces range in sound from edgy, driving rhythms to sweet melodic phrases. Watch Trevor perform at a recent Center show.

The Jason Hahn Experience is an acoustic duo featuring Jason Hahn, acoustic guitar, and Ansel Barnum on mouth harp. They performed at the Borough Park during the Barony Band Slam Competition (listen to them here), at the Thrill on the Hill, and Jason performed a solo set at the Nazareth Farmer's Market. You can watch them perform an original, Tappin, here.

Tickets $10.00

Follow the new TNG Music blog on Tumblr to listen to upcoming performers and listen and/or view clips from recent shows and those posted by performers scheduled at the Center.

October Artist Reception - Kevin Broad

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Nazareth native Kevin Broad returns home for a reception and his work will be displayed throughout the month. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Broad has painted from Maine to Miami, Iceland to Europe and back to his backyard. His work is shown regularly and appears in private and corporate collections internationally. It's entirely comprehensible and somehow familiar--art often laden with Broad¹s own reminiscences. The work is featured throughout the month of October in the Gallery. Reception Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with artist's remarks at 3:00 p.m. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 2:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. except on holiday weekends.

Soundscapes Concert Series

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Soundscapes Concert Series returns to the Nazareth Center for the Arts with De Benedictis & Hennegan and Bernhard Wostheinrich on Sunday, October 2, 2011 beginning at 8:00 p.m. From the promoter release:

DEAN DE BENEDICTIS: Dean’s music is the result of his will to tie an essential common thread together between opposing genres and mentalities as well as draw from them a natural sense of emotion, expanse and mystery. This Southern California-based visual and conceptual artist, known as Surface 10, has always utilized his interest in a variety of styles and cultures to enrich the quality of his musical expression.

VIC HENNEGAN: An artist and a spiritualist, Hennegan contemplates the state of humanity through his music. Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy. His music emanates a unique warmth which moves the listener to a state of euphoria.

BERNHARD WOSTHEINRICH: Bernhard leads his own solo project “The Redundant Rocker” and his main collaborator is Markus Reuter (in CENTROZOON). He has also worked with Ian Boddy, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, Thorsten Niestrath, and Synapscape’s Philipp M√ľnch.

Bernhard elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music. Using a compositional approach akin to his work as a visual artist, Bernhard usually begins by improvising abstract sonic structures which are subsequently developed into an increasingly detailed aural picture.

Additional information coming soon.

$10 donation suggested.

Daylen & The Drop D

Friday, October 7, 2011 | 8:00 p.m.

Folk Rock, Alternative trio, Daylen & The Drop D are from Reading and visiting the Nazareth Center for the Arts for the first time. The band is led by Daylen who plays rhythm guitar and is joined by Demitri Grivas on lead guitar and J Jay Salter on bass.

$10.00 Admission.

Brian Halloran

Saturday, October 8, 2011 | 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Brian Halloran has been performing alternative and indie pop and rock in and around NYC for over ten years. Prior to that, he was a founding member of the Chicago-based band, Citrus. Between 2007-09, Brian toured with Irish-rock band, Ceann. He also just completed a successful crowd-funding campaign at rockethub.com to finish his new album, "News From The Queen Victoria", recently released 2011.

Julia and Diane are an acoustic duo. Julia is Brian's sister and she recorded Free OJ with PBnJ, a duo with another brother Patrick. Expect to hear Julia join Brian for a few songs by other family members. Julia and Diane performed two tweener sets at this year's Thrill on the Hill.

Tickets $10.00.

Art Classes are being offered monthly in 2011 - interested? email nazaretharts@gmail.com

Stay up to date on all our upcoming events at www.nazaretharts.com

Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker

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Years of Service and Sick Day Bonus

FROM ROSS NUNAMAKER

The Express-Times has an article noting that Dr. Lesky will receive a lump sum payout of $60,000, give or take, for his years of service and unused sick days.

This is common practice in the schools and applies to all retirees. This is in addition to their pension. The pension is paid out provided the individual does not work in the public school system in PA. The individual can work in private sector or another state and continue to receive their pension, which is state supported, and not a 401(k) or market based.

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Nazareth Area High School's Dan Harding plans to match Central Catholic's Brendan Nosovitch pass for pass

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

Dan Harding has shoehorned his way into the conversation, and the discourse is an interesting one.

His Nazareth Area High School football team will be playing a key Lehigh Valley Conference football game against Central Catholic on Saturday night at J. Birney Crum Stadium, and Harding will be on the same field with Brendan Nosovitch in a matchup of top quarterbacks in The Express-Times region.

