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American Pickers To Film In Area

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Pennsylvania. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout our area in November, 2019.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique "picking" on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America's past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they've never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:; or call 855-OLD-RUST.

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Barnes Kasson Opens New Clinic

Pictured above (l-r) are: Sara Armetta, MaryAnn Warren, Sara Adornato, Joelle Napolitano, Charles Aliano, Louis Mulowski, Dr. Kirk Hinkley, Patrick Ahearn, David Passetti, Jodi Macleod, Dr. Pravinchandra Patel, Brandea Sparks, Kelli Kane, Lisa Callender, Dr. Bhupendra Patel, Jack Kane, Bob Burns at a grand opening ceremony of the new Barnes Kasson Hospital Hallstead Family Health Clinic.

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SCDA Sponsors Community Event

Submitted by Valerie Senese

Every Friday night the Borough of Susquehanna will have an event for the community with weather permitting through the season. These free events will be held in the Borough Parking lot on 83 Erie Boulevard in Susquehanna. The venues change weekly with something new each week. On Friday the 6th of September the venue provided Harper Hill Crafts, Franks Honey, Maple Syrup, fresh baked goods, affordable concessions, Art Therapy table and more.

This year the venue is free, and all the money made by the vendors was theirs to keep. The goal of a free venue this year is to inspire local businesses and demonstrators as the town begins having regular events. People came down to grab a bite to eat, peruse the vendors, participate at the art table and enjoy the free music by Tangerine Dreams. This event was hosted by the SCDA( Susquehanna Community Development Association) and their vision to have a steady stream of events for residents to enjoy. For more details on future events check out Susquehanna PA Happenings on Facebook and the "Whats Happening" section of the Susquehanna County Transcript. If you would like to be a vendor or provide music, crafts, concessions or games please contact the activities director at (607) 483-1571.

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Gliddens Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Chuck and Linda) Glidden will be observing their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. The Glidden's were married in the Emmaus Moravian Church in Emmaus, PA.

Well-known residents of Susquehanna, Chuck has been involved in the Susquehanna Fire Department after having witnessed the merging of our two volunteer fire companies, Erie Hose #1 and Chemical Engine #1 in years past. He was also on the Veterans Memorial Bridge Committee, served on the Administrative Board of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church and was its auditor. Chuck is also a lifetime member of the Stone Bridge Lions Club. His experiences in the Armed Forces, as well as his education, helped him advance in his career and make positive contributions to their beloved community. Chuck received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Penn State University. He met his wife, Linda while attending Penn State. Chuck has "worn many hats" over the years, serving in the Army at an Air Missle Defense Site in Northern Maine. He was a First Lieutenant prior to his discharge in 1964. He and Linda moved to Delaware to work for the Bartlett Tree Co. and then became a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance, moving to South Bound Brook, New Jersey. This position ultimately led Chuck and Linda to return to his old hometown, and he ran the Little and Nelson Insurance Agency until his retirement.

Linda and Chuck raised their two sons, Scott (Jeannye) and David (Robin). She eventually substituted for awhile within the Susquehanna Community School District where she became a dedicated full time teacher within the Title 1 Math Program. They are extremely proud Grandparents as they are blessed with four Granddaughters. The Glidden's are both Penn State Grads as well as die-hard Penn State Fans.

Please join their Church family extending best wishes by a Card Shower. Please send your Congratulations to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glidden, Oakland Heights Apt. Complex, 32 Third Avenue, Apt. 6, Susquehanna, PA 18847.

Congratulations Chuck and Linda!

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Room Tax Grant Deadline Set

Non-profit organizations in Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties have until September 25 to submit a pre-application for the 2019 Room Tax Grant program with the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.

Completed applications must be postmarked on or before September 25 in order to qualify for potential funding.

These local organizations are encouraged to apply for money through the grant program to help fun special events or exhibits, marketing and promotional projects, historical preservation projects, and wayfinding aides.

Complete instructions and the grant pre-application can be found on the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau website ( at the bottom of the homepage under 'Media Information'. It is also available at the visitors bureau's office at 5405 State Route 6, Tunkhannock, or calling 570-836-5431.

Questions about the grant process and pre-application can be directed to the bureau's executive director, Jean Ruhf at: or 570-836-5431.

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Towners Step Down As Penn Can Promoters

Chad and Kristen Towner have made the difficult decision to step aside as the promoters of the Penn Can Speedway, effective immediately. The Towners took over as promoters of the Susquehanna County oval track just before the start of the 2018 season when the track had an uncertain future. The first-time promoters led the track through a successful 2018 season and returned for 2019. This season has been a trying one for the Towners financially with many events being hindered by items out of the promoter's control. Late notice of the cancellation of key sponsorship for the 2019 King of the Can, which was scheduled for September 27 and 28, has contributed to the need to cancel this event for the 2019 season.

