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E-Club Welcomes Trehab Students
Formal Local Writes First Art Book
It’s A Girl!
Post 86 Fetes Wheelchair Vets


E-Club Welcomes Trehab Students

During the months of April and May the Susquehanna Entrepreneurs Club is extending a special invitation to Trehab Assets students. The Assets program educates new and prospective business owners the basics of setting up and running a business. Usually the club holds its monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, but to avoid conflict with the class, the April and May meetings are on the first Monday.

The April meeting was run by Sue Campbell, who with husband Gary, own and operate The Shaggy Beast, Llc., an animal products and service company.

Her advice to other entrepreneurs is to be determined to reach your goals. She has both short and long-term goals. Her short-term goal is to grow The Shaggy Beast cliental list. Her long-term goal is to open a Montrose Horse Park. Her vision for the park is a place with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, cross country jumps, and riding and driving trails where horse owners can bring their horses to enjoy the sport. Many folks can’t ride in the winter and spring because the ice, snow or mud makes their usual riding spots unsafe. Also it’s nice to ride someplace different, use jumps, or meet other riders in the area.

Next month’s meeting is Monday, May 2, at the Peoples National Bank Administration building in Hallstead. You can contact Lori Martin at 853-0940 for more information.

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Formal Local Writes First Art Book

Formal Local Writes First Art Book

“ART TALK, A Practical Guide to Painting and Drawing” by Eileen Potter Kopelman is the first book for this former Susquehanna County resident who now lives in Westmoreland County, PA. Kopelman, who grew up on her parents’ dairy farm in Brooklyn Township, is a graduate of Mt. View High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Art Talk” is packed with everything the artist/author has learned from observing difficulties she and other artists have encountered in her almost sixteen years of painting. She explains how to make a thumbnail sketch, transfer a small sketch to larger paper or canvas, get a roof peak in the right spot, draw a checkerboard or tile floor in correct perspective, make quick, accurate drawings, make handmade paper, and much more. She makes watercolor easy to understand and methodically explains how to paint various subjects. She gives step by step instructions that should get the would-be artist on the right track.

Kopelman began to study art in 1989. She has been painting and exhibiting in western Pennsylvania ever since. The illustrated book, published by is 157 pages and can be ordered by calling the publisher toll free at 1-877-BUY-BOOK.

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It’s A Girl!

Braeleigh Danielle Phillips was born to Jamie Oakley and Brien Phillips, Susquehanna on April 28, 2005 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA. She weighed seven pounds, thirteen ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth.

Maternal grandparents are Linda and Jim Oakley, Lanesboro.

Paternal grandparents are Donna and Ed Corbin, Susquehanna and Michael Phillips, Great Bend.

Great-grandparents are Betty and Bill Phillips, Arizona, Donna Reese, Florida and Jean McMahon, Susquehanna.

Braeleigh was welcomed home by her big sister, Bristen.

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Post 86 Fetes Wheelchair Vets

Continuing their custom of entertaining wheelchair veterans from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Hospital Medical Center, Strider-Teskey Post 86 of Susquehanna, on Thursday, April 21 greeted fourteen wheelchair veterans along with seven aides. With help of several local vets the handicapped vets were ushered from their bus and into Post 86 Memorial Hall.

Prior to serving lunch the vets were entertained by a group of students and teachers from the high school, with several patriotic songs. The group was led by Principal Mike Lisowski and George Wood.

During the afternoon the vets were busy opening gifts supplied by the Post and Auxiliary members, who donated monetary gifts.

The vets were also presented colored photos of the “Murals on the Walls” of the post, along with writing pads, souvenirs of the borough’s 150 Years birthday. The pads were donated by Jim Gandy.

Helping to make the vets comfortable throughout the afternoon were chefs Candy Kuiper and Kevin McKee along with (former) chief chefs, Tom Hurley and Mike Vaccaro.

Seen helping and aiding the vets were Democrat County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren, Mary Ficarro, Debbie Benson, Paula McKee, Bob Dudic, Susan Crawford and Mayor Nancy Hurley.

As the vets left, many remarked, “Don’t forget to bring us back next year.”  The Post, along with Chairman Tom Hurley, were especially thanked for the fine gesture to the vets.

Wheelchair vets attending – along with a registered nurse and six aides wee – Ellis Marsey, Clarence Lukeski, John McCall, Clyde Sherman, Joe Povilitus, Henry Harter, Ben Matelski, George Kern, Sterling Hientzleman, Paul Popovich, Paul Wozniak, Terry Neil, Ken Christman, and Franklin Jackson.

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