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One day, Sarah Conroy was watching a show featuring "Locks of Love." After the show ended, she decided that she wanted to help. Sarah knew she wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love, to help other kids who have very little or no hair. It took Sarah five years to grow out her hair long enough to send in. With the Locks of Love organization, the hair you send in must be ten inches long. On February 16, 2003, Sarah had fifteen inches of her hair cut and sent.
Pictured above is Sarah, before and after her "Locks of Love" were sent.
Sarah is the daughter of David and Lisa Conroy, and she feels now that she has completed her goal of helping another child. Now, it is becoming a family tradition, as Sarahs little sister, Emily is working to grow her hair long enough so she can help a child in need.
If you are interested in helping a child in this way, visit www.locksoflove.com to get all the information you need.
The Girl Scouts of Troop 283 and the Susquehanna County Dairy Maid Abbey Hewitt know how to deliver facts about good health and nutrition in the most interesting way to an audience of eager young minds!
On Friday, March 28 the Family Community Center of New Milford played host to a group of talented young actresses, coached by their leader, Madeline Arnold, who capably acted out childhood nursery rhymes, where all the primary food groups were introduced to the young children in the audience. The goal of healthy eating should be on every parents mind, since our health educators have been warning us about obesity in young kids and the marked increase in childhood onset diabetes.
Healthy Eating - Healthy Living, Girl Scout Style!
In addition to entertaining the families, Troop 283 presented a literacy program with wonderful gifts that were perfect for early reading enrichment services. Thanks girls, for your BIG efforts to help your community.
Become part of a community of learners if you would like Family Enrichment, Adult Ed., Early Reading for Kids, Parent and Child bingo night, or after-school tutoring, call 465-2880 or 278-9027 for details. Be sure to thank a Girl Scout because your family might receive books that came from Troop 283s book drive that brought in over 500 titles!
On Saturday, March 8, the Northeast Caucus for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party met in Avoca. In addition to the pictured group, in attendance were State Committeeman Thomas Hurley, of Susquehanna and Secretary of Susquehanna County Democrat Committee, Rick Franks, of Hallstead. Pictured (l-r) are: Nancy Hurley, Vice Chair of Susquehanna County Democrats; Superior Court Judge candidate John Driscoll of Westmoreland County; Joey Franks, Chairman of Susquehanna County Democrats; Superior Court Judge candidate Tom Wallach of Lehigh County.
Attorney Douglas P. Thomas has joined the Associate Board of Peoples National Bank.
Having attended Peppardine University Law School, Dickinson School of Law and Boston University School of Law, Doug has his office in Scranton, PA and his professional affiliations include being a member of the Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, a lecturer for the Lackawanna County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education programs, and being a presenter in "Lawyers in the Classroom" and "The Law and Seniors" programs.
He resides in Tunkhannock with his wife, Cheryl and their three children, Austin 15, Kirby 13, and Douglas 6. Attorney Thomas is very active with both youth basketball and baseball programs and has served on the boards of the Wyoming Co. Chamber of Commerce, the Tunkhannock Library Association, and the Wyoming County Red Cross.
Children need it. Public education needs it. The intent of this article is to help any child in preparing for learning to read, write and work with numbers, especially those having learning problems. Basic visual abilities and visual concepts are available free in the web pages, The Calendar for Learning, www.whenlearningleaps.com. Another reason is to introduce Developmental Vision to the public; most people have never heard of it.
What is Developmental Vision? For those of us who use reflected light as an information source, meaning most everyone, learning how to see things, space, time and movement, is the basis for developing intelligence... survival intelligence. It is also the preparation for developing academic intelligence, that is, the visual abilities and visual concepts for reading, writing, learning numbers and how they work; Developmental Vision is the theory that we learn "how" to see.
How do we learn? Pursuing the question, we arrive at two choices: (1) we are either born knowing all things, or (2) most all of what we learn passes through our visual process.
What is the visual process? It means having anything to do with all visual information seen from birth on, what we have seen, are seeing and will see. It means having anything to do with the mental activities, the visualizations, of any visual information we have seen, are seeing, or will extrapolate into the future.
Do not confuse the visual process with eyesight, which is part of the visual process. Eyesight is the raw material. The visual process is involved in all of childrens learning problems. All! The only way that learning problems can be solved is Developmental Vision, through the visual process.
