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HomeCounty Living ( March 29, 2023 )

Meals On Wheels Is Honoring Volunteers

In honor of March for Meals, we would like to recognize the outstanding work done by our kind hearted and dedicated site and driver volunteers, without whom the Meals on Wheels Endless Mountains would absolutely cease to function. These giving individuals throughout Susquehanna County continually donate their time, experience, and caring throughout the year to help our center managers prepare and distribute the meals into the surrounding communities.

They have grown familiar with our meal recipients to the point where they each share tidbits of their daily lives with each visit, to add extra warmth to each meal delivery. Their smiles and stories are looked forward to - by the recipients, center managers, and center participants alike. Thank you, volunteers, for so willingly giving a piece of yourself to all of us to treasure!

If you would like to join our team of Meals on Wheels Endless Mountains volunteer drivers and bring some joy to our communities, please reach out to Susquehanna County Volunteer Coordinator Lynne Jenks, at 1-800-637-3746.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging; AmeriCorps; the United Way of Bradford County; the Lycoming County United Way serving Lycoming, Sullivan & Tioga Counties; and the United Way of Susquehanna County. For additional information on Area Agency on Aging services, please call 1-800-982-4346.

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New Milford Rotary Inducts New Members

Submitted by David Palmer, Membership Chair

The New Milford Area Rotary had the pleasure of formally inducting two new members into its ranks on March 2, 2023.

Andrew Granick is the primary member of one of the newest Corporate Memberships of the club, the Susquehanna County Women's Resource Center (WRC). Andrew serves as the Teen Counselor Advocate at the WRC. He is a graduate of Mountain View High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services and Psychology.

The second inductee is Jennifer Allen, owner, and operator of Green Gables Restaurant in New Milford. Jennifer and her husband recently bought the restaurant and decided it should be a corporate member. Jennifer is the primary member of the Corporate Membership.

The New Milford Area Rotary currently consists of 40 members actively serving the community and world and welcomes new membership. Contact information can be found at; or contact David Palmer, Membership Chair at

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PAW Seeks Entries For Student Art Contest

Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) announced that entries are being accepted for its 21st Annual "Protect Our Watersheds" Art Contest. The contest is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in schools served by Pennsylvania American Water, as well as individual students who live in the company's service area. This program encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the importance of protecting water resources across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania American Water recently sent contest information and applications to schools in its service territory, encouraging teachers to promote the contest as a fun and imaginative way to draw students' attention to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's watersheds. As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the importance of watersheds and how to protect them.

Twelve entries will be selected for the 2023 Pennsylvania American Water Protect Our Watersheds calendar. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected from across Pennsylvania to receive bookstore gift cards and a chance for other classroom and school recognitions. Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watershed protection and the ability to communicate that understanding. All entrants will receive a Watershed Champion Certificate.

The deadline for artwork submission is Earth Day, April 22, 2023. Contest rules and entry forms are available on the company's website. High-resolution photos or scanned copies of artwork can also be submitted through the website. For additional information, please contact

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EMHR Opening Mini Grant Applications

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will be distributing Partnership/Mini-Grants again this year to help 501(c)3 non-profit organizations start or complete projects that enhance the heritage value of their respective communities. Public education institutions, counties, municipalities and municipal agencies within the EMHR's coverage area are also eligible for funding. Applications will be accepted from Friday, April 7 through 4:00pm on Monday, May 8.

Qualifying organizations in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties apply each spring to fund projects related to historic preservation, outdoor recreation development, special purpose studies, interpretive way-finding signage, public engagement and educational programming, certain building rehabilitation projects, and environmental conservation. Successful applicants have used the mini-grants for trails projects, park improvements, increasing public access to heritage sites, mural projects, and more. Organizations may also apply for grants to assist with costs of implementation projects.

Applicants must be registered and paying members of the EMHR. Grant amounts can range from $500 to $10,000 with a 100-percent match required. In other words, if the total project cost will be $16,000, the organization can apply for up to $8,000. An applicant's match can be in the form of cash-match or in-kind match, meaning volunteer hours and donated professional services can be utilized.

The EMHR Partnership/Mini-Grants program is made possible with direct support from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. For more information, interested readers should log on to and click on Grants. Questions may be directed to Schools at 570-265-1528 or

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Scholarship For Adult Education

The Wayne County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application window for the 2023 Adult Continuing Education Marshall Scholarship on Wednesday, March 1st. The John E. and Marjorie L. Marshall Scholarship awards scholarships up to $2,000 per person, per year to Wayne County, Pennsylvania residents of any age, who are pursuing training in the fields of Diesel Power Technology; Heavy Equipment Technology and Repair and other related Agricultural/Construction Equipment Repair courses of study. Applicants pursuing programs in Agricultural Sciences or Agri-Business (2 or 4 year programs) may also be considered. Financial need will be a consideration for award.

Applications are open until May 1st and must be submitted online via the Wayne County Community Foundation's application portal, found on the foundation's website:

Please note that scholarships are awarded to the program, university or college that the training provides, not directly to the individual receiving the scholarship.