Harding has been spectacular in Nazareth's unbeaten start, throwing for 1,138 yards, completing more than 70 percent of his passes, 12 of which have gone for touchdowns. His efficiency rating is 211.9.

Nosovitch was named Pennsylvania's Gatorade Player of the Year last fall after leading the Vikings to a 16-0 season and the PIAA Class AAA championship. He's already committed to play for Steve Spurrier at the the University of South Carolina.

During Nosovitch's sophomore season in 2009, the Vikings came to Andrew Leh Stadium and walked off with a 38-21 victory, a win that helped propel Central Catholic to the LVC and District 11 Class AAA titles. Nosovitch, in addition to playing quarterback, played free safety in that game, a position he's played sporadically since that fall.

But Harding and Nazareth coach Rob Melosky both believe they'll be seeing Nosovitch somewhere in the secondary in addition to playing quarterback.

"That would really be interesting," said Harding, who hasn't made his college choice but is looking at schools on the Football Championship Subdivision level. "He's a great player. We both play (high school) basketball, so I've got to know him a little bit through that. He's a good guy; I look forward to competing against him."

Harding has been characterized as somewhat of a late bloomer but he doesn't put much stock in that perception.

"I don't really consider myself a late bloomer," he said. "I always had faith in my abilities. (Quarterback coach) Dan Kendra has really helped me, though, working on the little things. The things he's helped me with have been on my footwork, ball handling and recognizing coverages. And he makes it fun, too. It's been a pleasure to work with him."

Kendra was a standout quarterback at Central Catholic from 1971-73 and went on to a record-setting career at West Virginia University.

The 6-foot-4 Harding has been outstanding at picking out his secondary receivers when his primary targets are covered. That's reflected in the Blue Eagles' receiving stats: Four players have caught eight or more passes along with two or more touchdowns.

Twins Adam and Andrew Bridgeforth lead the way, Adam with 26 receptions for 387 yards and three TDs and Andrew with 11 receptions for 298 yards and five scores. Dan Shepherd has nine catches for 136 and two TDs, and Alex Tonnies has added eight for 196 and a pair of scores.

Freshman running back Jordan Gray paces the ground game with 331 yards on 42 carries (7.9 yards per carry) and four TDs.

"Dan knows that this game is not between him and Nosovitch but between Central Catholic and Nazareth," Melosky said. "The match-up of those two is something that the media and fans look at. But Danny still wants to prove something. He wants to show he can lead his team to victory over a very good football team."

Though some fans may figure Saturday's game to be a shootout, Melosky said people may be surprised.

"I'd prefer it not be a track meet, but people are probably expecting that because of our Easton game (a 35-28 win) and the Liberty game (a 42-41 win)," he said. "But we need to be a little more enthusiastic and a little more violent on defense."

Nosovitch has excellent receivers at his disposal. Kevin Gulyas, a tough and clever wideout is already the all-time leading receiver in District 11 history in receptions (151) and yardage (2,618). His career catches broke the mark of 144 held by former Central Catholic receiver Jeff McGeehin (1971-73) and he broke the yardage record of 2,602 last week, a mark held by Wilson's Kowan Scott (2008-10).

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/nazareth_area_high_schools_dan_1.html

Nazareth schools Superintendent Victor Lesky to receive $60,000 lump sum upon retirement

FROM THE EXPRESS TIMES

When longtime Nazareth Area School District Superintendent Victor Lesky steps away from the district he has overseen for more than a decade, he'll receive a lump sum payment of more than $60,000.

The payment comes in addition to his pension. He won't get any buyout to forgo future service, just the same benefit afforded to any retiring employee, the superintendent said in an e-mail.

Retiring employees get a cash payout of 1 percent of their final year salary multiplied by the total number of years worked for the district. The payout encourages long-term employees to retire and be replaced by lower salaried ones.

Lesky will earn $149,708 this year, so he is entitled to a cash payout upon retirement of $53,892 for his 36 years of service. He'll also get $6,750 in sick pay, or $45 for 150 sick days accrued. His total payout is $60,642.

Lesky said he has accrued 350 sick days but the district offers payouts for just the first 150. Lesky said he has gone without a raise for the past two years.
During Monday’s school board meeting, Lesky said he plans to retire on July 4. He has been superintendent since 1999.

Lesky said Thursday he turned down a contract extension.

"I was asked by a number of board members to consider a new contract, to continue to serve the district as Superintendent of Schools, but I have decided to look at other alternatives," he said.

Lesky said the retirement incentive has been offered to district employees for the past 25 years.

The district does not permit vacation days or personal days to accumulate, meaning Lesky would only be reimbursed for those days not used in the current 2011-12 school year and that limit is 10.