Under Towner's promotion, the track looked to reconnect to the local community and engage the fan base with many themed nights throughout the season. Penn Can led the Southern Tier in giveaways over the last two seasons. Chad Towner founded the Jeff Boughton Memorial which payed tribute to the longtime supporter and neighbor to the speedway. Along with an eye to more fan interaction the Towners kept in touch with the roots of the speedway. The Pappy Beavan Memorial combined with Hall of Fame inductions saw large crowds as the heroes of the track's past were honored. The most successful event during the Towners era at the track was the 2018 edition King of the Can, which featured two action packed nights of racing.

Penn Can Speedway, which is located just outside of Susquehanna Pennsylvania on Route 171, was founded and built by Pappy Beavan. With the Towners stepping down, the members of the Beavan family that now own the Penn Can Speedway will eye the future of the 3/8-mile dirt track that has held auto racing events since 1959. With plans for the 2020 racing season still being formulated and preparation work needing to be done at the facility this fall, all serious potential promoters and sponsors should contact the family at their earliest convenience via email at:

The family seeks a promoter that will continue the rich racing history of the track. All resumes should include plans for the future of the track, along with references and contact information.

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Warren Announces Community Outreach

MaryAnn Warren, Susquehanna County Commissioner will meet with residents on Thursday, September 19th, 1 - 3pm at Elegante's Restaurant, Main Street, Forest City and 5 - 7pm at the New Milford Twp. Bldg., State Route 11, New Milford. MaryAnn would like to hear if you have concerns or suggestions regarding Susquehanna County. No appointment is necessary.

Warren's office number is 570-278-6604 if you would like to schedule an appointment for another time.

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United Way Kicks Off 2019-20 Campaign

Submitted by Kim Merithew, Director of Corporate and Community Giving

Tom and Kristen Follert have been named co-chairs of the 2019-2020 United Way of Susquehanna County Annual Campaign.

The Follerts are deeply involved in the regional community and they are strong supporters of and advocates for the mission of United Way of Susquehanna County.

United Way Director of Corporate and Community Giving/Kim Merithew said the dedication to improving the region which the Follert's exhibit make them natural leaders for the annual campaign, aimed at building community participation in United Way's Helping Children Do Well movement, which is focused on improving academic readiness, childhood wellness, mentorship and family stability in Susquehanna County.

"Tom and Kristen bring great energy to everything they set out to do and are passionate about helping children and families," Merithew said. "They understand that the United Way's work is vital to our community and we are thrilled that they've enthusiastically seized the challenge of leading our 2019 Annual Campaign."

United Way of Susquehanna County's 2019-2020 campaign will kick off on Wednesday, September 25th, with its Raise the Bar Celebrity Bartender celebration at Chet's Place in Union Dale from 6 - 8pm with the public welcome. Visit web page for event details and names of this year's participating celebrity bartenders.

"I saw the important work which United Way of Susquehanna County is doing to improve the lives of children and their families and had to get involved," Tom Follert said. "United Way is already touching the lives of so many children in need in our community, and I'm determined to do all I can to advance its objective of helping children do well and the programs and initiatives it supports."

As one of the founding members of the Chocolate and Wine Festival which was recently entrusted to United Way of Susquehanna County to carry on the tradition of this much loved community event, Tom Follert recognized the natural alliance with United Way which is committed to continue investing event proceeds directly back into funding nonprofit agencies and signature programs that serve Susquehanna County residents.

Kristen Follert is the Director of Quality Assurance for NEPA Community Health Center where she is responsible for overseeing the quality management and quality improvement programs for the healthcare organization. Follert said she is a passionate advocate for the community.

 "The work of United Way of Susquehanna County is vital to our community," Kristen Follert said. "But with 81% of children under age 5 living in economically disadvantage circumstances in Susquehanna County, everyone who is interested in our future and in improving the lives of children in poverty needs to support them as well."

The Follerts shared they will work hard to make sure everyone in the community knows about the progress United Way is making, and urge them to help.

The Follerts reside in Montrose with their three children.

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Preserving Fall Fruit Sessions

Did you know you can take your favorite fruits and preserve them for later? You can pickle fruit, turn it into flavored cordials or freeze them in butter to top your French toast or pancakes. Join Charlene Wildes, Naturalist and Environmental Educator with over 30 years of experience and learn how to incorporate preserved fruit into your recipes, taste a few samples, have a sip, then make your favorite to take home. These make great gifts and recipes will be available.

Preserving Fall Fruit will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Church Street in Montrose and offers 2 sessions: Saturday, September 28, 10:00am (session 1) and September 28, 1:00pm (session 2). This program is being offered through the Montrose Area Adult School. Please indicate on the registration form which session you plan on attending. Fee: $5. Please include $8 materials fee for each sample you wish to make and take home.

To register visit Montrose Area Adult School: Click the Classes link. You can print out a registration form under the how to register section. Simply mail the form to the Montrose Area Adult School. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated.

For more information or help registering call or email the Montrose Area Adult School at:, or call (570) 432-0184.

