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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
May 27 – 30
PENNY BLUEGRASS Festival, May 27 – 30 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 639–1141.
CAMPGROUND KICKOFF, May 27-30 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info or reservations call 278–1001. All are welcome.
OPEN HOUSE in honor of Anna Napolitano’s 90th Birthday, Saturday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, Susquehanna. No gifts please. All are welcome.
BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Lakewood. All are welcome.
LAMB CEMETERY ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Saturday, May 28, 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery, or in case of rain, at David Carpenter’s. Work day will start at 9:00 a.m.
PIE SALE, Saturday, May 28, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of Montrose Sporting Goods. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 3255. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. All are welcome.
VARIETY SHOW, Sunday, May 29, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW. All are welcome.
NATURE WALK, Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve. Dave Clemens will lead a search for spring’s botanical treasures. Call 879–4244 for info. All are welcome.
WEENIE ROAST, Sunday, May 29, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale baseball park. Bring chairs and blanket. Sponsored by the Fairdale Grange. All are welcome.
BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 30, beginning at noon at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
SMORGASBORD DINNER, Monday, May 30, noon at the Gibson Methodist Church. All are welcome.
GIBSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Monday, May 30, 1:15 p.m. at the Gibson Methodist Church.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Monday, May 30 at noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
FAMILY FUN DAY, Monday, May 30 at Montrose Bible Conference. Barbecue, games, activities, concert by Bert Britt, more. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is June 1 for a Grant Development Workshop to be held July 15 at the Shadowbrook Inn. For info call the Endless Mts. Heritage Region, 265–1528. All are welcome.
MEASURING THE FOREST workshop, Saturday, June 4 in the Water Discovery Center, Keystone College. For info call the Bradford County Extension office, 265–2896.
SCRAP METAL PICKUP, Saturday, June 4 in Susquehanna Boro. Items must be curbside by 8:00 a.m. No air conditioners, refrigerators or propane tanks will be accepted.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, June 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
POMONA GRANGE #7 quarterly meeting, Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at the Lawsville Grange building. Dinner will be served.
BHARATA NATYAM Indian dance performance by Rima Shah, Scranton Prep sophomore, Sunday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross for tsunami victims. For info call 587–9110. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose. All are welcome.
BUS TRIP to Sight and Sound (“Ruth”), Tuesday, June 7. Departure from Dreyer Lodge at 7:00 a.m. For reservations or info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001. All are welcome.
Monday, May 30: Memorial Day, Centers closed.
Tuesday, May 31: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.
Wednesday, June 1: char-broiled beef patty, home-style beans, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit, chocolate chip granola bar.
Thursday, June 2: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.
Friday, June 3: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding
NY Giants offensive lineman, 23 year old Chris Snee will be home to ride in the Montrose Fourth of July parade. He’s been selected as Honorary Chairman of the 2005 United Way campaign, adding celebrity muscle to his hometown charity’s 2005 Kickoff. In his honor, a Punt, Pass and Kick competition open to all boys and girls age 7-14, from Susquehanna County and beyond, will be held Sunday, July 3 starting at noon at Snee’s alma mater, Montrose High.
Hometown hero NY Giants star guard, Chris Snee.
Registration packets for the event can be picked up at all Pennstar Bank or Peoples National Bank branches. Special prizes will be awarded for gathering United Way sponsorship pledges before the event. For more information call 570-278-3868.
Snee is a soft-spoken drive blocker 6-2, 314 pounds who can bench press 225 pounds 29 times. But in school he showed he had scholastic strength as well and was a member of both the French Honor Society and the National Honor Society. This standout defensive lineman also excelled on his basketball squad and was a team captain for both sports.
That talent led to a three-year starter position at Boston College where he was an All-Big East first-team selection as right guard. In April, 2004 the NFL came knocking when the Giants needed to protect their young quarterback Eli Manning. At the time, Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi said, “Chris Snee is by far the highest-rated player at a need position, a critical position.” Head coach Tom Coughlin describes Snee as able to play center in a pinch and “an outstanding football player, a physical football player, athletic and able to pull.”
Chris’ decision to go with the Giants was made easier by the team’s location. “I did a couple of interviews and they asked me where I would like to go and I told them I would like to stay on the East Coast since I’m from Pennsylvania. The Giants are 2 ½ hours from my house, so it’s a great spot.”
Chris’ parents, Diane and Ed Snee live in Montrose.
The Area Agency on Aging will be sponsoring an Older Adult Spelling Championship on Thursday May 19, at 1:00 p.m., at the Troy Fire Hall, located in Troy, PA. The competition is open to adults, 55 years of age and older who reside within the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga. Pre-registration is required by May 13 in order to participate in the event.