Lesky said he hasn't chosen his pension option yet. His pension will be funded through the state Public School Employees' Retirement System, not Nazareth Area School District funds.

The district plans to begin its search for a new leader next month. School board member Linda McDonald previously said the board hoped to name a candidate by December and internal prospects would be considered first.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2011/09/longtime_nazareth_schools_supe.html

BIG TEN NETWORK TV SCHEDULE

Friday September 30:
12:00
AM Step Into My Office: with Coach Hoke

Mike Hall is invited inside Coach Hoke's office for a revealing, exclusive one-on-one conversation
12:30
AM BTN Live

1:30
AM Penn State Campus Programming: Medicine in Blue and White - Part 2

2:00
AM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 1999 - Notre Dame at Purdue

Quarterback Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards as Purdue and Notre Dame collided for the Shillelagh Trophy. 9/11/1999
4:00
AM BTN Live

5:00
AM BTN Live

6:00
AM BTN Live

7:00
AM BTN Live

8:00
AM BTN Live

9:00
AM BTN Live

10:00
AM BTN Live

11:00
AM The Big Ten's Best: Defensive Linemen of the 2000s

11:30
AM The Kevin Wilson Show

12:00
PM Student U: Field Hockey: Northwestern at Michigan State

1:30
PM Student U: Women's Soccer: Ohio State at Penn State

3:30
PM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 70s

4:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 1999 - Notre Dame at Purdue

Quarterback Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards as Purdue and Notre Dame collided for the Shillelagh Trophy. 9/11/1999
6:00
PM The Big Ten's Best: Tight Ends of the 2000s

6:30
PM The Big Ten Pulse '11

7:00
PM Big Ten Football Report '11

8:00
PM Big Ten Football Replay: 2010 Illinois at Northwestern

10:00
PM Step Into My Office: with Coach Hoke

Mike Hall is invited inside Coach Hoke's office for a revealing, exclusive one-on-one conversation
10:30
PM The Big Ten Pulse '11

11:00
PM Big Ten Football Report '11



Saturday October 1:
2:00
AM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 2003 - Michigan at Minnesota

4:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

4:30
AM Big Ten Football Report '11

5:30
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

6:00
AM Big Ten Football Report '11

7:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

7:30
AM Big Ten Football Report '11

8:30
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

9:00
AM Big Ten Football Report '11

10:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

10:30
AM BTN Football Pregame

Preview of the entire slate of Saturday's action with up-to-the-second news, analysis, award winning features, interviews and much more.
12:00
PM Big Ten Football '11: Minnesota at Michigan

3:00
PM BTN Football Postgame

Post-Game delivers highlights, in-depth analysis, interviews, & more
4:00
PM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

4:30
PM Live Big

Dhani Jones hosts an impactful program that takes a look at how current and former members of the Big Ten conference influence their communities and the world by living and giving big. Nancy Brinker, Dhani Jones & Kyle Adams
5:00
PM Step Into My Office: with Coach Hoke

Mike Hall is invited inside Coach Hoke's office for a revealing, exclusive one-on-one conversation
5:30
PM The Big Ten's Best: Tight Ends of the 2000s

6:00
PM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Minnesota at Penn State

8:00
PM Big Ten Football '11: Minnesota at Michigan

11:00
PM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

11:30
PM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football



Sunday October 2:
12:30
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
1:30
AM Big Ten Football '11: Minnesota at Michigan

4:30
AM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

5:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
6:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
7:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
8:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
9:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
10:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
11:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
12:00
PM Big Ten Men's Soccer '11: Ohio State at Michigan State

2:00
PM Big Ten Women's Soccer '11: Ohio State at Wisconsin

4:00
PM Big Ten Field Hockey '11: Northwestern at Penn State

6:00
PM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Wisconsin at Ohio State

8:00
PM BTN Football Game of the Week

10:00
PM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
11:00
PM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Wisconsin at Ohio State


Monday October 3:
1:00
AM BTN Football Game of the Week

3:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
4:00
AM Big Ten Women's Soccer '11: Ohio State at Wisconsin

6:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
7:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
8:00
AM BTN Football Game of the Week

10:00
AM The Final Drive

Extensive highlights, news, and analysis of all the gridiron action from each weekend of Big Ten Football
11:00
AM Penn State Football Story '11 (BTN)

11:30
AM The Bo Pelini Show

12:00
PM Student U: Women's Volleyball: Wisconsin at Penn State

2:00
PM Student U: Women's Volleyball: Minnesota at Ohio State

4:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 2005 - Purdue at Minnesota