If you have any questions, please contact

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PennDOT Invites Public Feedback

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced several opportunities for Pennsylvanians to participate in the transportation planning process.

"Transportation needs to work for everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live and no matter how they travel," said Acting PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. "Pennsylvanians' feedback is critical as we plan and prioritize important improvements to our transportation network."

Every two years the State Transportation Commission (STC) and PennDOT update Pennsylvania's 12-Year Program (TYP) and public feedback is a critical part of that process. The public comment period for the TYP update continues through Sunday, April 30. During the public comment period, Pennsylvanians can submit feedback by taking the Transportation Survey or emailing comments to Public feedback and survey results will help identify needs and prioritize transportation projects across the state.

PennDOT will also host an online public forum on Wednesday, April 12, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Pennsylvanians can ask transportation-related questions to PennDOT leadership and members of the STC during the public forum.

To learn more about how transportation projects are planned and funded, visit

Subscribe to statewide PennDOT news and traffic alerts at or choose a region under "Regional Offices." Information about the state's infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at

Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

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Meuser Returns Taxpayer Monies

Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) announced that his office returned $4,028,295 to constituents through casework in 2022. In addition, the office returned another $276,00 to United States Treasury in funds that weren't spent by his office for the fiscal year 2022.

"We run an efficient office, while offering top notch constituent services. We strive to deliver at the highest level in an adept manner, as any good small business should," Meuser stated. "That's our pledge and promise to taxpayers and constituents."

The casework involved working with 17 different agencies resolving disputes ranging from a few hundred dollars to several hundred thousand dollars. The bulk of casework involved resolving stalled Internal Revenue Service tax refunds. Other funds were returned to constituents from agencies including the Social Security Administration, Small Business Administration, and the Veterans Administration.

Meuser's offices handled 2,225 constituent cases in 2022, including 2,091 for specific agencies, 71 commendations and greetings, 65 letters of support for projects and grants and 28 military academy nominations.

"By doing more with less, we are showing Washington that spending can be done in a responsible and pragmatic manner," Meuser added. "Our constituents are always being asked to make sacrifices in their budgets, and we should lead by example."

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Hospice Training At Wayne Memorial

Wayne Memorial Hospital's Hospice team, part of its Home Health Department, is looking for volunteers and offering training on April 22nd and April 29th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm and one evening in May, date to be determined.

When a patient's life expectancy is limited, Wayne Memorial offers comfort just a phone call away. The Hospice team provides a full range of compassionate care for the dying so they may live their lives to the fullest. Volunteers can help both the patient and the team in many ways.

Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death; instead, it eases symptoms of discomfort and offers scientifically advanced pain control, supporting a patient's desire to die with dignity and with as much control as possible in the comfort of their own home. The hospital's multi-disciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers understand how unique the dying process is for everyone involved.

Wayne Memorial offers services in Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, and volunteers from each of these areas are welcome. Those interested must attend all three sessions at the hospital in Honesdale, as well as the hospital's General Volunteer Orientation. If you have time and compassion to share, please call 570-253-8737; or email to enroll by April 10, 2023. There is no cost for the training.

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Courthouse Report

The Susquehanna County DOMESTIC RELATIONS Section has outstanding BENCH WARRANTS for the following individuals as of 8:41am on March 24, 2023. Jack Akers, Lloyd Baker, Jennifer Bogart, James E. Bruno, Lee M. Carter, Shawn Fiorentino, Jeffrey A. Fisk, Scott D. Robinson, Chad Schurr, Jordon M. Shelp, Matthew J. Vercruyssen, Deborah Zimmerman. Please contact the Domestic Relations Section at 570-278-4600 ext. 4050 with any information on the location of these individuals.

DEEDS as of 03-29-23

Fearnley, Dawn M and Fearnley, Robert W to Fowler, Joseph D and Fowler, Bridget L for $94,000.00 in Bridgewater Township.

Farnham, Colleen Anne (Estate) to Farnham, Cara Anne and Farnham, Jacob Patrick for $1.00 in Lenox Township.

Smith, Alice Tewksbury (Estate AKA) and Smith, Alice T (Estate) to Volk Family Limited Partnership for $301,001.00 in Auburn Township.

Butler, Henry T Jr (Estate) to Butler, Lynn C for $1.00 in Harford Township.

Knotts, Clare (Estate AKA) and Knotts, Clare J (Estate) to Knotts, Donald S and Maurer, Joanne and O'Hara, Clare Jane for $1.00 in Gibson Township.

Buongiorne, James and Buongiorne, Thomas to Cooker, Barbara and Buongiorne, Nancy for $1.00 in Harford Township.

Guirastante, Bonnie L (By Atty AKA) and Guirastante, Bonnie (By Atty) to Schmidt, Levi and Schmidt, Keilah and Schmidt, Todd and Schmidt, Jennifer for $235,000.00 in New Milford Township.

Peitso, Richard C and Peitso, Lorraine A and Peitso, Leah L (AKA) and Peitso, Leah (AKA) and Peitso, Leah Lynne to Bremer Hof Owners Inc for $100.00 in Herrick Township.

