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The Bicentennial Logo project is another testament to the talent existing in all corners of Clifford Township. Helmut and Barbara Kunst developed this logo for the Bicentennial Celebration and it will be featured on the front cover of the historical book spanning our 200 years in information and photographs.
A lot of thought went into this design. Each quadrant highlights a significant part of the township’s history. Going clockwise, the first quadrant highlights the dominance of farming from the earliest days until recently; the second refers to the natural beauty of the wooded mountains, the wildlife and stone walls; the third speaks of volunteerism exemplified by the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company; the last quadrant represents the importance of the community, its churches, the one-room school houses and homes.
The essence of our township is the long tradition of its people working together to make the community better for all through efforts that continue today in many ways – the fire company and its picnic, tree planting projects, improving the township building, the development of a recreation center, etc. – none of it possible without community support and volunteer efforts, the latest effort being the three-day Bicentennial Celebration being planned.
The true meaning of our logo is, “Welcome to our wonderful life.”
For more information on the Bicentennial Celebration, including purchasing information for the Veteran’s Memorial bricks, the calendar highlighting the township’s twelve one-room school districts, the historical book or video, and a schedule of planned activities, please visit the website: www.cliffordpa.com.
The next Bicentennial Celebration Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Building. All are welcome! It is a great way to meet interesting people and get involved in a once in a lifetime project!
The United Methodist Church in Susquehanna was the location utilized to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ira Reynolds’ membership as a Mason in Catawatca Lodge #360, as well as Ira’s 104th Birthday! Ira is pictured (seated) receiving his 104th Birthday cake from Canawacta Lodge.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association, founded in 1907, has never had a logo. Thanks to the efforts of the Board of Directors' Publicity Committee, a symbol to represent the Association's importance to the community has been chosen. "It's appropriate that we begin using our new logo as we approach the end of our first century of service to Susquehanna County," says Judy Decker, Chair of the Publicity Committee.
A friend of the Association described the new logo as follows: "The arc above the figures implies an umbrella, or roof, under which a community of learners flourish. The three figures imply community or family and the 'double arm' implication gives a feeling of flight, lightness, or 'freedom gained through knowledge' ('Wings to fly with knowledge'). The flat, linear type of Susquehanna County implies 'grounding' or stability – a connection to the public."
The new logo will begin appearing on Association materials during 2006. "Since librarians have to be extremely frugal, no one will be surprised that we'll use up all stocks of our existing stationary first!" says Administrator/Librarian Susan Stone.
Peoples National Bank, with branches in Broome, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties recently made a generous $20,000 donation to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. This donation to the Pre-School Scholarship Program comes on the heels of a $50,000 donation four months ago to the K-12 Scholarship program that benefits students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade who attend tuition based programs. In total, PNB has donated $210,000 to these scholarship programs in the last two years.
Pictured (l-r) are: Peter Quigg – Director of Development for The Community Foundation; Jack Ord – President and CEO of Peoples National Bank; Richard Lochen Jr. – Board Member of Peoples National Bank.
The Pre-School scholarships benefit families with an annual income of less than $50,000 who send their children to local Pre-Schools that have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as preparing their students sufficiently to enter our local school districts. In 2005 The Community Foundation awarded 106 Pre-School scholarships to local families.
Applications for the Pre-K and the K-12 scholarships may be downloaded from The Community Foundation’s web site at www.community-foundation.org. The Community Foundation may also be reached at Foundation@epix.net or at 278-3800, or 836-4444.
Hi! My name is Bear. I’m a gorgeous, male, two-year old black Lab. I’m a friendly, energetic boy who would love to run and play with that special someone or family. I’ve already been here much too long.
They’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.
The Friends of Susquehanna County, formerly known as The Friends of Barnes-Kasson Hospital, recently made two donations to Funds managed by the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The donations derive in part from the Friends’ fund-raiser Hoe-Down held in the Hallstead American Legion Hall on November 12. The charitable group donated $600 to the Bradley David Conklin Memorial Scholarship that benefits local students who excel in academics, exhibit exceptional basketball talent, and who will matriculate at college. The charitable group also contributed $3,000 to its own Friends of Susquehanna County Fund, which exists to benefit local non-profit agencies in Susquehanna County. On behalf of county residents the Community Foundation extends heartfelt thanks to the Friends of Susquehanna County for their hard work and generosity.