6:00
PM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 90s

6:30
PM The Big Ten Pulse '11

7:00
PM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

7:30
PM Live Big

Dhani Jones hosts an impactful program that takes a look at how current and former members of the Big Ten conference influence their communities and the world by living and giving big. Nancy Brinker, Dhani Jones & Kyle Adams
8:00
PM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

8:30
PM Big Ten Women's Sports Report

9:00
PM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Minnesota at Penn State

11:00
PM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

11:30
PM The Big Ten Pulse '11




Tuesday October 4:
12:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

1:00
AM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Minnesota at Penn State

3:00
AM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 1989 - Indiana at Illinois

5:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

5:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

6:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

6:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

7:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

7:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

8:00
AM Big Ten Women's Sports Report

8:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

9:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

9:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

10:00
AM The Big Ten Pulse '11

10:30
AM Big Ten Football: Breakdown '11

11:00
AM Spartan Football: All Access '11 (BTN)

11:30
AM Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz '11

12:00
PM Student U: Women's Soccer: Michigan State at Iowa

2:00
PM Student U: Women's Soccer: Indiana at Northwestern

4:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 1995 Michigan at Michigan State

6:00
PM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
7:00
PM The Next Level '11

7:30
PM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 2000s

8:00
PM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

8:30
PM The Next Level '11

9:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 2009 Iowa at Ohio State

#10 Iowa and #11 Ohio State squared off with the winner earning a trip to the 2010 Rose Bowl. 11/14/2009
11:00
PM The Next Level '11

11:30
PM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler


Wednesday October 5:
6:30
AM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 90s

7:00
AM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 2000s

7:30
AM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
8:30
AM The Next Level '11

9:00
AM The Big Ten's Best: Running Backs of the 2000s

9:30
AM The Next Level '11

10:00
AM Live Big

Dhani Jones hosts an impactful program that takes a look at how current and former members of the Big Ten conference influence their communities and the world by living and giving big. Nancy Brinker, Dhani Jones & Kyle Adams
10:30
AM The Next Level '11

11:00
AM Fighting Illini Insider '11-'12

11:30
AM The Pat Fitzgerald Show '11

12:00
PM Inside Michigan Football with Brady Hoke '11 (BTN)

12:30
PM Student U: Men's Soccer: Penn at Penn State

2:30
PM Step Into My Office: with Coach Hoke

Mike Hall is invited inside Coach Hoke's office for a revealing, exclusive one-on-one conversation
3:00
PM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
4:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 2009 Iowa at Ohio State

#10 Iowa and #11 Ohio State squared off with the winner earning a trip to the 2010 Rose Bowl. 11/14/2009
6:00
PM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
7:00
PM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

8:00
PM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Northwestern at Penn State

10:00
PM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

11:00
PM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11


Thursday October 6:
12:00
AM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
1:00
AM Big Ten Women's Volleyball '11: Northwestern at Penn State

3:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

4:00
AM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
5:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

6:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

7:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

8:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

9:00
AM Big Ten Football in 60

Snap-to-snap 60-minute presentation of a Big Ten football game
10:00
AM Big Ten Football & Beyond '11

11:00
AM N'Side Nebraska Athletics

11:30
AM The Danny Hope Show '11

12:00
PM Badger Sports Report with Bret Bielema '11 (Big Ten)

12:30
PM Student U: Men's Soccer: Louisville at Indiana

2:30
PM Live Big

Dhani Jones hosts an impactful program that takes a look at how current and former members of the Big Ten conference influence their communities and the world by living and giving big. Nancy Brinker, Dhani Jones & Kyle Adams
3:00
PM The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: 2008 - Penn State at Iowa

5:00
PM BTN Football Game of the Week

7:00
PM Tailgate 48: Nebraska at Wisconsin

All-access pass to Big Ten campuses for a 48-hour tour of the traditions, pageantry and gameday excitement in and around Camp Randall Stadium.
8:00
PM BTN Live

9:00
PM Step Into My Office: with Coach Bielema

Mike Hall is invited inside Coach Bielema's office for a revealing, exclusive one-on-one conversation
9:30
PM Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

10:00
PM Tailgate 48: Nebraska at Wisconsin

All-access pass to Big Ten campuses for a 48-hour tour of the traditions, pageantry and gameday excitement in and around Camp Randall Stadium.
11:00
PM BTN Live