The local winner will advance to the 2005 Pennsylvania Older Adults Spelling Championship which will be held in Washington County, at Washington & Jefferson College on June 9.
If you would like to Pre-register for the 2005 Older Adult Spelling Championship, or would like additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346, or (570) 265–6121.
Hallstead, PA – Recognizing that one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, The Pampered Chef has teamed with the American Cancer Society for the sixth year in a row to “Help Whip Cancer.”
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The Society estimates there will be 211,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States this year.
The Pampered Chef created the Help Whip Cancer campaign in 2000 to increase awareness of the importance of early detection and to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer which will run from May 1–31, 2005.
For more information about Help Whip Cancer, please call Lisa McVaugh, Independent Kitchen Consultant for The Pampered Chef at (570) 967–2300.
For more information about breast cancer, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The family of Anna Napolitano cordially invite friends and acquaintances to stop by and wish Anna a Happy 90th Birthday on Saturday, May 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall on Jackson Avenue in Susquehanna. Cake and coffee will be served. No gifts please.
No matter how old we get, there is always a part of each of us that loves a good treasure hunt – and that is exactly you can expect on the wildflower nature walk hosted by the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee on May 29.
Dave Clemens, an amateur naturalist from Hallstead, will lead this walk, which begins at 2:00 PM and takes participants through woodlands and wetlands in search of the botanical treasures of springtime hidden amidst humus and damp brown leaves. The beautiful and diverse Shelly Preserve boasts a large wooded area that has never been pastured, so wildflowers are still able to grow undisturbed there, as they have for many hundreds of years.
Participants can expect to see painted trilium, goldthread, clintonia, and maidenhair fern in the woodlands. The sensuous pink lady‚s slipper is a delight to come upon, no matter how often you may have seen it previously. Moist soil by the glacial pond and along stream beds provides fertile habitat for the aptly named Jack-in-the-pulpit. Raise your eyes from the ground and you will see wild blueberry bushes beginning to bloom, and even some apple blossoms planted in the previous century by homesteaders.
Walk guide Dave Clemens has spent hundreds of hours in the Florence Shelly Preserve. He is an active member and past president of the Stewardship Committee, was instrumental in creating the trail the group will follow, and has explored the 400-acre preserve extensively. The walk will last approximately two hours. Appropriate shoes or boots are strongly recommended for a walk in this wetlands area. The walk starts at the Preserve parking lot one mile north of the village of Thompson on Route 171, at the point where Stack Road intersects. A large sign marks the entrance. For more information call Dave or Carol Clemens at (570) 879-4244.
County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren will be available to meet with residents on Thursday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 7 to offer all County residents an opportunity to share their concerns, questions, and ideas for Susquehanna County. Commissioner Warren, in an attempt to represent all the people of Susquehanna County, encourages County residents to meet with her in an informal setting at the New Milford Boro Building on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the every month during the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Warren states, “When I offered myself as a candidate, I campaigned that I would try to make County government more accessible to all the citizens of Susquehanna County, and scheduling hours during non business hours is a positive stride to honor that campaign pledge. I solicit your opinions and welcome your participation.”
The Blue Ridge High School Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday May 25 at 7 p.m. The 90-member choir, directed by Mr. Nino Bennici, will perform a wide variety of musical selections at the concert. The men’s choir, women’s choir, and select choir will also entertain the audience during the concert. Mr. Bennici and the members of the chorus extend an invitation to all area music lovers to come to this free concert. The choir should be in top form, as they will be performing just a few days before, at the “Music In The Parks” – a competition which will be held on May 20 at Dorney Park.
The Clothes Closet is heading into its second year of service to the community at the Thompson United Methodist Church. There is a large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to choose from, which are made possible by donation. The clothes are free of charge to anyone wishing them.
Each Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. patrons are greeted by a church member to assist in clothing selections, but in order to make it more convenient for patrons who do not have the opportunity to come in during the week, they will be opening the doors on the first Saturday of each month beginning June 4, in addition to the regular Friday mornings. The hours will remain the same, 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Many thanks are extended to everyone who has donated clothing and to those who have worked to make this service possible. If more information is needed contact Pastor Brian Lucas at 727–2341, Joy Mead at 727–2518 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.
At Christmas, 2002, Alicia (Carroll) Norris wasn’t feeling particularly festive and she knew something wasn’t quite right. She ended up in the hospital in January with her calcium level dangerously high. The doctors at Sayre Hospital removed a mass but discovered that Alicia had the early stages of ovarian cancer. It has been 22 years prior to this that her mother, Louise Carroll, had passed away from this very same disease.
