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Landowners and residents of Gibson Township and parts of Ararat, Herrick, Jackson, Thompson, Harford and Lenox Townships are invited to become a part of a community defined, not by municipal borders but by the tops of hills. The Upper Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association announces its organizational meeting Thursday, January 9, at the Gibson Township Building, Route 92. The fledgling organization will adopt bylaws and elect its initial board of directors.
Rob Parker, watershed specialist with the Endless Mountains Resources Conservation & Development committee (RC&D) and Mike Villanella, watershed specialist with the Susquehanna County Conservation District will be on hand to guide the group through the process and answer any questions. A watershed map will help define the natural boundaries of the community. Attendees will see slides of local wildlife.
What is a watershed? It is the stream, creek or river, and every place that drains into it. It stretches from mountain top to mountain top or hilltop to hilltop. Drive down Route 92 from North Jackson to Jackson, Gelatt, South Gibson, Lenox, Glenwood, Nicholson to Route 6. Youve been in the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed all the way, following the creek, crossing its tributaries. Take any side road into the hills past homes, farms, woods, quarries. These are all part of the watershed. Drive over the top and downhill. Youre in the next watershed, another tributary of the Tunkhannock Creek. The tributaries, the feeder streams, like branches of a tree, connect to form ever larger streams. The Tunkhannock Creek joins the Susquehanna River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
The Association is open to all interested residents and landowners within the boundaries of the watershed.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, January 4, at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, January 5, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat! All are welcome.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, Thursday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theatre. Free. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.
PARENT CHAT, Monday, January 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Family Community Center, New Milford. Share parenting information, learn about patchwork quilting, refreshments. For info, call the Literacy Program, 278-9027 or 465-2880.
TRANSITION COW MANAGEMENT program presented by Dr. Mark Armfelt, Tuesday, January 14, 12 p.m. at the county Extension building, Montrose. Call 278-1158 for info or to register.
BUILDING CODES WORKSHOP for Municipalities, Wednesday, January 15, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference, 5 Locust St., Montrose. To register (required) call the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, 888-868-8800.
Monday, January 6: hot dog, baked beans, macaroni salad, hot dog bun, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, January 7: pepper steak, mashed potato, wax beans, wheat bread, apple strudel cake, diet apple sauce.
Wednesday, January 8: vegetable lasagna, green beans, tomato juice, rye bread, butterscotch pudding, diet pudding.
Thursday, January 9: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, pears.
Friday, January 10: chicken breast with barbecue sauce, AuGratin potatoes, asparagus, dinner roll, pears.
Harrisburg State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) has scheduled four outreach events, in January to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.
"Whether its a problem with PENNDOT or a question about state programs or regulations, this is a chance to sit down and talk with a member of my staff," Madigan said. "Essentially, were taking my district office on the road, to make it more convenient to Susquehanna County residents."
Madigan said the events will be held each Tuesday in January.
On the first and third Tuesdays January 7 and 21 staff member Chris McLaud will be available to speak with constituents, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Offices Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose.
On the second and fourth Tuesdays January 14 and 28 McLaud will meet with constituents, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.
No appointment is necessary.
The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, telephone (570) 265-7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322-6457, or 1-800-443-5772.
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