Versatility of the visual process is evidenced in communication. Most communication, speaking or listening, reading or writing, passes through our visual process to be understood. This sentence, "Did Wright write right at the rite?," when heard, could not be understood unless the person can differentiate the four sound-alike words (through visualizations). For the same reason it could not be spoken. Reading and writing the sentence? The same reasons.
We are all born into a world of confusion, all visual information is confusion, until we learn how to see it. (For a demonstration of this see www.whenlearningleaps.com, Calendar for Learning, November). From birth on, we feed our brain visual information to help it develop. We learn words, or invent them, for what we see, in order to identify things, space, time and movement, and their variables, also to verify to someone that we understand. From this visual information, we develop a language of facts and thoughts with which to communicate with ourselves, and others, as to the world around us, also to preserve our intelligence. We earn our intelligence.
The concept is the key to learning, it unlocks confusions. When you grasp a concept, learning leaps. Conversely, the stress in learning is not being able to see the concept being taught, the result is learning problems. Important concepts for learning follow.
The basic concept in learning to read is this: you must picture something happening as you look at the words, or you cannot read! We are not born with this concept, someone must introduce and teach it to the child.
The main objective in reading is to be able to read alone, by oneself. For this, solving words is essential. For this, phonics is vital, also knowing well the tools for solving and building words, the alphabet. (Phonics is not necessary, however for the basic concept of reading. Deaf children, never having heard a sound, learn to read.) For various methods of solving, words, see the web page.
Reading is looking at words and picturing something happening; writing is picturing something happening and putting it into words. In the beginning, writing is printing. The more legible a childs printing, the more easily will the child recognize words in books he or she is learning to read from.
A child should learn to print letters neatly, to be able to see spaces between letters, spaces between words, as he or she prints. Neatness is another learned visual ability.
Children having problems learning to read print are required to go into cursive with the rest of the class. This adds confusion to a child who is already confused. Cursive (writing) is another visual language to be learned how to see. A child should stay with print until an adequate reader, then promoted to cursive. Print is what we mostly read every day. But, my sympathy is with the teacher.
People blame schools because their child cannot read well. School administrators blame the teachers. Teachers are not to blame. Parents are not to blame. Children are not to blame. No one can teach a child with learning problems. No one. Not until the childs learning problems are solved will anyone teach the child. Learning problems can be solved in kindergarten and should be.
Teaching is an art and a science. The science of teaching is presenting the concepts that the child should, must, learn; the art of teaching is arranging conditions so that the child can grasp, see, the concept being taught.
Learning how to see is the basis of education. Helping someone learn how to see is the basis of teaching.
LEARNING PROBLEMS: REASONS. SOLUTIONS. PREVENTION.
Briefly, someones simple model of learning: in-put - the taking in of visual information; putt-putt - the mental activity (visualizations) of that visual information; out-put - the achievement of that visual information.
Briefly, REASON for learning problems: in-put anything preventing a child from sustaining at the visual task; putt-putt the child does not grasp the concept(s) being taught, it is this area where most learning problems occur; out-put little in-put + little putt-putt = little achievement.
Briefly, SOLUTIONS for learning problems: in-put help child develop control of his or her visual process to sustain visual tasks; putt-putt develop visual abilities and visual concepts for what is being taught; out-put improved in-put + improved putt-putt = achievement.
Briefly, PREVENTION of learning problems: a program beginning in kindergarten of testing/development of visual abilities and concepts.
The field of education at county, state and national levels, has ignored any communications concerning Developmental Vision. If nothing else, they should consider and pay attention to at least the following two areas in this presentation: control of the Visual Process and Visualization.
CONTROL of the VISUAL PROCESS
Develop central control: the visual ability to be able to point your eyes where you want to, when you want to, and keep them there for taking in visual information, necessary for learning. Develop peripheral control: the visual ability to not point his or her eyes to peripheral distractions, thereby upsetting central control and achievement... a cause of learning problems.
To be able to pay attention, a child must have self-control of his (her) visual process.
A problem every child I ever worked with had was this: a difficulty in visualizing abstractions... words, reasonably accurately. This visual ability, obviously necessary for spelling, is also vital for learning to read and to write. This important and essential visual ability can begin to be developed in kindergarten, and should be! See web page for instructions.
For even reasonable achievement in school, the visual abilities of controlling the visual process and visualization need to be developed.