BLUE RIDGE TV13 SCHEDULE

Friday, September 30th, 2011

12:00 AM Viacast TV
7:00 AM TV13 Night Report REPLAY
7:30 AM PMC: Pathways to Healthy Living
8:00 AM Health Images
8:30 AM Out In The Open
9:00 AM The Lamar Thomas Show
9:30 AM The Morning Mix
10:00 AM Pocono Mountains Today
10:30 AM Health and Home Report
11:00 AM The Real Estate Reporter
12:00 PM Auto Connection
1:00 PM Your Home: Inside and Out
1:30 PM Community Corner
2:00 PM Know your Neighborhood
2:30 PM Auto Connection
3:00 PM The Real Estate Reporter
4:00 PM More than Money
4:30 PM Health Images
5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE
5:30 PM TV13 Valley Report LIVE
6:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report REPLAY
6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report REPLAY
7:00 PM TV13 HS Football: Tamaqua Vs Pleasant Valley LIVE
9:30 PM Out In The Open
10:00 PM TV 13 NEWS - Night Report LIVE
10:30 PM Friday Night Football LIVE
11:00 PM TV13 HS Football: Tamaqua Vs Pleasant Valley REPLAY
Top


Saturday, October 1st, 2011

1:00 AM Viacast TV
9:00 AM TV13 Night Report REPLAY
9:30 AM Friday Night Football REPLAY
10:00 AM Computerwise
11:00 AM Pocono Landscape Challenge
11:30 AM Health Images
12:00 PM Pocono Mountains Today
12:30 PM Out In The Open
1:00 PM TV13 College Football: ESU Vs Bloomsburg LIVE
4:00 PM Legislative with Mario Scavello
4:30 PM Wallenpaupack Life
5:00 PM Gaither's Homecoming Hour
6:00 PM Pocono Family Fun Show
6:30 PM Eyecare Today
7:00 PM TV13 College Football: ESU Vs Bloomsburg REPLAY
Top


Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

12:00 AM CVA's
7:30 AM Jesus The Christ Church
8:00 AM Hour of Restoration
8:30 AM Faith in Action
9:00 AM St. Luke's Church Service
10:00 AM Pocono Mountains Today
10:30 AM Health Images
11:00 AM The Lamar Thomas Show
11:30 AM Pocono Landscape Challenge
12:00 PM Premium TV
12:30 PM Out In The Open
1:00 PM Computerwise
2:00 PM WXW Wrestling
3:00 PM What the Heck were they Thinking
3:30 PM PA Crossfire
4:00 PM More than Money
4:30 PM PMC: Pathways to Healthy Living
5:00 PM Gaither's Homecoming Hour
6:00 PM Poconos Family Fun Show
6:30 PM Eyecare Today
7:00 PM TV13 College Football: ESU Vs Bloomsburg REPLAY
10:00 PM Sabroso Video
Top


Monday, October 3rd, 2011

12:00 AM Viacast TV
7:00 AM Health and Home Report
7:30 AM Pocono Landscape Challenge
8:00 AM Pocono Mountains Today
8:30 AM State Capitol Programming
10:00 AM Legislative Report with Dave Argall
10:30 AM Legislative Report with Mario Scavello
11:00 AM The Real Estate Reporter
12:00 PM Auto Connection
1:00 PM Destination Fun
1:30 PM Community Corner
2:00 PM Know your Neighborhood
2:30 PM Auto Connection
3:00 PM The Real Estate Reporter
4:00 PM Cooking for Class
4:30 PM Health Images
5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE
5:30 PM TV13 Valley Report LIVE
6:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report REPLAY
6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report REPLAY
7:00 PM Monday Evening Quarterback
8:00 PM The Lamar Thomas Show
8:30 PM Pocono medical Center: Ask the Doctor
9:00 PM Legislative with Mario Scavello
9:30 PM Pocono Mountains Today
10:00 PM TV 13 NEWS - Night Report LIVE
10:30 PM Premium TV
11:00 PM TV13 Night Report REPLAY
Top


Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

12:00 AM Viacast TV
7:00 AM TV13 Night Report REPLAY
7:30 AM Out in the Open
8:00 AM Talk of the Town
9:00 AM Airforce News
9:30 AM Army Newswatch
10:00 AM The American Veteran
10:30 AM In The Fight
11:00 AM The Real Estate Reporter
12:00 PM Auto Connection
1:00 PM Know your Neighborhood
1:30 PM Community Corner
2:00 PM Destination Fun
2:30 PM Auto Connection
3:00 PM Real Estate Reporter
3:30 PM Halftime Revisited
4:00 PM Pocono Family Fun Show
4:30 PM Pocono Landscape Challenge
5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE
5:30 PM TV13 Valley Report LIVE
6:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report REPLAY
6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report REPLAY
7:00 PM TV13 Polka Hour
8:00 PM Health Images
8:30 PM Wallenpaupack Life
9:00 PM PMC: Pathways To Healthy Living
9:30 PM Victory Lane
10:00 PM TV 13 NEWS - Night Report LIVE
10:30 PM Eyecare Today
11:00 PM TV13 Night Report REPLAY