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Courthouse Report

Bench Warrants

The Susquehanna County DOMESTIC RELATIONS Section has outstanding BENCH WARRANT'S for the following individuals as of 10:27am September 13, 2019: Antonio L. Alcantara, Duane M. Aldrich, Brett F. Barnes, Christina L. Birchard, Lee M. Carter, Brandon J. Cicon, Cody J. Croop, Austin D. Depew, Nathasha Everett, Benjamin D. Fassett, Jeremy W. Hall, Robert W. Hobbs, Jean M. Larson, John R. Martin IV, Lawrence M. McGuire, David N. Miller, Richard A. Murphy III, Vincent J. Petriello, Jeffery T. Pilcher, Bruce A. Schurr, Toby Sparks, Kyle D. Wilbur. Please contact the Domestic Relations Section at 570-278-4600 ext. 4050 with any information on the location of these individuals.


Vergari, Paul P and Vergari, Karen to Vergari, Christopher P for $1.00 in Herrick Township.

Oakes, Robert Louis and Oakes, Phyllis to Oakes, Michele L for $1.00 in Jessup Township.

Slocum, Dale and Slocum, Joan (Estate) and Lillibridge, Gregory to CMA Land Co LLC for $125,000.00 in Harmony Township.

Owens, Machelle I (Estate) and Kochmer, Joseph Paul Jr (Estate) Kochmer, Rachel (Estate) and Kochmer, Scott and Kochmer, Robert and Owens, Machelle I to Owens, Machelle I and Owens, William and Kochmer, Joseph Paul Jr and Kochmer, Diane and Kochmer, Robert W for $1.00 in Clifford Township.

Poulsen, Carl and Poulsen, Julieta to Gauthier, Louis and Gauthier, Jennifer for $101,000.00 in Auburn Township.

Siefried, Joseph L Sr and Siefried, Margaret Ann to Siefried, Joseph L Sr and Siefried, Margaret Ann and Siefried, John-Raymond for $1.00 in New Milford Township.

CitiMortgage Inc to Mountainview Trust for $25,500.00 in Brooklyn Township.

Creller, Robert P and Creller, Linda M to Respol Oil & Gas USA LLC for $120,000.00 in Apolacon Township.

Warren, Maureen to Warren, Nelson J for $1.00 in Harford Township.

Warren, Nelson J and Warren, Donna Marie to Warren, Nelson J (Trustee) and Warren, Donna Marie (Trustee) for $1.00 in Harford Township.

Francisco, Joan to Francisco Family Trust of 2019 for $1.00 in Brooklyn Township.

Lynch, Eleanor M (Estate) to KRM Management for $65,000.00 in Little Meadows Borough.

Latwinski, Edward S Jr (Estate AKA) and Latwinski, Edward Jr (Estate AKA) and Latwinski, Edward (Estate) to Latwinski, Edward III and Latwinski, Dennis and Latwinski, Gerald and Latwinski, Ronald for $1.00 in Clifford Township.

Latwinski, Edward S Jr (Estate AKA) and Latwinski, Edward Jr (Estate AKA) and Latwinski, Edward (Estate) to Latwinski, Edward III and Latwinski, Dennis and Latwinski, Gerald and Latwinski, Ronald for $1.00 in Clifford Township.

Vanderport, Carl L and Vanderport, Stacy L to Vanderport, Carl L and Vanderport, Stacy L for $1.00 in Little Meadows Township.

Montrose Hillbillies IV LP and Newhart, Lawrence E and Newhart, Susan G to Kasten, Mark W and Kasten, Sherry L for $1.00 in Franklin Township.

Robert A Stankiewicz (Trust) and Beverly D Stankiewicz to Hollenbeck, Devin R for $1.00 in Bridgewater Township.

Potter, Jeffrey S (By Sheriff) and Potter, Marcia Ann (By Sheriff AKA) and Potter, Marcia A (By Sheriff) to Federal National Mortgage Association for $2,808.52 in Susquehanna.

Brassett, Ian J to Suraci, Nicholas J for $137,000.00 in Ararat Township.

Maple Highlands LLC to Country Roads of Uniondale LLC for $315,000.00 in Herrick Township.

Taylor, Robert G and Taylor, Susan Mary Moore to Country Roads of Uniondale LLC for $110,000.00 in Herrick Township.

Southard, John L Sr (Estate) and Southard, John L Jr and Southard, Cynthia Deborah to Lamarca, Cataldo and Lamarca, Michelle for $60,000.00 in Middletown Township.

Gould, Nelson L Sr and Gould, Virginia L to Galusha, Deborah and Galusha, Brett for $1.00 in New Milford Township.

Guerriero, James R and Hammer, Rosalind to Hayes, Merri L and Sturtevant, Scott J for $62,000.00 in Silver Lake Township.

Bombas, Carol and Bombas, Anthony to Fairweather, Joan and Fairweather, Charles for $1.00 in Herrick Township.

Haney, Edward J (Estate) to Moyer, Frank Jr for $5,000.00 in Rush Township.

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