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Isabel Meyer (pictured), of New Milford will be celebrating her 103rd birthday on October 30. Born in 1902, Isabel has seen many changes in her time. Imagine seeing the first of many new things. The first electric lights, cars, airplanes, telephones. Isabel was 9 when the Titanic sank, and 79 when she saw the first Space Shuttle orbit the earth.
Isabel now resides with her niece and family, Joyce and Ron Hall of New Milford. If you would like to shower Isabel with cards, please mail them to: Isabel Meyer, RR 1 Box 157, New Milford, PA 18834.
For all of you football enthusiasts, your special season is now in full swing. You’re glued to that TV or listening intently to the play-by-play action of your team on the radio. No interruptions please, until commercials.
If you’re a parent or grandparent you may be involved with pee wee or high school football, cheerleading squad, band unit, or just a spectator cheering our young people on to victory. We take great pleasure when our team wins.
The United Way of Susquehanna County is fortunate to have as Honorary Chairman, our own Chris Snee who is a New York Giants’ lineman. Chris inspired our young people during the Punt, Pass & Kick event and the Fourth of July parade and demonstrated what it means to be there for your friends and neighbors and "Bring it back home."
Pictured (at right) is Chris Snee working with local youth during the Punt, Pass & Kick event.
Using the theme "Bring it back home," a special team of volunteers is asking for your support as individuals and businesses, to do your part in taking care of the needs of our county, by supporting the programs of member agencies. These agencies will deliver over 50 programs serving over 130,000 residents.
For more information contact the United Way of Susquehanna County, 36 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801. Tel: (570) 278-3868.
On the weekend of September 16 through 18, ten Sea Scouts and officers from Ship 90, New Milford, PA joined over 200 Sea Scouts and leaders from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey for the second joint US Coast Guard/Sea Scout Safety at Sea Weekend, held at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Maryland.
After a flag raising ceremony Saturday morning and a big breakfast we were divided into five crews and participated in demonstrations of the P-5 pump, damage control training, law enforcement training, fire hose training, hypothermia simulation and launching pyrotechnics. A highlight was a live, sea-to-air rescue demonstration by a HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter. Also, tours of several Coast Guard vessels.
The Crew at the Coast Guard Yard pictured (l-r) are: Maria Preston, Dan Gall, Phil Van Cott, Mike Spencer, Ben Fisher, Dave Navickas, Marvin Van Cott, Tim Gall, Josh Neary. Photo by Mr. Tom Gall.
We made lots of friends with other Sea Scouts from the Northeast Region and had a very nice dance Saturday evening and also enjoyed the movie Pearl Harbor. Officers in command of Ship 90 were First Mate Marvin Van Cott and Mr. Tom Gall.
The Sea Scouts have also hauled their 16-foot O’Day sailboat and new Force 5 sailboat to Whitney Point Reservoir, NY. Both times we have sailed there we had all the wind we could handle and made some really fast runs on the seven-mile long lake. John Councilman, a longtime sailor and friend of Ship 90, took several from Ship 90 on his Catamaran sailboat! Wow, what a ride that was! Skipper Chuck Jaget and Marvin Van Cott and Commodore Ron Hall taught the art of sailing to the crew.
John and Vicki Drake of New Milford, PA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn Drake to Erick Michael Stone. The future bridegroom is the son of Robert and Karen Stone of Susquehanna, PA.
Miss Drake graduated from Blue Ridge High School and is now a sophomore nursing major at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.
Stone graduated from Susquehanna High School. He is currently attending Pennsylvania School of Technology in Williamsport, PA. He will be graduating with a degree in automotive technology in December, 2005.
A Spring, 2007, wedding is being planned.
Harford, Pennsylvania – David Madeira, candidate for Pennsylvania’s District 20 Senator attended Susquehanna County Republican Committee’s annual Fall Rally Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall in Harford, Pennsylvania.
In addition to David Madeira’s attendance at the event, several of Northeast Pennsylvania’s dignitaries showed their support. United States Representative Don Sherwood spoke to the Republican gathering as well as Susquehanna County Commissioners Roberta Kelly and Jeff Loomis. Pennsylvania State Representatives Sandra Major and Jerry Birmelin were present as was Mayor Haggerty of Kingston.
The Susquehanna Chapter of a Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees had their semi-annual meeting on September 22 at the Harford Congregational Church. After our business meeting we were entertained by the Sweet Adelines from Elk Lake High School. Then our guest speaker, Don Casto, president of PASR spoke to us about the benefits of belonging to PASR. Our final order of business was to install our new officers and committee chairpersons for the next two years.
The next important meeting for all PASR people will be on November 3 at the Gardner Warner American Legion in the Elk Lake district. This will be a information meeting presented by HOP. The meeting should be about 90 minutes long and will be informing us about the Medicaid prescription coverage and how it will impact HOP carriers.
The Northern Tier Neighborhood Crime Watch of Great Bend and Hallstead is announcing its annual membership drive. The Crime Watch is a joint effort to make a safer place to live. It is the education of a community to heighten awareness and encourage mutual assistance and concern between neighbors. They are a group of caring, concerned citizens. Each member of the Northern Tier Crime Watch provides another pair of eyes and ears to help local and state police to both stop and prevent crime in neighborhoods.
Membership is free and open to the public. Take an active role in protecting your community and your property. Get to know your neighbors again. Whether you live in the Hallstead/Great Bend area or are interested in building a Crime Watch in your community, please join for the next meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 7 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion.
Yes! I want to support my community through the United Way of Susquehanna County.
When you pledge $1.00 per week ($52.00) to this year's United Way Campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for the following gift items: $500 in merchandise or fuel from Pump n Pantry; $500 Gift Certificate for Rob's Market, Great Bend; Two lift tickets for Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale; Two night stay at Jefferson Trailside Inn, Thompson; $150 in fuel oil from Lindsey Oil Company, New Milford; One night stay at the Rosemont Inn, Montrose; One night stay at Holiday Inn Express, New Milford.
Drawing will be held in December, 2005 and will be awarded at the annual celebration in January, 2006.
For a pledge coupon or more info, contact the United Way of Susquehanna County (570) 278–3868 or log onto www.unitedwayofsusquehannacounty.org.
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