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TREHAB Distributes Thanksgiving Baskets
Happy Holidays!
Expanded Online Book Clubs Now Available
It’s A Girl!


TREHAB Distributes Thanksgiving Baskets

On Tuesday, November 22, volunteers helped TREHAB Food Bank staff hand out Thanksgiving “baskets” of turkey and all the trimmings (plus a few other needed groceries) in the Feed-A-Friend community Thanksgiving Program.

The Montrose Fire Company generously provided space for the packing up and distribution of the gift bags. The day before pickup, students from the Elk Lake High School Key Club along with other volunteers spent hours packing bags and counting donations.

Pictured (l-r) are: volunteer Jim Ross, TREHAB Community Services Coordinator Barbara Houlden, and volunteers Amanda St. Germain and Joey Hager; back row – volunteers Sal Gentile, Bill Houlden, Pam Dewey, Clyde Bills, TREHAB Food Bank Assistant Betty Ochse, Joe Hager, Jan Nowecki, and Lee Maston.

On the 22 nd the “baskets,” in the form of shopping bags full of food, plus the turkeys, were distributed to eligible residents who had signed up previously with the area Food Banks, run by TREHAB.

Some 500 baskets were distributed to families from the Montrose site, and 350 went out from the Food Bank in Susquehanna. Preliminary figures show more than $4,500 in donations to Feed-A-Friend, as well as hundreds of cans and packages of nonperishable food items, many of them donated by students at area schools.

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Happy Holidays!

Pictured above are the two-year old Derr twins, Natalie and Nicolette wishing all Happy Holidays. The twins are granddaughters of Linda Derr, Binghamton, NY and great-granddaughters of Foster and Helen Oakley, New Milford, PA.

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Expanded Online Book Clubs Now Available

The Susquehanna County Library is now offering eleven "Dear Reader" online book clubs, ranging from Good News (Christian-themed novels and non-fiction) to Pre-Publication (books that aren't even out yet!) With Mystery, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Audio, Business, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Teen clubs, there's something for everyone. These clubs are completely free--all you need is an email address (don't have a computer? You can still get free email service at the library.) Every weekday morning you'll receive a short read from a current book--about 5 minutes' worth. The books are selected by a committee as being especially enjoyable. For most clubs, each Monday starts a new book (a few clubs are bi-weekly). When the week is up, if you'd like to continue reading the book, simply email or call your local library to ask for it, or log into your patron record online and request it yourself. What's more, each club has an online book discussion forum where you can talk about the books.

"We offered this service in the past, when there was only one club," says Administrator/Librarian Susan Stone. "We're delighted to offer the expanded version! Since there are so many clubs now, we can't afford to purchase each and every title. We plan on purchasing the most popular, but will rely on requests to decide which other titles to get."

To join an Online Book Club, simply visit the library's website at You can join them all if you like, or just one--and of course you can switch or leave a club at any time.

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It’s A Girl!

Adrienne Rigo Melick and Brian Melick of Stoughton, MA are the proud parents of a baby girl, Sarah Ann, born December 8, 2005. Sarah was six pounds, four ounces and 19 1/2 inches at birth. She was welcomed home by Rylee Theresa, her 18-month old sister.

Grandparents are George and Adrienne Rigo, Lanesboro and Paul and Karen Melick, Pottstown, PA.

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