Two basic concepts for working with numbers are: that something can be more than something else (adding) and that something can be less than something else (subtracting). Simple concepts to us adults, but they are basic concepts for every child to learn. Borrowing and carrying, much more difficult concepts, requiring understanding units and the visual manipulations of those units, cause many learning problems. For information, see 100 Squares material, web pages.
Because a child can recite the numbers, may have memorized the multiplication tables, parents may think their child knows how numbers work. For information, see web pages.
Whether it be simple adding or subtracting, on to carrying or borrowing, on to algebra, calculus or astrophysics, working with numbers is an extension of visual information and visual concepts that passes through our visual process to be understood.
This is the ability to view and inspect visual information mentally through visualizations; turning it, reversing, magnifying it, minifying it, and so forth. For example: using the letter "J." Can you now picture it upside down? Upside down and backwards? Can you rotate it clockwise? Counterclockwise? Can you picture it in front of you, being as large as you? This is visual manipulation. It is valuable for reasoning, whether it be for common sense or creativity. It can be begun to be developed using the 100 Squares material. See web pages.
Children with learning problems tend to reverse letters, numbers and words longer than expected. There is only one way in the world to prevent reversals: the child must know how letters, numbers and words look in relationship to himself (herself).
Why is this the letter "b"? Because the arced portion on the vertical line is on your right side as you look at the letter. That is the only reason it is a "b." You learned how to see this fact as a child, as all children must. Most reversals occur in letters having arced lines.
Help the child learn about himself as a reference point, especially his two sides, left and right, when the child is learning letters, numbers and words. Each of us is the reference center of our universe.
VISUAL REFERENCE CHARTS
A simple and effective way to help a child prepare for reading, writing and working with numbers, are Visual Reference Charts of letters, numbers and words. They should be in every home with preschool and early school children. Easily made. For information, see web pages.
They work so well because we are taking advantage of the wonderful curiosity of the child, of time; we are not rushing the child, of being always available for being seen and studied, of a natural truth, that we learn how to see this important visual information, which takes time and many visual experiences to learn. Letters, numbers, words: the tools for learning.
The Visual Reference Charts are a bridge of learning between home and school.
COORDINATION, BALANCE, RHYTHM, TIMING
Most movement activities involve coordination, balance, rhythm and timing. Our visual process directs the movements of our action system. Our action system carries and moves our visual process. Improving either ability, the visual process or the action system, aids the other.
A five-by-seven developmental trampoline, used as a tool, not as a toy, is necessary in developing these abilities. There are routines and procedures to develop these abilities, and rapidly at a young age.
Developmental Vision is involved and concerned with the total being.
Why has the public not heard about Developmental Vision? There are factions who have great influence on daily newspaper editors. When working with children having learning problems is written about, it usually is, "There is no scientific proof for it." Nonsense! The scientific evidence is all around us, but there is a requirement: one must learn how to see it.
For many years, Developmental Vision has been presented to administrators in education at county, state and national levels without success. No responses. Perhaps Developmental Vision may be too difficult to understand. It does require more than surface logic and it is not a memory course. It demands abstract thinking, hypothetical reasoning and common sense to grasp the concept that we indeed learn how to see. Or, perhaps the communications did not get to the right person, the chain of intelligence is fragile.
The theory of seeing still accepted and taught is the "perfect focus" theory. It is a machine-like, robot-like theory. It contends that if you can see something clearly you should understand it, if not, you are lacking. Not so! This theory has and is destining millions of children with learning problems to lives of frustration.
The Developmental Theory explains learning problems and can solve them. That we learn how to see is a natural truth.
Free information is available from The Calendar for Learning website, www.whenlearningleaps.com.
About 180 people joined speaker Dan Burton, a Managing Director for RBC Dain Rauscher, Inc. in Lancaster, at the Peoples National Bank 2003 Annual Economic Update. Burton has always been in the public finance investing field, and is renowned throughout the USA. For over 15 years, he has returned to Susquehanna County in the spring to give an update, and this year told his audience that the economy isn't really all that bad.
The problem is that there is a gap between perception, reality and confidence. Much of this has to do with the "constant, complete coverage" of the war with Iraq, because for the first time in history, there is TV and radio coverage 24/7. However, Burton said that there are two different perceptions, with television harping on the idea that the war plan was a bad plan, it is going too slowly, we are not winning and the Iraqis aren't with us.
