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On June 17, Barnes-Kasson Hospital honored Dr. Udayan Ghosh, of Calcutta, India for his many humanitarian activities and service to the people of India and Hong Kong. Pictured (l-r) during an informal ceremony at Barnes-Kasson are: B-K Chief of Surgery Dr. Arindam Purkayastha; Dr. Udayan Ghosh; B-K CEO Sally Iveson.
Susquehanna County Commissioner Lee Smith and wife, Charlotte, were honored by relatives and friends on Sunday, July 6, 2003 in the social room of the Montrose (Elk Lake) American Legion Post 154, in observance of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Shown holding the "Bridge" plaque is Commissioner Smith, with Bridge Committee Chairman Tony Napolitano (left) and Treasurer Charles Glidden (right).
The Smiths, residents of Fairdale, in addition to receiving gifts and cards, were presented with several plaques. Presenting plaques and offering words of wisdom to the Smiths were:
Senator Roger Madigan of Towanda; Tina Smith, State Representative; Congressman Don Sherwood and Charles Glidden.
Charles (Chuck) Glidden, Treasurer of the Susquehanna County Memorial Bridge Committee, presented Mr. Smith a picture of the old and new bridge, with the original Bridge Committee members superimposed on it.
Other Susquehanna residents attending were: Linda Glidden, John Bronchella, Tony Napolitano, Beverly Everitt, Mary Ficarro and Lou Parrillo. Ray and Carol Rockwell provided he dinner music.
The highlight of the day was the rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, by six-year old Alex Ashley, grandson of the Smiths and son of Brian and Suzanne Ashley.
The Smiths acknowledged the plaques and cards, and thanked one and all for making their fiftieth wedding anniversary "one they will never forget."
Submitted by Shana Mack, Dairy PrincessJune 13th, Friday the 13th, certainly was not an unlucky day for Bill and Abbey Jones. This was the day their fifth baby was born, a beautiful little girl, Krista Vicky Jones. Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Shana Mack (pictured at the Jones) visited the Jones to recognize a "June is Dairy Month" baby. Shana took them their evening meal and a got milk outfit and bottle for the baby, along with cow erasers and coloring books for her brother and sisters. Kristas brother and sisters are: Luke, 8 years old; Mackenzie, 6 years old; Keri, 5 years old; Peyton, 2 years old. Shana thinks Krista, Keri and Mackenzie would make great future Dairy Princesses and wishes the family best of luck.
Susquehanna Countys own "Penn Dixie Band," under the direction of Barney Wilkins, represented PA in the 225th annual Fourth of July parade in Franklin, Massachusetts. The Penn Dixie "B" band participated in the Montrose Fourth parade on the "Shelly and Warren for Commissioner" float that same day.
Scranton, PA John G. Martines, Chairman of the Board of LA Mortgage, announced that John E. D. (Jack) McGoldrick joined the bank as Mortgage Originator for Susquehanna County. In his new position, Jack will be responsible for generating mortgage applications within the Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties market; contacting realtors, developers and contractors regarding mortgage programs; counseling prospective mortgage customers, taking applications, assisting in the gathering of necessary documentation and communicating decisions to mortgage customers.
Jack is a veteran of the United States Navy and attended the University of Scranton. He has nearly 20 years experience in granting mortgage loans.
During Jacks career with Chase, he was elected as President of Broome County American Institute of Banking and was also a member of the Board of Directors, New York State AIB. He held the position of president of his local association of The Southern Tier Association of Credit Managers. Jack also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of District Two International Credit Associations for the states of New York and New Jersey as well as serving on the International Board of Directors.
Jack is currently serving as the District Governor for District 14 H of the Multi District PA Lions and also Lions Club International. Jack is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Susquehanna County Chamber of Commerce.
Jack McGoldrick presently resides in Susquehanna County with his wife, Barbara.
Be sure to congratulate Jack and Betty (Tuskey) Kane (pictured on their wedding day) on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, which they will be celebrating Friday, July 18, 2003.
Philadelphia Powers Stone, Inc. has agreed to complete two environmental projects and pay a $27,500 penalty as part of a settlement for alleged Clean Water Act violations at its stone-cutting facility in Montrose. The violations concerned federal regulations designed to reduce water pollution and contaminated storm water runoff from industrial operations.
Powers Stone discharges industrial wastewater and storm water to a tributary of the Wyalusing Creek, which flows into the Susquehanna River. EPAs complaint alleged that the company failed to obtain a Clean Water Act permit for its industrial and storm water discharges, and failed to implement a required erosion and sediment control plan.
"This settlement demonstrates how EPA is committed to working with states and local partners to ensure that our streams, rivers and lakes are protected from polluted runoff at industrial and construction sites," said Donald S. Welsh, administrator for EPAs mid-Atlantic region.
As part of the settlement, Powers Stone has committed to two improvement projects that will benefit the environment.
At least $165,000 will be spent on filters that allow the facility to recycle its water, so that less contaminated water is discharged into the environment.
About $15,000 will be spent to plant and maintain high-density wetlands plants such as cattails or reed canary grass around the sedimentation pond at the facility, which would improve the settling-out of waste materials, and thus reduce the contamination in the runoff from the facility.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection assisted the EPA in the investigation. As part of the settlement, the company has neither admitted nor denied liability for the alleged violations, but has certified its compliance with applicable Clean Water Act requirements.
June 7: Lisa Saam, Tom Roe, Damien Scales.
June 14: Kelly Orr, Janet Burns, Tom Lyden.
June 21: Ron Whitehead, Helen Towner, Sharon Ball.
June 28 big drawing: $100 Gene Delsandro, Chris Herbert; $500 Helen Towner, Alec Mazikewich.
Dorothy Holmes, Susquehanna, has placed in the top fifty in the nation for "Homecoming," a poem appearing in the previous issue of Bells Letters Poet Magazine of Gulfport, Mississippi.
The rating is based on a vote of readers in the 48 contiguous states and five foreign nations. Some 2,000 votes are cast after each issue, for more than 100 finalists. Bells Letters Poets has been publishing since 1956.
Dorothys poem was rated number 43.
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