Johnson, William H and Johnson, Janice L to Johnson, William H for $1.00 in Franklin Township.

Thomas, Haydn R (Trust By Trustees) to Thomas, Lisa A (Trust) and Thomas, Thomas R (Trust) for $1.00 in Great Bend Township.

Thomas, Haydn R (Trust By Trustees) to Thomas, Lisa A (Trust) and Thomas, Thomas R (Trust) for $1.00 in Great Bend Township.

Thomas, Haydn R (Trust By Trustees) to Thomas, Lisa A (Trust) and Thomas, Thomas R (Trust) for $1.00 in Great Bend Township.

Thomas, Haydn R (Trust By Trustees) to Thomas, Lisa A (Trust) and Thomas, Thomas R (Trust) for $1.00 in Great Bend Township.

Thomas, Haydn R (Trust By Trustees) to Thomas, Lisa A (Trust) and Thomas, Thomas R (Trust) for $1.00 in Great Bend Township.

Marvin, Glenda to Bubier, Teresa for $92,500.00 in Hallstead Borough.

Meeks, Robert T (Estate) to Transue, Cassie for $155,000.00 in Ararat Township.

O'Donnell, Theresa (AKA) and O'Donnell, Theresa M to OFL LLC for $1.00 in Gibson Township.

Fair Hill Real Estate LLC to Clark, John and Stone, Shannon for $130,000.00 in Great Bend Township.

Everitt, Reuben G and Everitt, Elizabeth A to Everitt, Reuben G and Everitt, Elizabeth A for $1.00 in Silver Lake Township.

Bondurant, Kenneth L to Morales, John Anthony for $310,000.00 in New Milford Borough.

MacDonald, Graham E Jr to MacDonald, Linda (Estate) for $1.00 in Dimock Township.

Hawley, Robert L and Hawley, Corrine R to Hawley, Andrew J and Hawley, Nicole M for $1.00 in Forest Lake Township.

Kirchmeier, Anna M (Estate) to Oral Roberts University and Trinity Broadcasting Network and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for $1.00 in Auburn Township.

Cowley, Joanne to Alessi, Aaron and Alessi, Alivia for $260,000.00 in Clifford Township.

Irion, Willard W Jr and Irion, Sandra C to Barnes Real Estate Holdings LLC for $50,000.00 in Montrose.

Sadlon, Michael A and Sadlon, Susan to Stutzman, Christopher Brian for $285,000.00 in Harford Township.

Mineral and Royalty: Sequoia Energy LLC to Peterson, Jon for $100.00, two locations in Bridgewater Township.

McCain, Paul R and McCain, Christine to McCain, Jeffrey S and McCain, Joanne M for $1.00 in Great Bend Borough.

Hukill, John D and Hukill, Jay Rowland to Parisi, Jennie and Reid, Darryl for $318,000.00 in Clifford Township.

Stoddard, Benjamin M and Stoddard, Gretchen to Chamberlain, Danielle for $302,000.00 in Choconut Township.

Brickett, Dorothy H to Connelly, Keith for $1.00 in Liberty Township.

White, Ronald A (Estate) to White, Patricia A for $1.00 in Springville Township.

Rogers, Betty L to Mazzotta, Deanna for $87,000.00 in Bridgewater Township.

Zefran, Louis Joseph Jr and Zefran, Patricia Ann to Zefran, Mark L and Zefran, Michael L and Kimmerle, Kerry A for $1.00 in Forest City.

Zefran, Louis and Zefran, Patricia to Zefran, Mark L and Zefran, Michael L and Kimmerle, Kerry A for $1.00 in Forest City.

Sparrow Associates LP to Ownes, Robert M Jr and Ownes, Karen M for $225,505.00 in Jessup Township.

Corrective: Torney, Mary S (AKA) and Torney, Mary L and Circle T Family Limited Partnership to Clark, Jordan for $1.00 in Jessup Township.

Giordano, Vincent B (Estate) and Giordano, Vincent B (Trust By Trustee) to Giordano, Norryce G for $1.00 in Choconut Township.

Penrith, Adrian L and Penrith, Holly A to Dixon, Ethan for $35,000.00 in Susquehanna.

Mineral: Wirthmore LLC to Emil J Wirth Company LLC for $100,000.00, six locations in Rush Township and four in Auburn Township.

Dooley, Michael and Dooley, Liza to Dooley, Liza for $1.00 in Jackson Township.

Entrot, David M Sr (Estate AKA) and Entrot, David Sr (Estate AKA) and Entrot, David (Estate) to Entrot, David M Jr for $1.00 in New Milford Borough.

Corrective: B&D Brothers LLC to Carpenter, Steven and Carpenter, Shari for $239,900.00 in New Milford Township.

Deady, Stephen M and Deady, Lisa M to 1749 Wrighter Lake LLC for $125,000.00 in Thompson Township.

Finkel, Lynne E and Buccino, Donna M and Judge, William B Jr to Haystack Minerals LLC and Bridge Materials LLC for $75,000.00 in Rush Township.

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