The reality, according to Burton, is that there are hundreds of thousands of troops there, there have been 20,000 air sorties which have only lost a couple of people, a lot of damage has been inflicted with few casualties, and things are going pretty well.
"I am confident" we are facing one of the most evil empires of the world, Burton said, but we will prevail. There will be casualties, and the price is high, but "we stand for freedom." For the 5,000 years that humans have been on this earth, freedoms have been "frighteningly low, in man-years," and people in this country have no idea what the rest of the world experiences.
Burton is proud to be an American, with people standing up and willing to put blood on the line so that children will live free.
All of that was a prelude to his economic message, setting the stage for what and why things are the way the are. The economy now is a "little glum since last year." We feel we're probably in a recession, and we don't know what will happen. The reality is that the GDP (gross domestic profit, or the sum of goods sold) has seen no down growth over the last year. The last couple of years have shown a 2.5 - 3 percent growth, which isn't bad. The problem is that we were "spoiled with 4 - 5 percent growth" in the early and mid-1990s. The perception is that the "economy is worse than that."
It all goes back to a "shaken" confidence, with the bubble being burst, with 9-11, with accounting scandals. The GDP is comprised of 70 percent consumer spending and 30 percent business spending. And since the economy isn't really bad, and just suffers a lack of confidence, there could be new initiatives.
In 2002 better interest rates allowed people to refinance, freeing up an extra $140 billion. So far in 2003, the same tactics have freed up $30-40 billion. Consumer debt load has decreased in the last two years, with the consumer in a position to spend more than two years ago, but they are not spending. Business, also, is not spending, because they like to minimize their risks.
But, if the war with Iraq concludes within 30-45 days, and the Korean situation can be remedied, a lot could happen. The economy could change at the end of that period as a change in regime will change the confidence of consumers and businesses alike, leading to an expansion of the US economy in 2003. With a conclusion to the Korean stand-off in 2003, we will get back into the 3 percent or greater range of expansion, but not 4-5. Burton sees a better last half of 2003 and a "much, much better 2004.
And with a tremendous over-capacity to build products, it will keep inflation in check. As the US has secured the major oil fields, it will keep the price of fuel in the $1.30-1.40 range, which means consumers can spend their dollars.
In the stock market, many investors lost many dollars, and even though we'd all like to have those dollars back to the 2002 levels, it isn't going to happen. But we still have jobs, homes and relationships that are even more important.
A good GDP is expected the rest of the year and into 2004. The market may go to 6, 7, 8 percent over the next 5 years. The bottom of the market seems to be 7500 if there are no major significant happenings.
We can look at it as the "glass half empty or half full. It depends on our anxiety level. Burton told a story about the night the Iraqi war began and there was an event in his area where fireworks were scheduled. When they were set off, there were over 300 calls to 9-1-1 due to the half empty mind set. We "have to let go of the half empty."
The US is the most powerful economy. It grew 2.7 percent, due to the Feds, despite all the problems with accounting failures, 9-11, etc. "In the end free markets work, but not quickly." We do need better accounting, and better accountability.
"Be realistic, but not as anxious" as the story above with the fireworks. Perspective is good.
Burton is confident of the future. He's proud to be an American, the only country where freedom, the rule of law and the rights of the individual are intact. Free markets work, and the US will lead the world out of the economic slump, by doing things better, faster, cheaper.
As an individual he is committed to being a better partner, father, business person. I "hope we all learned a little humility." Life is not about the stock market, but about continuing to be a better person.
"I'm not going to be afraid, when all of the men and women gave lives to be free. We owe them support across the world every day."
A question period included a tax cut question. It gives a short term boost as the Feds always keep the economy going, and it is one of the quickest ways to put dollars in the hands of consumers. How much money of ours should the government have?. Burton said tax cuts make government need to be more careful of how they spend our money, and this is for all levels, down to local officials.
The budget deficit is a proper way to make sure that things go into a deflation cycle. The US economic size is $10 trillion. Has the Eurodollar helped? Not yet, but it may be helpful when it is more powerful, so that both the US and Europe can help the rest of the world. He said that things may reflect in time that "fingerprints will be on weapons of mass destruction that should not be."