SERVICE ELECTRIC TV2 SCHEDULE

Friday, September 30th
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm LVC Football: Liberty vs Parkland LIVE
9:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
10:00pm LVC Football: Easton vs Whitehall



Saturday, October 1st
9:30am LVC Football: Liberty vs Parkland
12:30pm NCAA Football: Yale vs Lehigh LIVE
4:00pm LVC Football: Easton vs Whitehall
7:00pm PSAC Football: Bloomsburg vs East Stroudsburg



Sunday, October 2nd
2:00pm Whitehall Fall Parade LIVE
3:00pm NCAA Football: Yale vs Lehigh
6:30pm PA Crossfire
7:00pm Whitehall Fall Parade
8:00pm What The Heck Were They Thinking?! with Larry Holmes
8:30pm The Steel
9:00pm The Stage with Chris Line
9:30pm Off The Beaten Path
10:00pm wXw C4 Professional Wrestling: BLAST TV
11:00pm Sabroso Video



Monday, October 3rd
5:30pm Cooking with Chef Lou
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm Service Electric Polka Show
8:00pm The Morning Call’s Calling All Sports with Keith Groller
8:30pm What the Heck Were They Thinking?! with Larry Holmes
9:00pm TV2 News Valley View
9:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene



Tuesday, October 4th
5:30pm Lehigh Sports Magazine Show
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm Happy Jack Polka Show
8:00pm Oktoberfest at SteelStacks: Alex Meixner Band
10:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene



Wednesday, October 5th
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm ComputerWise
8:00pm Oktoberfest at SteelStacks: Copper Box
9:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene



Thursday, October 6th
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm More Than Money
7:30pm ComputerWise
8:30pm The Stage with Chris Line
9:00pm TV2 News Valley View
9:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene



Friday, October 7th
6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
6:30pm TV2 News Valley View
7:00pm LVC Football: Central Catholic vs Whitehall LIVE
9:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene
10:00pm Colonial League Football: Catasauqua vs Bangor







Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice

Times are Approximate Due To LIVE Events & Length of Sporting Events.

WEEX 1230 SCHEDULE

Fri. 9/30 MLB: Tampa Bay @ Texas (G1) 4:30 PM
Fri. 9/30 MLB: Detroit @ NY Yankees (G1) 8:00 PM
Sat. 10/1 Lehigh Football v. Yale 11:30 AM
Sat. 10/1 MLB: St. Louis @ Philadelphia (G1) 4:30 PM
Sat. 10/1 MLB: Detroit @ NY Yankees (G2) 7:30 PM
Sun. 10/2 NFL: Washington @ St. Louis 12:30 PM
Sun. 10/2 NY Giants Football @ Arizona 4:00 PM
Sun. 10/2 MLB: St. Louis @ Philadelphia (G2) 7:30 PM
Mon. 10/3 MLB: Texas @ Tampa Bay (G3) 4:30 PM
Mon. 10/3 MLB: NY Yankees @ Detroit (G3) 8:00 PM
Tue. 10/4 MLB: Texas @ Tampa Bay (G4) TBA
Tue. 10/4 MLB: NY Yankees @ Detroit (G4) TBA
Tue. 10/4 MLB: Philadelphia @ St. Louis (G3) TBA
Tue. 10/4 MLB: Milwaukee @ Arizona (G3) TBA
Wed. 10/5 MLB: Philadelphia @ St. Louis (G4) TBA
Wed. 10/5 MLB: Milwaukee @ Arizona (G4) TBA
Thr. 10/6 MLB: Tampa Bay @ Texas (G5) TBA
Thr. 10/6 MLB: Detroit @ NY Yankees (G5)

TBA
Fri. 10/7 MLB: Arizona @ Milwaukee (G5) TBA

Fri. 10/7
MLB: St. Louis @ Philadelphia (G5) TBA

Sat. 10/8
Lehigh Football @ Bucknell 12:00 PM

Friday!

Friday September 30, 2011

I AM OFFICIALLY A NAZARETH EMPLOYEE NOW!

GOT MY ID TAG THURSDAY!

NOW I CAN FEEL REAL!

THANKS TO ALAN DAVIS FOR GETTING THAT FOR ME!

IT WILL HELP AT GAMES WHEN PEOPLE FROM OTHER SCHOOLS COME IN THE GATE!!

THAT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS MR LESKY DID DURING HIS CAREERS, HE SUBMITTED MY NAME TO WORK AT NAZARETH!!

I HOPE THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT IS NICE!!!!!!!!

I AM OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 14TH DUE TO 2 AWAY GAMES IN A ROW.