The fact that Alicia had been diagnosed in the early stage of cancer gave a good prognosis. She made it through six chemotherapy treatments, but in October, 2004, follow-up exams showed her calcium level was elevated. Alicia underwent surgery in Syracuse and six more sessions of chemotherapy at Lourdes Hospital, in Binghamton.
The doctors recommended Alicia apply to be part of a clinical study. There seems to be a genetic connection with ovarian cancer. By going through a clinical study, she hoped to find a cure for herself as well as other women who suffer the same dreaded disease. But after a visit to Sloan Kettering in New York City, she was told that the doctors couldn’t help her. So this month, Alicia discontinued working and began her third series of chemotherapy treatments. She is in the fight for her life!
The family’s insurance will pay part of the medical cost, but the loss of income will put a financial burden upon the Norris family. There is a chance the that treatments she is undergoing may not even be a viable answer and other options may be necessary. No matter what the decision, medically or those that the family needs to make, there will still be a monetary need.
Alicia (Carroll) Norris is a 1977 graduate of Windsor Central High School and longtime resident of Susquehanna, PA. Alicia, her husband Chris, son Cody and daughter, Kacey are a vital part of the Susquehanna community. Many of you may know Chris from BK Norris Distributors. Their children attend Susquehanna Community School and Alicia was employed at Gery’s Hair Designs, Binghamton, NY. They re very proud people, always willing to help others in need. Now it is their turn to receive support.
Family and friends of Alicia and Chris Norris gathered together to plan several benefits to help cover the Norris family’s expenses. According to Chris Davis, friend and owner of Lakey’s and Debbie Norris, sister-in-law, the following events are being planned.
A Golf Tournament Benefit, sponsored by Moose Club 797 of Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, June 18, morning and afternoon tee times at Golden Oak Golf Course, Rte. 79, Windsor, NY. $50 per person, Captain and Crew, four-person teams. Includes cart and chicken barbecue to be held at the Moose Club 797 following the tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the Norris family. Contact Dick Bagnall at (570) 853–3005.
A Benefit Ride, sponsored by the SAL (American Legion Post 86) of Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. registration. $10.00 per person. Ride ends at 5:00 p.m. at American Legion. Refreshments and entertainment. Contact Kevin McKee, (570) 853–3542.
A Community Benefit for Alicia Norris on Saturday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna, PA. $10 per person, must be 21 or older. Includes food, beverage and bands. Raffles and Chinese Auction will be held. Contact Debbie Norris, (570) 853–4869 or Chris Davis, (570) 853–4142.
Your generous support is needed to help this family in need and all are hoping that the businesses and the community will contribute their time and efforts to make these events a success. Please mark your calendars and join to support Alicia, Chris and their children. The money will be used to help defray medical expenses and other costs that the family has and will incur. Donations may be made out to Alicia or Chris Norris and sent to: Peoples National Bank, 222 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, PA 18847. If you are unable to contribute or attend a benefit, offer your prayers for Alicia and her family.
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring free Osteoporosis awareness programs for older adults (age 60+) in the Senior Community Centers. PrimeTime Health is a program promoting wellness for older adults.
Many people think of this bone-thinning ailment as affecting only women, but it also affects one in five men. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones” and occurs when spaces between the bones become larger, weakening them and making them more fragile.
According to the U.S. Surgeon Generals report, each year an estimated 1.5 million people suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture – an event that often leads to a downward spiral in physical health and quality of life. This report outlines simple steps to prevent and treat bone disease and take action that can lead to better bone health.
This information is the basis for the programs to be presented by staff of the PA Health Department. The programs will be held at the following Senior Center locations: Great Bend (879-2896) – May 26, 12:15 p.m.
Registration is not required, however if you would also like to enjoy lunch at the Senior Community Center, please call that location at least one day in advance.
Pennsylvania Freemasons are sponsoring a FREE Child Identification Program (CHIP), May 24-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary School, Route 106, Kingsley.
Run by The Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children in partnership with the Crime Prevention Association of Pennsylvania, the Masonic CHIP Program gives law enforcement and recovery officials the necessary materials to find missing children, while giving parents peace of mind. All items generated during a CHIP event are given to the child's family.
The CHIP program includes the following: CD Video: A digital video is recorded in front of a height chart backdrop. The CHIP interview captures a child's appearance, speech, mannerisms and other personal characteristics. The CD can quickly be distributed to the media to reach a large audience.
Fingerprints: Children's fingerprints are taken in the traditional manner, using inkless print pads (safe for children), to provide clear and readable prints.