In the Mideast, Burton said that when Iraqis can speak the truth, we will win their hearts and minds. But it is crucial to solve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
All major airlines have to go through bankruptcy, since labor contracts are out of line. After bankruptcy, new contracts can be negotiated. The major airlines can't compete with Southwest and a couple others. "We allow pain" to make better stock holders, and it is the only way to change behavior. The "unions won't negotiate until the courts say, Yes, you will.'" The pain has already been felt by the airline stockholders, and is still to be felt by the employees.
Bond buying should be cautious now. As rates go up, bonds will decrease. CEO packages will be looked at. It is "one of the embarrassments" of our system. Buddies have been placed on boards so that CEOs can get big compensations, and there is no way to justify the disproportionate share given to CEOs. "We will see more oversight due to lack of board oversight."
The Born To Show 4-H Club met for their reorganization meeting on March 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose. Sixteen members were present, with three new members.
2002 Vice President Shana Mack called the meeting to order. Dustin Mack and Bryan Castrogiovanni led the club in the pledges. Shana had each member introduce themselves and announce how many years they have been enrolled in 4-H.
Bryan Castrogiovanni spoke about the Susquehanna County Holstein Club tour held on March 15. The tour was starting out at John and Jean Castrogiovannis Farm in Montrose.
The Club participated in the Hoard Dairy Cattle Judging contest. The results should be out in 2 months. Members will be told of their placing at that time. The members present voted on keeping the year dues at $2.00 per member. They also voted on the club paying the $5.00 entry fee for all members going to Dairy Camp. They would like to look into the cost of having club sweat shirts done this year. Some of the leaders will get cost to have the club vote on.
Shana Mack spoke about her experience going to Louisville Kentucky with her red and white Holstein. She said it was a great experience that she will never forget. Shannon and Judy Oliver spoke about Sara placing second in the State Showing and Fitting Competition in Harrisburg at States last September. They encouraged everyone to go out for the competition. Achievement awards and pins were passed out.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 25, at the Montrose Presbyterian Church, 7:30. The Castrogiovanni's and the Oliver's will bring refreshments. The meeting was adjourned.
On Sunday, March 30, the Sizzlin Steaks met at Mitchell's house for our first meeting. After we said the pledges, we elected the following officers: President/Treasurer-Aaron Phillips; Vice-President/News Reporter-Olivia Zick; Secretary-Christina Zick.
There was no secretary's report. Aaron gave the treasurer's report. He told us we received $40.00 from the beautification spot, and $25.00 for the window display.
Our club project for this year will be, Wildlife is all around us-Spring.
We discussed litter pick up. We will meet Saturday, April 12, at 1:00 at Zick's home to begin picking up litter. We will have our meeting after the litter pickup.
Montrose, PA Charles G. Perkins, County Executive Director for USDAs Susquehanna County Farm Service Agency announced key sign-up dates for programs under the Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003, including the crop disaster assistance program. Perkins said that sign-up for the crop program, which will reimburse producers for qualifying crop losses in either 2001 or 2002, will begin June 6, with payments to begin shortly thereafter.
"Susquehanna County producers have gone through some very adverse growing conditions over the past two years," said Perkins. "Because of that, the Farm Service Agency is committed to getting assistance into the hands of affected producers as soon as possible."
Conservation compliance is a requirement for the crop disaster program and for LCP-II.
One other important date is June 2, which is the closing date to sign completed contracts for the 2002 and 2003 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program.
For more information on these issues, visit FSAs website at www.fsa.usda.gov/. Information specific to disaster assistance can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/.
March has certainly lived up to its "fickle" reputation. The first two weeks, while Judy Collins was taking a much needed break down south, we had as interim manager, Alice Gilleran who handled her two weeks with us admirably in spite of the March weather.
On March 6, while Alice planned on 35 diners, 18 showed, and the weather persuading, she fed them and sent them home piecemeal and early. Jackie Whites Barnes-Kasson passengers left before noon, the rest shortly after.
On March 13, huge white flakes started to fall after we arrived and with plans for 35 people, 27 braved the weather forecast. We had extra pork chops, sauerkraut, cherry pie, etc. Dinner was great! Many left early, as road conditions deteriorated. Lucky me - my son, Bob and our friend, Ben Winters had arrived to see me safely home.
We did manage a council meeting that morning with the Vice President, Mary Allen presiding since our President, Edna Lopatofsky has been on sick leave. We are planning our annual bakeless bake sale, in April. The 20th was a mild, peaceful day with Judy, our manager, and Edna, our president back to lead our noontime ritual. Phyllis Ray checked blood pressures and no one had to leave early because of the weather.