Shannon April Maino and Jason Maino, Shohola, PA are the proud parents of a baby boy, Cameron Patrick Maino, born January 5, 2006. Cameron weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 1/2" long.
The maternal grandparents are Robert and Donna Barnes, New Milford, PA and paternal grandmother is Theresa Maino, Hallstead, PA.
Greetings from the garden! For those of you who have not yet met us, Green Side Up is a new column written by Penn State Master Gardeners for the purpose of educating the public. Our most recent frequently asked question is regarding the Indian Meal Moth. So, today I guess I should say… Greetings from the kitchen!
The Indian Meal Moth is one of several varieties of pests often referred to as “pantry moths”. These little fellows like to invade an assortment of food items. Some of the things they like to eat are “cereals, various grains, crackers, spices, macaroni, dried fruit, chocolate, candy, nuts, dried peas or beans, [and] pet foods such as bird seed, fish food, dog food and cat food.” Most of the time an invasion by these pests begins when infested food is brought into the home such as holes in the packaging or webs.
The eggs and newly hatched larvae of the Indian Meal Moth are very small and therefore very difficult to see. When the larvae do become large enough to see, you may notice that they are either yellow, green, or pink. Full grown larvae will be one-half to five-eights of an inch long.
Evidence of these fully grown larvae that may be left behind are silken threads and webbing. Cocoons and light-brown pupae may also be noticed in your food stock or storage areas.
Adult Indian Meal Moths have pale gray wings with a coppery, reddish brown color on its outer forewings. Two other types of pantry moths are the Angoumois Grain Moth and the Mediterranean Flour Moth. The Angoumois Grain Moth is buff colored with gray or yellowish brown wings with a fringe-like margin, and the Mediterranean Flour Moth is usually pale gray with two black zigzag lines on its forewings.
To rid yourself of these home invaders you first need to find and dispose of all infested food items. You should then thoroughly wash your cupboards, including vacuuming out all corners, cracks, and crevices.
All cans and storage containers should also be washed. Soap and hot water is sufficient as a cleanser.
Don’t give the adult moths that may remain a new place to lay their eggs, store all opened foods in airtight containers. “Be sure to check cake mixes and other unopened items because they might also be infested.”1 Pheromone traps can be used to capture any stray adults that may be lingering if you cannot catch them yourself.
If you do choose to use a pheromone trap, ensure accurate identification of your insect. Without proper identification you cannot be sure you are purchasing the proper trap. Master gardeners can help with identification if a sample of your insect is brought into the Extension office in Montrose.
Remember the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Check all groceries for signs of infestation before purchase.
Keep all areas in the kitchen free of crumbs and debris (including your toaster), and properly store any opened food items. While glass jars with rubber gasket seals work well, jars with screw top lids may allow newly hatched larvae entrance.
I hope you will come back and visit us in the garden next time. If you have any question you would like answered by our Master Gardeners please write to: Green Side Up, c/o Penn State Cooperative Extension, 31 Public Ave, Montrose, Pa. 18801. Our e-mail address is SusquehannaExt@psu.edu and May through October our Master Gardeners man the phones in our office at (570)278 - 1158.
The final meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Retired State Employees for the year 2005 was held on December 13, at the Towanda Gun Club.
Special holiday entertainment provided by Colleen Close was enjoyed by all. Jesse Bacon read an original parody on “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” which related humorously to the PARSE request for an annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
The PARSE organization continues to seek new members. To apply for membership or pay your annual dues, contact Membership Chairman, Helen Benio, RR 1 Box 188, Montrose, PA 18801. Telephone (570) 278–2380. By becoming a member and attending meetings, you will receive up-to-date information on COLA legislation and retirees’ health benefits.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the first meeting of year 2006 will be held April 11, at the Fairdale Methodist Church, Susquehanna County.
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