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Isabel (Izzy) Meyer, of Stevens Point and New Milford was honored September 7, 2002 in celebration of her 100th birthday. Bruce and Edith Conklin, of New Milford and their team of horses escorted her, along with her niece, Joyce Hall, sons, Gene, from California, and Charlie from New Jersey, from the former Orange Roof to the Green Gables in New Milford. In helping to make this a memorable birthday, over 100 relatives and friends from California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania joined in the celebration. Music was provided by Terry Rockwell, whose family have been longtime friends to "Izzy" and family.
Pictured is "Izzy," taking the horse and buggy ride!
"Izzy" is best known for the countless years of Sunday afternoons she donated working in the Barnes Kasson Gift Shop (even in the worst of the winter). This, her loyalty to relatives and friends, and devotion to God and her country makes her a special young lady.
This young lady has "been there and done it"; started with horse and buggy, saw running water, washers, flew when there was a bomb threat and had to make an emergency landing, personally saw the first space ship go up, etc. etc.
Her actual birthday is October 30, 2002, and she shares it with great niece, Kimberly Bryden, who will turn two.
If you would care to honor her with a card, her mailing address is: Mrs. Isabel Meyer, RR 1 Box 157, New Milford PA 18834, or by a telephone call, at (570) 465-3218.
Barnes-Kasson Hospital and Health Centers are pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Lucchesi, D.M.D. to the position of Medical Director of the Barnes-Kasson Health Centers.
Dr. Lucchesi is a 1973 graduate of St. Augustine Prep in Richland, NJ. After attending St. Augustine Prep, he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Scranton. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1982. While at the University of Pennsylvania he was granted a National Public Health Corps Scholarship. Dr. Lucchesi served his four-year obligation at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, where he has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years.
Dr. Lucchesi is the President of the Susquehanna/Wyoming Dental Society, Board Member and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Forest City Regional School District, and the Forest City School representative to N.E.I.U 19. He is also a member of the advisory board of Community Bank and Trust, Clarks Summit. He is an active member of the medical staff and former medical staff president for Barnes-Kasson Hospital, and is the chairperson of the pharmacy committee at Barnes-Kasson.
Dr. Lucchesi resides in Herrick Township, with his wife, Trish and three children, Chelsea, Jenna and Alex.
The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCD) has awarded over $70,000 to five projects in four municipalities to do road improvement projects. These projects will use state approved guidelines to mitigate the impacts of soil erosion and sedimentation coming from dirt & gravel roads into nearby streams.
The local Quality Assurance Board (QAB) for the Dirt & Gravel Roads program selected the five projects from among twelve applications submitted for their review. The four-member QAB includes Chairperson Jean Castrogiovanni, SCD Director; District Conservationist Robert Hotchkiss, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; Waterways Conservation Officer Bryan Bendock, Fish and Boat Commission; and SCD District Manager Lillian Theophanis.
A stream crossing on Carr Hill Road, Susquehanna County, looked like this before it was improved. It was a source of soil pollution for the stream it crosses, a tributary of the Middle Branch, Wyalusing Creek.
SCD staffers Paula Mattes, Willie Keeney, and Jim Garner provide administrative and technical support to the QAB. Their invaluable assistance enables municipalities being considered for funding to receive the necessary information for submitting applications and to improve the layout of their projects. They also do site inspections at the beginning, during and after the project is completed to assure that the work is done in compliance with program requirements.
The same site looked like this after the work was completed, using funds provided by the Susquehanna Conservation District from its Dirt & Gravel Funds program allocation. Road improvement techniques were learned at training workshops given by the Dirt & Gravel Roads program staff.
The municipalities that were approved for funding are: New Milford Township, Auburn Township (two projects), Franklin Township, and Silver Lake Township.
The Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488 Junior Girls Unit recently dedicated a garden to Will Zerfoss, Post Quartermaster, for loyal service to the Post and the community. Will has been quartermaster for over six years and has been involved with many fund-raisers for the area and especially involved with the youth sports groups from Mountain View School District. A Dwight D. Eisenhower ash tree was donated by Wal-Mart and presented by Greg Carroll. This is one of many nationally sponsored programs that the Junior Girls have been involved in. The girls have been involved with Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Veteran and the cemetery cleanup.
Pictured (l-r) at the new garden are: Brandi Manzer, Chris Baker, Will Zerfoss, President Kristen Saam and future member Amber Brecht.
To become a Junior Girl you must be the daughter, sister, or granddaughter of a Veteran of Foreign Wars and be between the ages of 6 and 16. If you are interested in becoming a Junior Auxiliary member, contact the Post at 222-9820.
Eight members of The Garden Club of Montrose recently learned about gardening in the Victorian era. The program was part of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania annual District III meeting, held in Wilkes-Barre at the Westmoreland Club, hosted by the Back Mt. Bloomers Garden Club.
After the informative and interesting program by Beverly Turner, member of the Back Mt. Bloomers and owner of Perennial Point, those attending were treated to a tour of the Hughes Memorial Garden of the Luzerne County Historical Society. This Victorian era garden was restored by the Bloomers and was a winner of the GCFP Award for the Restoration/Conservation of a Historical Garden.
Pictured (l-r) are: Carol Lake, Shirley Andre, Debbra Nagle, Gladys Bennett, Brenna Aileo, Mary Jane Syle, Cindy Poet, Mary Mansfield.
Marilyn Whitmore, president of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, installed the officers of District III for the upcoming 2-year term. They are: Brenna Aileo, Director; Gladys Bennett, Secretary; Shirley Andre, Treasurer. All who are members of The Garden Club of Montrose.
The Bradford County Regional Arts council has awarded a small grant to the Montrose Theatre. Nancy Famolari, of the Montrose Restoration Committee (MRC), reports that one of the efforts the funds will be used for is to enhance the Fourth Sunday of the Month cultural events which will take place this winter season. The theater, located at 18 Public Avenue has (in the past) sponsored story telling, musical and theatrical performances.
Doug Overfield accepted the award for MRC in Towanda on September 16. A reception at the City Museum honored grant recipients. Susquehanna County Commissioners, the Montrose Borough Council and Representative Sandra Major supported the grant application.
A $25,000 PA Main Street Grant has been awarded to the Montrose Restoration Committee (MRC) for use in storefront and building facade improvements. It is the first such grant awarded to a small town in the state. Montrose was selected to serve as a small-town showcase, largely because of the exceptional community volunteerism and the participation of its residents in restoring the town theater, adding a farmers market, organizing and constructing The Country Store, a Susquehanna County artists collaborative, and some initial facade design and painting.
The grant, from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), required recipients to secure matching dollars and/or product and service contributions from participants. It is believed that the grant is amendable in upcoming years to a maximum of $80,000. Up to $5,000 of the initial grant money is allotted to travel, training and operating expenses for MRC members administering the grant.
DCED staff will be visiting Montrose Borough, in October, for a walk-through meeting with MRC and borough leaders.
The Susquehanna County Recycling Center/Solid Waste Department held a tire collection program this past September and successfully removed approximately 77 tons of worth of tires from Susquehanna County. Residents who participated in the program brought their tires to four different collection sites located throughout the county.
At the Susquehanna County Recycling Center location, 34 tons of waste tires were collected. The Clifford Fairgrounds site collected almost 11 tons. Approximately 18 tons of waste tires were brought to the Penn Dot Highway Shed located on Rt. 11 and 14 tons of waste tires were collected at the Elk Lake School location. Huron Recovery of New York Inc., located in Buffalo, was contracted by the county to remove and recycle all of the waste tires.
The Susquehanna County Recycling Center/Solid Waste Department would like to thank everyone who participated in this highly successful program.
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