DNA: A DNA kit is provided to the parent or guardian to be completed at home as soon as possible. The DNA kit includes envelopes for hair samples, nail clippings and oral swab for saliva sample.
In 2004, almost 100,000 children were CHIP'd. The Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children has commitments to ID up to 150,000 youth in Pennsylvania in 2005. The program is provided free as a result of generous public and private donations.
Anyone may initiate a CHIP event; however, all coordination of events is through the Masons of Pennsylvania, and all events are sponsored by the Grand Lodge or by a local Masonic lodge. Individuals who would like to initiate a CHIP event may call the CHIP Project Director at (215) 988-1978 or (800) 537-6525, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the CHIP program, visit www.pagrandlodge.org.
Susquehanna High School Classmates of 1960, we need your help! We are looking for some of our classmates for a planned reunion on June 4, 2005. Also, if any of our classmates want to help, please call Marie Maby 853–3496 or Janet Smith 853–3934.
The 30th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic sponsored by the Advisory Council of the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Troy Fairgrounds in Troy, PA.
The Country and Western theme will feature live entertainment by Andy Boardman and Sara Romanik and the Old Time Square Dancers. Senior Citizens residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties are invited to attend. Picnic goers are encouraged to dress with the Country and Western Theme.
There will be 50 booths, including free health screenings, informational booths and crafts sales. Seniors will have the opportunity to play Bingo, win door prizes, and vote on the King and the Queen of the picnic.
A delicious picnic lunch of pork barbeque, macaroni salad, fresh fruit, baked beans chips, and ice cream will be served with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Lunch is by reservation only. Lunch reservations may be made by calling the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 by June 8th.
Those Seniors in Bradford, Sullivan, or Tioga Counties needing a ride to the picnic must convene in groups of a minimum of 6-8 persons at a location like a Senior Center, church or grocery store and must reserve their ride by calling EMTA at 1-800-242-3484 by June 8.
Seniors in Susquehanna County may reserve a ride to the picnic by calling SCTS at 1-800-323-2051 by June 8th.
For more information about the picnic, contact Marlea Hoyt at the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
Miss Amanda Zembrzycki, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess from Union Dale is about to complete her reign as Dairy Princess. Amanda would like to invite everyone to attend the Susquehanna County Dairy Princess pageant being held on Friday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church annex, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets in Montrose.
Amanda Zembrzycki reflects on her year as Susquehanna County Dairy Princess.
The Dairy Princess Pageant evening program will begin with comments by Amy Hartle, Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess. Scholarship and scrapbook awards and a special recognition of a dairy farm family will be included in the program. Amanda Zembrzycki will give her farewell speech highlighting her year’s experiences. Amanda’s court, Dairy Ambassadors Ashley Franklin, Karley Mosier and Karin Mowry will each speak briefly about their dairy promotion experiences and be recognized for their efforts. Amanda Zembrzycki will crown the new 2005/06 Dairy Princess, Amanda Miner from the Springville area. Amanda Miner’s court for the 2005/2006 year will include Dairy Ambassadors Abbey Puzo, Nicole Brooks, Ashley Franklin and Dairy Maid Cassie Clark. Each one of these girls will speak about their dairy promotion plans.
The evening will conclude with a reception for the Dairy Princesses, Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids. Please feel welcome to attend. Questions, call Evie Goff at 278-1212 or 278-1158.
Submitted by Evie Goff
A AARP Driver Safety Program will be held May 26 and 27, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. both days at the Odd Fellows Hall, Route 247 and Como Road (across from Lake Como Post Office) in the downstairs hall.
Call Irene Messinger at (570) 798–2938 for more info.
Coffee will be served. Bring your own snack, pen or pencil and driver’s license.
Northeast Pennsylvania… Why will hundreds of people stay up all night, walk in circles around a track, laugh, cry and have a great time? For the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service programs. Relay events will take place at various locations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.
2005 marks the 20th Anniversary of Relay For Life. In Pennsylvania, Relay For Life events will take place in 188 communities statewide.
Locally, a Relay For Life will take place July 22 and 23, 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School.
Relay For Life brings together teams of 8 to 15 people from local businesses, schools, churches, and families for camaraderie, food, fun, music, entertainment, and a night under the stars – all while team members take turns walking or running on a track for 24 hours. Relay For Life features a Survivors Victory Lap and reception to celebrate life, and the evening’s moving Luminaria Ceremony memorializes those we have lost to cancer and honors those who are fighting or have conquered the disease.
For more information about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life or to register a team, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.
Saturday, May 21
The 3rd Annual YouthFest will be held at Mid-Town Park, New Milford on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A pre-event Parade-A-Thon will kick off at the New Milford Hardware, where marchers, bikers and floats will form the line of march at 9:00 a.m.
