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Library Card Applications Now Available On-line
Exhibitors Shine At 4-H Dairy Roundup
A Great Family Day
It’s A Girl!
Bureau Accepting Calendar  Events
Engagement Announced Coleman – Aures

Library Card Applications Now Available On-line

The Susquehanna County Library has set up a form where county residents can apply for a library card online and have it mailed to them. (Non-residents may be eligible for cards, but must still apply in person.) Simply visit and fill out the form. As soon as you receive your card, you can use it to access the wonderful online databases available through the library’s website. These include Learning Express (test and skill preparation for middle grades through adult), HeritageQuest (genealogy research), Masterfile Premier (thousands of full-text magazines from Consumer Reports to Time), and many more. You can even read full-text books online in NetLibrary and download audiobooks and Pimsleur language audio files to your computer!

To borrow books or DVDs, or to use the computers at the library locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, Susquehanna), you will need to activate your card by bringing it to a library location, along with photo ID, and filling out a paper registration form. Then you’ll be able to access your record online and request and renew items.

The online library card application is designed to help residents who live at a distance from the library locations. As part of the kiosk computer project, made possible by a federal Library Services and Technology Act grant, residents of Apolacon, Ararat, Auburn, Choconut, Friendsville, Gibson, Harford, Hop Bottom, Lathrop, Lenox, Little Meadows, Middletown, Rush, Silver Lake, and Springville are also entitled to receive a free flash drive while supplies last. These 512MB USB storage drives are incredibly convenient for saving digital files of any kind, including documents and photos. They are imprinted with the library logo and pre-loaded with information about library programs and services. When you apply for a library card online, you will be offered a voucher for one of these flash drives if you are eligible (one per library card). If you already have a library card, you can visit your local library or go to to get a voucher.

For further information, email or call 570-278-1881 and ask for Hilary Caws-Elwitt.

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Exhibitors Shine At 4-H Dairy Roundup

Submitted By Michelle Kowalewski, Dairy Ag/Enterprise Educator

One hundred and thirty head of dairy cattle paraded the show ring in Harford at the annual Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Roundup on Saturday, August 2. The Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Program is comprised of sixty-eight 4-H members that represent six 4-H clubs in Susquehanna County, including Bacconeers 4-H Club, Born To Show 4-H Dairy Club, Deckertown Community 4-H Club, DES 4-H Club, Elk Mountain Community 4-H Club, and North Jackson Ag and Community 4-H Club.

Eric Giangrieco of New Milford and Emily Adams from Montrose took home the top honors of the day in the type show judged by Dr. Chris Connelly, Bellefonte. Eric’s four-year old Holstein cow, JoSan Durham Lake earned top honors in the 4-H Holstein Show. RA-Dream Victor’s Babe, a five-year old cow owned by Emily Adams topped the Aryshire Show and also became the 4-H Grand Champion Colored Breed.

The Reserve Grand Champion Holstein was exhibited by Jessica Sartell, Thompson with her senior two-year old cow, Dymond-S Snowman Melts. The Reserve Grand Champion Colored Breed and Senior Champion Jersey, was exhibited by Jenna Sprout from Montrose with her junior two-year old cow, JBS Paisley’s Prada.

Other results of the 4-H type show are as follows.

4-H Holstein Show: Junior Champion – Castlemont DunDee Betsey, Winter Yearling owned by Evan Castrogiovanni, Montrose; Reserve Junior Champion – Dymond-S Aspen Santabell, Winter Calf bred and owned by Jessica Sartell, Thompson; Senior Champion – JoSan Durham Lake, Jr. 4-year old owned by Eric Giangrieco, New Milford; Reserve Senior Champion – Dyomnd-S Snowman Melts, Sr. two-year old bred and owned by Jessica Sartell, Thompson; Overall Grand Champion Holstein – JoSan Durham Lake owned by Eric Giangrieco, New Milford; Overall Reserve Grand Champion Holstein – Dyomnd-S Snowman Melts, Sr. two-year owned by Jessica Sartell, Thompson.

4-H Ayrshire Show: Junior Champion – Kozy Kountry Jonica, Fall Calf bred and owned by Cassie Clark, Springville; Reserve Junior Champion – Out-Again Soldiers Lola, Summer Yearling exhibited by Kennidy Finch, Springville; Senior Champion – RA-Dream Victor’s Babe, five-year old owned by Emily Adams, Montrose; Reserve Senior Champion – Lone-Elm Marathon Lanna, Dry Cow two years and over, exhibited by Amanda Miner, Meshoppen.

4-H Brown Swiss Show: Junior Champion – Brothers Three Priscilla, Fall Calf owned by Abbey Puzo, Montrose; Reserve Junior Champion – Brothers Three Party Girl, Winter Calf owned by Abbey Puzo, Montrose.

4-H Guernsey Show: Junior Champion – B Loch Royalty Heather, Spring Yearling bred and owned by Brandon Loch, Nicholson.

4-H Jersey Show: Junior Champion – JBS Penelope, Winter Calf owned by Jenna Sprout, Montrose; Reserve Junior Champion – CS Pandas Precious-ET, Spring Yearling owned by Christian Sprout, Montrose; Senior Champion – JBS Paisleys Prada, Summer Yearling bred and owned by Jenna Sprout, Montrose; Reserve Senior Champion – Slye Hollow Hallmark Paula, five-year old owned by Tom Greenwood, Montrose.

