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Bicentennial Plans Moving Forward
Community Bank Provides For Pre-School Scholarships
4-H Club News Borderline
It’s A Boy!
Society Conducting Membership Drive
Shaping Up In The Comfort Of Home
Webelos Learn About Local Government

Bicentennial Plans Moving Forward
By Carole M. Canfield

The New Milford Borough and New Milford Township Bi-Centennial Committee announced that the plans for the August 7 –9 bi-centennial celebration are well underway, as the event is fast approaching.

The celebration will be in conjunction with New Milford Borough’s “Hometown Days” festivities, as well as Montrose’s Blueberry Festival.

According to schedule, Friday night, August 7 will be the “kick-off” of the celebration, with a non-denominational blessing in the park, followed by music from “The Buddy Spencer Band” in the gazebo, tentatively from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 8, will be festive with a 5K race, breakfast, crafters and various vendors, including a beard contest, The Sea Scout Museum and Castle, as well as a car show and much more.

Bill Flynn, well known disc jockey, 100.5, will be on hand from 5-9 p.m. with a walking microphone.

Polka lovers will be pleasantly surprised with the appearance of “Stanky and the Coal Miners” Polka Band.

The evening will be concluded with a fireworks display at the Blue Ridge High School, after dark.

Sunday’s festivities are planned to open with a church service, breakfast, the continuing car show, tentative memorial cycle rides, vendors and other activities.

Officer Bill Grace is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 appearance.

The Sea Scout Museum, Ron Hall’s Castle, will still be on hand, with an evening Sock Hop at Green Gables Pavilion.

The above is just a small glimpse of what will be available, there are numerous other activities being penciled in constantly. A parade is being planned, and historical tours are also on the agenda.

Help is needed for several areas of the planning and organizational sides of the celebration, including interviewers, help writing New Milford History from 1960-2009, photographs, post cards, maps, etc., and help with running the events.

Sponsors, vendors and donations are welcome, with advertising available in all price categories.

More information can be found at; or by contacting Ken Bondurant 570-465-7527, or Linda Baroni at 570-465-2712.

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Community Bank Provides For Pre-School Scholarships

For the fourth year in a row Community Bank & Trust, headquartered in Clarks Summit, has donated $25,000 to the Pre-School Scholarship Program for low- to moderate-income families administered by The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties. To date for the current school year, 86 students are attending 15 pre-schools in The Community Foundation’s two-county service area, and a total of $40,000 in scholarship assistance has been provided.

Pictured (l-r) are Community Foundation President Peter Quigg, and Community Bank and Trust Executive Vice President William Boyle.

In the six years The Community Foundation has administered pre-K scholarships, nearly 300 students attending 17 schools have received over $270,000.00 in tuition assistance. The K-12 scholarship program has granted another 500 scholarships for various schools and programs throughout the area. More information about this and other projects of The Community Foundation may be found at

With the recent downturn in the economy, more families have come to rely on these scholarships for access to early childhood education. Foundation President Peter Quigg, states, “The dependability of Community Bank & Trust has helped us to consistently fund these scholarships, and the families have been very appreciative. In some cases, children might not be able to attend school without this assistance.”

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4-H Club News Borderline

The Borderline 4-H Club held its organizational meeting on February 25 at the home of 4-H Leader Rick Stewart, located near Friendsville. 4-H members completed their 2009 project enrollment forms, and received pins for their number of years completed in 4-H.

The following officers were elected for 2009: President, Nicole Holofchak; Vice President, Shelby Stewart; Secretary, Nicole O’Dell.

Two new members joined the club, they are James Hendrickson and Zeb Swartly. This brings the Borderline membership to twelve. Other 4-H members include: Amanda Atkinson, Ben Hayes, Jacob Hayes, Nicole Holofchak, Jacob Hottle, Nicole O’Dell, Ben PettyJohn, Shelby Stewart, Travis Stewart, and Brandon Weaver. The club also discussed ideas for community service projects, fundraisers, and other possible club activities.

News Reporter: Nicole O’Dell

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It’s A Boy!

Jason Eromenok and Kristin Briggs of Susquehanna, PA announced the birth of their son, Jason Daniel Eromenok. He was born at Wilson Hospital September 1, 2008, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Jason, Kristin, and Jason Daniel.

