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Screening to benefit LVTU

Published December 09. 2013 08:39AM

ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley's Trout Unlimited chapters are partnering to raise funds for streamside habitat improvement through a charitable screening of "Kiss the Water," a film which portrays the life of Megan Boyd, a Scot famous for her Atlantic salmon flies, Tuesday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7:15 p.m., at ArtsQuest Center's Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to TU's four Lehigh Valley chapters - the Forks of the Delaware, Hokendauqua, Monocacy and Little Lehigh chapters - to be used for a tree planting or other streamside habitat improvement project in 2014. Guests are invited to arrive at the cinemas starting at 6 p.m. to see fly tying demonstrations by Trout Unlimited members, talk with fellow fly anglers and enjoy the ArtsQuest Center's Mike & Ike Bistro.

"Trout Unlimited is thrilled to be able to partner with ArtsQuest to bring this acclaimed film to the Lehigh Valley to benefit habitat on our local trout streams," Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited president Brian Wagner said. "When nonprofits partner together, it's really a win-win for everyone involved."

"Kiss the Water" by filmmaker Eric Steel of the acclaimed documentary "The Bridge" focuses on the life of Boyd, a self-taught fly-maker who became an internationally renowned artisan and supplier to, among others, Prince Charles. In turn, Boyd's flies have been collected as folk art pieces or, when used in the way Boyd intended, revered as some of the best salmon flies fishermen have ever cast.

Interviews with Boyd's colorful friends and acquaintances, as well as animations by Em Cooper and views of the Scottish countryside, provide a meditative reflection on Boyd's unlikely place in history. "Kiss the Water" was a 2013 Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival.

For tickets and information, visit or call 610-332-3378.


Holiday on the Mountain is being held today, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary visitor center, Kempton. This annual holiday open house features live raptor programs, winter activities, crafts for kids and bookstore discounts.

Scheduled activities are: 11 a.m., Live raptor program; Noon-2 p.m., Children's Activities; 12:30 p.m., Wonders of the Winter Woods Guided Walk; 2 p.m., Live Raptor Program; 3 p.m., Mountain Raffle Drawing.

For information access the website at or call 610-756-6961.


Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410-AM WLSH, at 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM and on the Web at by clicking the link to the program, features Eric Bye, author of the new book "Flintlocks."


First Frontier Militia, the muzzleloader branch of Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, is holding a muzzleloader shoot Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m., at the club grounds on Gun Club Road, off Route 248.


Applications are being accepted from current high school sophomores and juniors for participation in the Youth Education Summit sponsored by the National Rifle Association, which will be held Monday-Sunday, June 23-29, in Washington, D.C.

Information on the NRA Youth Education Summit is available by calling 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1351, or by email at


Copies of the 2013 Pennsylvania Big Game Records book are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at The Outdoor Shop, or by calling 1-888-888-3459, or mailing remittance to: PA Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110-9797. Copies are $5, plus shipping and handling, and Pennsylvania residents also pay 6 percent sales tax.

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