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The Board of Directors of the Susquehanna County Housing Development Corporation are pleased to announce that they have been awarded $3.9 million of Federal Low Income Rental Housing Tax Credits made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to develop 24 units of low income senior housing in Hallstead, PA. Additionally, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has set aside $1.5 million of Agency Penn Homes funds for the development. Members of the Board include: Joe Matis, Chairman; Paul Lukus, Vice-Chairman; Robert Bartron, Treasurer; Jerry Cronk, Secretary and James K. Adams, Member.
Karen Allen, Executive Director attributes the success of the application to the financial support through the county Act 137 monies contributed by County Commissioners Mary Ann Warren, Mike Giangrieco and Leon Allen, the support letters received from Senator Gene Yaw, Senator Lisa Baker, and Representative Sandra Major and the cooperation of the Hallstead Borough Council, Blue Ridge School District and Susquehanna County in approving a tax abatement program over ten years.
The new housing complex, Emerson Southgate Apartments, will be located next to Howard J. Emerson Apartments in Hallstead. A spring 2010 groundbreaking is being planned.
Family and friends of the late Jack Haley, Susquehanna, held their second annual golf tournament at Lake Lorain Golf Course on June 17. The tournament raised $2,500 to support pancreatic cancer early detection and awareness. The money raised was donated to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, a foundation dedicated to finding prevention and cure of this dreaded disease.
Jack, a life long resident of Susquehanna, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just four days before he met his untimely death on October 19, 2007. Jack’s family is working toward a time when a cure will be found for this disease.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women and men in the United States. At the present time there are no screening tools for this deadly disease and unless detected in the earliest stages, there are no effective treatments. The average length of survival is just six months from the day it is diagnosed.
In 2008 Jack’s sister in-law and brother-in-law, Jim and Cathy Herbert Whitney, decided on a Pancreatic Cancer benefit golf tournament to honor Jack as they commemorated their 25th wedding anniversary. This effort raised $2,000 which was donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The family plans to continue this annual event in order to make the public aware of the need for early diagnosis.
The team of Jim Pait, Kevin Kelly and David Passetti toped the 13 teams taking part in the golf tournament.
Bridgid Corrigan, daughter of Barry M. Corrigan and Annette Corrigan of Jackson, PA, will be married to James Redos of Akron, PA on August 22, 2009, at St. Martin Of Tours Roman Catholic Church, Jackson, PA.
James and Bridgid
The Corrigan family moved to Jackson in 1980 from Telford, PA. Bridgid is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School and studied Psychology at Penn State University. She is currently Assistant to the President of Certified Carpet, Inc. of Lancaster, PA and serves on the board of Catholic Workers House in Lancaster. She also serves as a counselor for A Woman’s Concern.
James Redos is the son of John Redos of Renovo, PA and Deborah Clarke of Ephrata, PA. James is a graduate of Bucktail High and has an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts. James served in the Air Force for 3 years in Fire, Search and Rescue division, then the Army for 2 years in Army Counter Intelligence. He currently works as a Sales Associate for Hondru Auto in Manheim, PA.
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