As we finished the month, most of the snow had melted and, thanks to Margaret Greco and Scotty Atkinson spring bulbs will soon be blooming in the flower beds in front of our center.
Dorothy Fletcher is out of hibernation and Rose Kakuk and Mary Steponitis are back and feeling better. All the way around, things are looking up!
Till we meet again, enjoy the spring and God Bless!
During April, to celebrate National Library Week, the Susquehanna County Library will enter everyone who signs up for a new library card in a prize drawing. Stop by any of the four county locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, or Susquehanna) with proof of address - it only takes a minute.
Library cards are absolutely free for county residents ($5 deposit per family if you've moved here within the last six months). They give you access to books of all kinds, from best-selling page-turners to craft books to biographies and more. Cassette books and music on cassette and CD make your car trips seem shorter and more productive. Videos, from family movies to travel and nature specials, entertain you and your family. Don't forget exercise videos - try a new one every two weeks to keep your routine from getting boring! Are you tired of stacks of magazines that pile up - and eat away at your hard-earned cash? Read and borrow them for free at the library!
Children of all ages will find old favorites and new classics. From board books to teen novels, we've got something for everyone. There are kits with a cassette and book so your child can read along for the umpteenth time. Cassette books of children's novels, like Harry Potter, can entertain the whole family too! CD-ROM games can be played in the library or borrowed for a home computer. Whether your child loves dinosaurs, drawing, trucks, or horses, he or she will find a wide range of books to enjoy. A love of reading is the best gift you can give your child, now and forever.
A library card will give you more than just access to thousands of books, videos, cassette books and more. There's also an incredible wealth of information available through the POWER Library online databases. These resources, which would cost thousands of dollars to subscribe to individually, are free to you if you have a library card. Simply log on to the website, susqcolibrary.org, and type in your library card number. You'll be able to search through millions of magazine articles, thousands of photos, find poems, look up artists, and more. From health information to school reports, POWER Library can help you find just about everything. Don't have a computer at home? Come to the library and use theirs for free!
ere is so much more that your library card can do for you than can fit in an article-come find out more and get entered in the drawing! Call your local library: Forest City 785-5590; Hallstead-Great Bend 879-2227; Montrose 278-1881; Susquehanna 853-4106.
A local committee is accepting donations of goods to send to our troops in Iraq. At this time, items needed are: paperbacks or magazines, postage stamps, hard candy (no chocolate) or lifesavers, phone cards, flea shampoo, stationery, toiletries. Monetary donations are also needed to cover the cost of shipping.
Items will be collected at a rally to be held in support of our troops on April 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Shops Plaza in Susquehanna. Donations may also be dropped off at Gifts and More, Main St., Susquehanna between now and April 19.
The committee is seeking addresses of local servicemen to ship the items to. Addresses may be sent to Barb Whitehead, care of the Transcript, 212 Exchange St., Susquehanna, PA 18847 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Addresses will not be published or given out.)
The Susquehanna Sesquicentennial Committee, the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW and the Community Chorus is planning a concert to help open the celebration of Susquehanna Depots 150th birthday.
The concert will be on Sunday, July 13, at the Susquehanna High School auditorium, 3:00 p.m. The theme of the concert will be music and history from each 50-year segment, beginning with 1850 and will include audience participation (like a sing-along).
A part of the concert will include children from the elementary school. The chorus committee will deeply appreciate more community involvement by people joining the chorus for this (our 150th birthday) concert.
This will be one celebration that you will never forget. So, get involved. Many "voices" will be needed. The plan is to have fun, while preparing the program. You need not be a "professional." If you can carry a tune, the chorus needs you. Remember, this wont happen again for 50 years. Be part of it.
If you are interested and need more information, please call either Grace Benson, at 8533007 or Brenda Potter, at 7272020. The first practice is scheduled for April 22, 7:30 p.m., at St. Johns Hall.
The chorus will be under the direction of Maestro Lenny Kello, a music teacher of distinction in both the Susquehanna and Windsor schools.
Spring has sprung. Spring is here so get ready to play sports, roller blade, ride bikes and scooters. Remember to start your day with a good breakfast of cereal and a tall glass of milk to get your day going. Three servings of dairy products a day will give you your daily allowance of calcium and will help keep your bones strong so you can do more fun things in the spring.
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