Football Friday!

Big games tonight!!

Liberty at Parkland at 7pm on RCN4 And will be on PCN TV Too!

Saturday at 7pm Nazareth at Central Catholic

42-39 Nazareth

My scores been close lately!!!!

Last day of September!

October Saturday!

Halloween Month!

Time is going fast!

MLB Playoffs starts Tonight!!

Detriot at NY Yankees!

St Louis at the Phillies Saturday on TBS!

5:07PM Saturday

8:07pm Sunday

I Will be tuned in!

I Will miss Saturday's game because of Nazareth Football.

How are you?

How was your week?

What are you doing all weekend?

Anything fun?

I am great!

Stomach hanging in!

PT Theraphy at 11am today!

On Wednesday they had me steeping backwards!

Lets see what we do today!!!!

Will you watch the MLB Playoffs?

I Hope the Phillies win!!

Wednesday was a wild ending to the season, Boston Red Sox lost and Tampa Bay won, both happened in less than 10 minutes!!

It was pretty wild!!!!

Football Picks:
High School:
Parkland
Liberty
Northampton
Freedom
Nazareth
Blue Mountain
Catty
Daniel Boone
PM West
Stroudsburg
Whitehall
Marian
Palmerton
Lehighton
Northern Lehigh
Northwestern
Pleasant Valley
Halifax
Williams Valley
Wilson
Becahi
Pine Grove
Pius X
Pen Arygyl


College:
Penn State
Lafayette
Lehigh
UPENN
Villanova
Moravian
Muhlenburg
Wisconsin

NFL:
Dallas
Steelers
Chicago
Minnesota
Buffalo
Tennesse
Washington
Eagles
New Orleans
Atlanta
NY Giants
New England
Green Bay
San Diego
NY Jets
Tampa Bay



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

I am sending this out on behalf of my Attendant Diana Back: I Highly encourage you to help out with a donation, it going to a great cause and will help people who has this, I Thank you in advance for helping: With Team Farmer’s Daughters

****ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY****
Where: Hope Lutheran Church; RT 248, Cherryville PA
When: Sunday November 6th 2011
Time: 12:00-3:00
WINNERS will be drawn at 3:30, NO NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
Price: $5.00 per card with 26 chances
Sponsored Baskets & Gift Cards Include: Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, etc…
Refreshments & Bake Goods will be available to purchase
*For Further Information or to Donate a Basket Contact: Jane Meyers @ 610-767-7721*

Schedule:
Friday September 30:
8:30am-5pm DIANA
10AM OT THERAPHY
11AM PT THERAPHY
11am JOLLY JOE TIMMER SHOW ON WGPA 1100
NOON Talk Philly on CBS3
1pm-6pm Anthony Gargano and Glen Mac on 610 WIP
4pm-7pm HAPPY HOUR ON WEEX 1230
2:55pm-4:10pm SANDY PHILLIPS
6:30pm-9:30pm COLLECTING TICKETS AT NAZARETH ARTS CENTER
10pm Anchor News on CW57
11pm Announce BIG TICKET ON WFMZ 69



Saturday October 1:
8:30am-10:30am DIANA
9am-11am KEITH GROLLER ON 1470AM
10am-11:30am 69 SPORTS SATURDAY ON WEEX 1230
6pm Announce Lafayette Football on RCN4, TV60
2pm-6pm Jody Mac and Rob Charry on 610 WIP
7pm AT THE NAZARETH AT CENTRAL CATHOLIC FOOTBALL GAME
10pm Anchor News on CW57



Sunday October 2:
10:30am-11am Radio Show
11am Announce Sunday Kickoff on CBS3
6pm Announce College Women Basketball on BIG TEN NETWORK
10pm Anchor News on CW57