The Parade-A-Thon, which will benefit the United Way, will make its way up Main Street to Susquehanna Avenue, and then down Church Street to Mid-Town Park. Smokey the Bear will greet all the marchers as they enter the park, where prizes will be awarded to the cutest pet, the best mini-float, and the marcher with the most sponsors. New Milford’s four churches sponsor the Parade-A-Thon.
At 11:00 a.m. the Bike Rodeo will begin. The rodeo includes bike inspection and skill challengers, free reflectors, free helmets (as needed), and those wearing helmets will be awarded free prizes. The rodeo is sponsored by: AAA, EMBC, PA State Police, PA Health Department, New Milford Bike Shop, and the Boy Scouts of America.
“We will be serving food all day,” reported Tammy Manning, the chair of YouthFest 2005. “We will have games with prizes for children of all ages. And, Buddy the Bee, the mascot of the Binghamton Mets will be making a special guest appearance.”
The ever popular pony rides will be available from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. And, the giant twister game, the dunking booth, the Columbia Fire & Hose Fire Truck and Ambulance will be available all day.
“YouthFest is made possible by many organizations and agencies in Susquehanna County,” said Manning, “including the PA Department of Health, Susquehanna County C.A.R.E.S., Literacy, End of Day Program, Susquehanna County Sheriff’s Department, the PA State Police, the District Attorney’s Office, the Susquehanna County Humane Society, and the Gideons.”
The annual Thompson Memorial Day service to honor area veterans will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Park on Water Street.
Guest speaker will be Lee Smith, former Susquehanna County Commissioner and lifelong member of the Grange.
The public is invited for a free showing of “The Insider” at the Montrose Theatre on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. This Academy Award Nominated film is the story of a former tobacco executive who took on the tobacco industry to expose its suspected unscrupulous practices. The free show, along with complimentary popcorn and soda for all attending, is offered to celebrate World Tobacco Day.
The movie, rated R for explicit language, pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of their lives. Academy Award winner Al Pacino plays 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Russell Crowe plays tobacco executive Jeffery Wigand. As they find out, Corporate America will use legal means to save their billion dollar habit. “The Insider” has a cold, hard edge and will thrill you with unbelievable twists and turns.
Based on the true story, “The Insider” shows how important one individual’s actions were in finally exposing the insidious intent of the tobacco industry. Wigand was successful where many before him had failed because he had inside information. His moral and ethical dilemmas are mirrored in the plight of the corporate media, (CBS) in the story as well. All this makes for a thought provoking script that will have viewers talking about it for days.
The Trehab Center’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Department and the PA Department of Health are sponsoring this event. Although it is not necessary to make reservations, groups may want to call ahead to secure block seating. Please Contact the Trehab Center at (570) 278–5237 for your free tickets!
James Soden and Winifred Williams (pictured) were married on May 25, 1940. Reverend Elias Jones performed the ceremony at the Starrucca Baptist parsonage, sixty-five years ago. They were accompanied by Raymond Pickering (cousin of the bride) and Gladys Harding, (now Pickering), friend of the bride and groom.
Most recently, James worked as a farm IBA dealer for 18 years and Winnie worked at the Mountain View High School cafeteria for 17 years.
Their secret to staying young in their golden years is to never stop moving. James works in his wood shop making woodcrafts for the couple to paint, while Winifred keeps busy as well baking cakes for people and making quilts. They have always enjoyed gardening together at their home in Gelatt, PA.
Since their marriage wouldn’t have been complete without children, they had seven. Out of the seven, six are still living and have found homes throughout the country: Bonnie (deceased); Carol Wilson in Denton, TX; Ronald Soden in Forrest City, PA; Douglas Soden in Rome, PA; Diane Gentile in Latham, NY; Penny Lombardi in Denton, TX; and Karen Allison in Scranton, PA. They also have 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Memorial Day with an open house at the United Methodist Church in South Gibson, PA from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council and its partners are once again holding the Woodland Resource Adventure Camp. This eighteen-year old program is held on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume, Wyoming County, PA. Woodland Resources Adventure begins on Sunday, July 17 and runs through Thursday, July 21 and is open for students ages 12-15. The camp is a great summer environmental education experience where students learn about trees, wildlife, aquatic life, streams, soils, and how they are all connected.
For more information on the Woodland Resources Adventure, contact your local Conservation District or the Endless Mountains RC&D office at (570) 265–3409, ext. 5. Your local Conservation District can be reached, in most cases, by calling the County Courthouse.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. All court related offices will be available.
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