4-H Milking Shorthorn Show: Junior Champion – Jon-Ann Red Rub RosePetal-ET, Spring Calf bred and owned by Alex Bonavita, Meshoppen; Reserve Junior Champion – Jon-Ann LillyHill Rosebud, Summer Yearling bred and owned by Alex Bonavita, Meshoppen; Senior Champion – Jon-Ann Famous Rose, Sr. three-year old bred and owned by Alex Bonavita, Meshoppen; Reserve Senior Champion – Floating Acres Ruby, four-year old owned by Douglas Brooks, Hop Bottom.

4-H Red and White Show: Junior Champion – Sweet-Peas Fusion Kyra-Red, Fall Calf owned by Nathan Oleniacz, Montrose; Reserve Junior Champion – ZC Advent Vosha Almost Autumn, Fall Calf owned by Austin Chisek, Thompson; Senior Champion – Lyon Farm Advent Susannah-Red, Sr. three-year old owned by Amos Lyon, Montrose; Reserve Senior Champion – GreenDreams DSTRG Justine-Red, Jr. three-year old bred and owned by Michael Greenwood, Montrose; Overall Colored Breed Grand Champion – RA-Dream Victor’s Babe, five-year old owned by Emily Adams, Montrose; Overall Colored Breed Reserve Grand Champion – JBS Paisleys Prada, Summer Yearling bred and owned by Jenna Sprout, Montrose.

In the Owner Breeder Competition, Jessica Sartell was the winner of the Holstein Owner Breeder Award with her Senior two-year old cow, Dymond-S Snowman Melts. Jenna Sprout was the winner of the Champion Owner Breeder Colored Breed Award and Overall Owner Breeder Award with her Jersey Cow, JBS Paisleys Prada. The Owner Breeder Competition recognizes the animal that ranks highest in type that is was bred and owned by the same 4-H member.

Diane Glock of Mifflintown, PA judged the Master Exhibitor Competition. In the Master Exhibitor Competition, members are judged seventy-five percent on their showmanship talents and twenty-five percent on the fitting and cleanliness of their animal. In the senior division, Nathan Oleniacz was named Champion Master Exhibitor, followed by Bryan Castrogiovanni for Reserve Champion. In the junior division, Evan Castrogiovanni was named Champion Master Exhibitor, followed by Trevor Tompkins with the Reserve Champion.

Nathan Oleniacz and Evan Castrogiovanni were both named the winners of the Dave Quick Memorial Award.

Ninety-six head of dairy cattle from Susquehanna County moved on to the Northeast District 4-H Dairy Show in at Harford on August 11.

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A Great Family Day
By Kathy Osterhout, Secy.

It was a beautiful family day at Page’s Lake on Saturday, July 26, when the Blue Ridge Sportsmen sponsored their annual children’s fishing derby. The area was covered with parents and children together, enjoying themselves. What a wonderful sight to see! There was a duck pond for the little ones, and fishing for the older ones, along with lots of prizes.

Many local kids and their parents look forward to the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club’s annual fishing derby, not to mention the fabulous prizes to be won!

Each year, the Blue Ridge Sportsmen sponsor this event for the children of the area, and each year it grows. It helps families get together and enjoy each other.

Parents and kids start asking when and where the event will take place, at the beginning of the summer. They really look forward to it. We start getting donations at the beginning of the summer, and my house and shed look it, you can’t get through. But, I love it! We buy prizes until the day before, it’s like Christmas in July, but more fun! Our carts are full and running over, all with gifts to make the kids happy.

Hot dogs, pizza, chips and soda are the kids’ favorites, and that’s what we have. And then comes the fun. Prizes for the largest fish, smallest fish, and the most fish in all three age groups are won, and the smiles are worth all the work involved.

Thanks to all the workers involved, and for all the donations of gifts and money to purchase gifts. We couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to next year!

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It’s A Girl!

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Magel, Mechanicsburg, PA, announced the birth of their second child, a daughter, Kaitlin Grace, born July 2, 2008 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Mrs. Magel is the former Laura McCawley, daughter of Ann K. McCawley and the late Leo T. McCawley, formerly of Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna.

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Bureau Accepting Calendar  Events

 Events that take place between September 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2008-09 Fall/Winter Calendar of Events.


Any public event that is sponsored by a community or non-profit organization can be submitted for the upcoming calendar free of charge. The events must take place in the Endless Mountains Region ˆ Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.


To get an event in the calendar, log onto the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau website - ˆ and go to the „calendar of events‰ section. There, click on „add event‰ and fill out the online form. Events that have multiple dates must be submitted individually (example: a performance given on Oct. 3, 10, 17, and Nov. 7).


The information will be fed to the bureau via e-mail. Once reviewed, it will be put on the bureau‚s website for immediate viewing by the public. The bureau reserves the right to edit and/or delete any submission.


All events received by the August 4 deadline will be printed in the calendar of events brochure for distribution throughout the Endless Mountains Region, the surrounding area, and to potential visitors that request information on the area. Those events submitted after the deadline will appear on the bureau website only.


Anyone without Internet access can contact the bureau and request a calendar of events form. All events must be submitted online or on the form provided by the bureau to ensure accuracy and complete information.


For more information or to request a form, call the visitors bureau at 836-5431 or 1-800-769-8999.




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Engagement Announced Coleman – Aures

Robert and Donna Coleman of Susquehanna, PA, announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Virginia Victoria Coleman, to Mr. Ryan Gary Aures, son of Gary and Kathy Aures of Buffalo, NY. A spring wedding is planned.


Miss Coleman is a 2006 graduate from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Genetics. She was awarded a Take Five Scholarship from the University of Rochester to study South Pacific Cultures in New Zealand, Tonga, and Australia during the 2006-2007 school year. Miss Coleman is currently pursuing her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences.

Mr. Aures received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Rochester. He is a Systems Engineer.

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