RIP:
Dale Earenhardt SR.
Davey Allison
COURTNEY DIACONT
GRANDMA WEAVER
JAMIE LINTZ
JOHN VUKOVCICH
KRISTEN
BENNY PARSONS
DEREK KEHOE
JOSH HANCOCK
Joe Schneider
Frank Klepeisz
Mary Mutchler
Jene Flick
Frank Jenny
Jennifer Jacksits
Donald Williams
John Marzano
Andrew Millheim
Harold Rrenyold
Todd Rothrock
Wayne Grube
Catherine Baker Knoll
Josh Booth
Francesco Tolerico
Craig Borst
George Williams
Deborah Ed
Phil Newbaker
Harry Kalas
Dan Ozark
Chuck Daly
Brenton Krouse
Joshua Miller
Gary Pappa
Farrah Facett
Irv Homer
Michael Jackson
Steve Mcnair
Paul Marcinkowski
Walt Cronkite
Henry Tomkowski (Who raised a great and fun Daughter)
Tom Partridge
Angelica Fox
Melissa Kinsella
Joey Beers
Ben Yorgy
Brooke Stephens
Ryan Zawada
Frank Silfries
Pumpkin Groller
Al Alberts
Morgan Mcginis
Jason Gilligan
Harriet Lindenmoyer
Barbara Johnson
Chris Henry
Oral Roberts
Patti Heffner
Britney Murphy
Glen W. Bell Jr
Vince Heinlein
Heather Miller
John Murtha
Julio Rivera
Aaaron Groff
Jack Lapos
Tom Ochs
Mario Donnagelo
Sally Murphy
Owens Thomas
Ernie Harwell
Robin Roberts
Luke Hahn
Bob Shephard
Michael Yakemik
Donald Fritz
George Steinbrenner
Teko Johnson
Kiski
Palmer Smith
Lewis Ogioba
Chris Hushour
Bill Altherton
Mary Sysko
Stephen Haberle

SHOUT OUT TO MY J-TOWN ATTENDANT PAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is the most awesome attendant ever!!!

President of the Alan Davis, Gary Laubach, Dream Kids and Keith Groller, Ray
Kaminski Fan Clubs!

Keep It real!

Thanks for your Time!

CHECK OUT THE NAZARETH'S ART CENTER WEBSITE AND ROSS NUNAMAKER RUNS THE CENTER!

His Website for the Arts Center:
http://www.thenunamakergroup.com/projects/market/nazareth-center-for-the-arts/

I Highly suggest you check out one of his upcoming events at the Arts Center!

SEE YOU MONDAY!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

If only the Eagles showed the same fight as their beat writers

FROM KEITH GROLLER

A lot of Eagles fans were disappointed that their favorite team came out and laid an emotional egg in their home opener against the Giants on Sunday.

The football team could have used the same fire as two of the beat writers covering the team -- Les Bowen of the Phiadelphia Daily News and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

They evidently got into a nasty exchange via Twitter, bickering about Michael Vick's playing status, and it escalated into a verbal, and then -- at least according to some -- physical confrontation at the Eagles training facility.

The surprise is not that this happened.

It's actually a surprise that it doesn't happen more often considering that the media members often have the same large egos as the athletes they cover. In this business, you need an ego to survive or else you'll get beaten into the ground mentally. It is not an arena for those lacking confidence in themselves and there are more than a few reporters, especially in the big cities, who are certain the world revolves around them.

And remember, too, everybody is competitive with each other on the same beats and protective of their own material and accuracy.

In this case, perhaps the biggest surprise is that Howard Eskin was only involved in reporting the incident (via, what else, Twitter) and not involved in the actual incident himself.

The Eagles players got wind of what happened between Bowen and McLane and Asante Samuel had fun in the Eagles locker room. He was trying to play the role of Don King and setting up a fight between Bowen and McLane. You can hear him in the background calling "Jeff and Less to the podium" as Vick was being interviewed by the standard herd of reporters that evidently included Bowen and McLane.

Credit them for jumping right back into the assignment at hand.

Samuel's antics lightened the mood in this case and hopefully reminded everyone of the silliness of the situation. Here's a link to the Vick interview:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-f3j7K0Wz8&feature=player_embedded


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Major League Baseball announces weekend playoff TV schedule

FROM KEITH GROLLER

Naturally, the Yankees get the primetime slots on Friday and Saturday.

[Subject to change]



Date


Match-Up (ALL GAMES ON TBS)


Time (ET/Site Time)

Fri., Sept. 30th


5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers, ALDS Game 1


5:07 p.m./4:07 p.m.




8:37 p.m., Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees,

ALDS Game 1


8:37 p.m.









Sat., Oct. 1st


2:07 p.m., Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers,

NLDS Game 1


2:07 p.m./1:07 p.m.




5:07 p.m., St. Louis Cardinals @

Philadelphia Phillies, NLDS Game 1


5:07 p.m.




On TNT: 7:07 p.m., Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers, ALDS Game 2


7:07 p.m./6:07 p.m.




8:37 p.m., Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees,

ALDS Game 2


8:37 p.m.









Sun., Oct. 2nd


4:37 p.m., Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers,

NLDS Game 2


4:37 p.m./3:37 p.m.




8:07 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @

Philadelphia Phillies, NLDS Game 2


8:07 p.m.









Mon., Oct. 3rd


5:07 p.m.m Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays, ALDS Game 3


5:07 p.m.




8:37 p.m. New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers,

ALDS Game 3


8:37 p.m.

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