Jason Daniel was welcomed by maternal grandparents Dan and Sheila Briggs, great-grandmothers Shirley Trumper and Letha Briggs, all of Deposit and Uncle Danny and Uncle Ryan.

He was also welcomed by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Eromenok of Clifton, NJ, Mr. and Mrs. Lance Shelp of Susquehanna, PA, great-grandparents Luigi Aversa of Belleville, NJ, Shirley Aversa of Susquehanna, PA, Laura Eromenok of Clifton, NJ, and Uncle Steven and Uncle Matt.

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Society Conducting Membership Drive
Submitted By Sandra Wilmot, President

The Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc. is currently conducting a membership drive for 2009. Funds collected will help complete the Hoover School renovation project.

A bell tower has been assembled, and awaits better weather to be mounted atop the school. A memorial fund, established by the Pete Marcho family, made the construction of the bell tower possible. Agnes and Bernard Brozonis have donated the use of the original bell. After being silent for over 60 years, soon the sound of the old bell will echo through the countryside once more.

Many volunteers have enthusiastically donated time and expertise to this project. A matching grant of $10,000 from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Inc. has been a real budget stretcher for the society. The major donation recently received from Adams Cable Service, plus proceeds from our membership drive will, hopefully, put us over the top so we can complete this unique community project.

If you would like to be part of the historical society’s efforts, membership forms are available in many local businesses, on the web at, or by contacting Mary Hoehing at 222-4053, P.O. Box 442, Clifford, PA 18413.

The Clifford Twp. Historical Society has been blessed with great volunteers. Members are always invited to become actively involved with the society, but if that is not possible, we would ask that our members help spread the word about the society’s goals and events. We like to think of our society as a small organization that does big things. The directors, officers and volunteers have worked hard to gain your respect. We hope you will support our efforts with your membership.

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Shaping Up In The Comfort Of Home

(NewsUSA) - If fitness is one of your New Year's resolutions, there's good news – your options have never been greater or more affordable. With many companies producing equipment and programming for the home exerciser, it's now possible to get a high-quality workout in the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule.

The challenge, of course, is setting yourself up for success; it's easy to put off exercise when you just don't feel like getting off the couch.

To help you get into a home exercise routine that you can commit to, Stott Pilates offers these tips.

Set an exercise schedule – then stick to it. Create a workout schedule that works with your lifestyle and preferences. If you have energy to spare in the evenings, do your workouts then. Or, exercise before the workday starts if you're an early-bird.

Find an uncluttered space. Make sure you have enough room for your workout. Lie down on the floor and make a snow angel by extending your arms and legs diagonally. If you don't bump into anything, you've got enough room.

Start off slow. Forcing yourself to do an hour-long workout when you're used to 10 minutes of exercise at a time is likely to turn you off quickly. Start with 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week, and you'll be amazed how quickly your body is ready for more.

Vary your exercises. Pick up a few exercise DVDs so you can change your routine regularly and prevent boredom. Consider trying a new form of exercise, like Pilates, as a low-impact way to increase your strength, reduce stress and improve flexibility.

Use fitness accessories that multi-task. Toning balls, stability balls and flex-bands are affordable and can be used in multiple ways, giving you more exercise bang for your buck.

Be patient. While it will take several weeks of consistent activity to see results, know that your body is benefiting from every single workout.

Stott Pilates products are sold at CVS pharmacy stores nationwide and online at

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Webelos Learn About Local Government

Webelos I and II (fourth and fifth graders) from Cub Scout Pack 81, Susquehanna, learned about how their local government works from the Susquehanna Boro Council at a mock council meeting on February 13. The boys are working on citizenship requirements for their Webelos Badge and Belt Loops. Pictured (l-r) are: Councilman Bill Iveson, Brandyn Belvedere, Shawn Anderson, Robert Murphy, Councilman Roy Williams, Susquehanna Police Officer Xi, Alan Anderson, Tyler Seidel, Carl Staffer, Brandon Staffer, Ben Gail, Martin Seidel. For more information on joining Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, contact the Baden-Powell Council at (607) 648-7888.

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