Community Corner

Relay team to hold Hoss’s fundraiser

Ralph Albert’s Relay For Life team will hold a fundraiser on Thursday at Hoss’s, Steak and Sea House, 1954 E. Third St.

Hoss’s will donate 20 percent of sales to the Relay team when the customer presents a voucher when ordering.

Contact Sherry Paul at to receive a voucher.

All money will benefit the Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.

Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt

ROTE – The Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Long Run Park.

The club also is asking the public to bring a canned good or non-perishable item to the event, if they wish, to support the current food drive project, the Food Pantry at the Mackeyville United Methodist Church, although this is not a condition of entry. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be sections for kids up to age 10 and chances to win a photograph with the Easter Bunny.

Top prizes also will be awarded in each category.

Anyone with questions about the Easter egg hunt can contact project chairperson Bill Henning at 726-3566.

Warrior Run Petcare Easter Bone Hunt

WATSONTOWN – Warrior Run Petcare, 2410 Eighth St. Drive, will hold their annual Easter Bone Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event is free and will include biscuits for all dogs and many special prizes.

They will have divisions for puppies, small and large dogs and also will have prizes for dogs in costume.

Dog owners are asked to bring a basket for their dog’s biscuits and all dogs must be on a leash. Store discounts and tours of the facility also will be available. For more information, call 538-2393.

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Milton Rotary Club casino night

WATSONTOWN – The 11th annual Milton Rotary casino night is set for 7 to 11 p.m. today at the Watson Inn.

The evening features black jack, poker, roulette, craps, horse racing and more games. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. That includes admission, refreshments, and crazy cash to gamble with. There will be cash bar available.

At the end of the evening, winnings are converted into tickets that you can use for the auction.

Other than a grill and wine rack, there is a wide number of prizes.

They include a kindle with leather case; a half hour skyride from the Penn Valley airport; one night stay at Best Western-Country Inn and Suites and dinner at Damons; two T-shirts autographed by Penn State Wrestling Coach Cael Sanderson; two flower arrangements from Andrees Flowers and Gifts; dinner for two and a jacuzzi suite at the Watson Inn ($270 value); $50 gift certificate from Fedder’s Jewelry; one night stay at the Hampton Inn, Danville and Comfort Inn, New Columbia. Also, a $30 gift certificate from River House Brew Pub; three-month membership at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA; family membership at the Milton Community Pool; autographed ball by Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzi; two 2008 five quarter uncirculated sets; and numerous other prizes.

Tickets are available from Milton Rotary Club members and at the door.

Health fair at Lock Haven University

LOCK?HAVEN – A Community and Campus Health Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Student Recreation Center, Railroad St., Lock Haven University.

The public is invited to the free event which will feature over 40 exhibitors and vendors, a DUI safety simulator and health programs. Parking is available at the Student Recreation Center.

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Quilt Guild to hold meeting

PENNSDALE – The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road.

Judith Gunter will present “Fabric, Fun and the First Ladies.”

The lecture is free to members and a $5 for non-members.

Gunter also will teach a workshop, “Bevy of Borders,” Saturday at the church.

For more information on the workshop, call Maggie Shaw at 326-1175.

For more information about the guild, call 547-1940 or visit susqval

Ladies Auxiliary to hold flea market

AVIS – The Avis Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spring flea market and craft show at the fire hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There will be tables of various sale items, baked goods, a Chinese auction, sausage sandwiches and other food items.

Some vendors include Tastefully Simple, jewelry, candles, crafts, home-made Easter candy and flea market items.

There are still spaces available. An 8-foot table rental costs $20.

For more information or to rent a space, call Terri at 753-8759.

Historical Society looking for vendors

LOGANTON – The Sugar Valley Historical Society will host their Good Ole Days at Booneville Campgrounds on May 11 and are looking for vendors.

There is no charge to set up. Vendors are being asked to donate one item for sale for use in a silent auction.

Any group interested should contact Yvonne Weaver at yweaver@ or 725-3438.

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‘Starting a small business’ workshop at LHU

LOCK HAVEN – The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will be holding a “First Step for Starting a Small Business” workshop on Friday at the LHU Small Business Development Center, 301 W. Church St.

The workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan and exploring financing options. The discussion leaders for the workshop are the members of the SBDC staff.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.

The presenters will cover topics every hopeful business owner should know – the basics of establishing a business idea, feasibility, marketing research and strategies, how to discover which regulations and licensing would apply to your business and how to create your business plan to obtain financing and more.

For more information and to register for the workshop, call the SBDC at 484-2589 or visit

The registration fee for the First Step course is $20. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

Post W.T.P.A. to hold luncheon meeting

Post W, Williamsport, Travelers Protective Association of America, will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1954 E. Third St.

Volunteers are needed to make AYSO run smoothly and give children the best soccer experience. No previous soccer experience is required.

If interested in volunteering, visit and fill out a volunteer application.

For more information, contact Amanda Johns at tajohns8486 or call 337-2382.

Muncy Garden Club to hold meeting

MUNCY – The Muncy Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at the St James Parish Hall, 215 South Main St.

For the meeting of the year we will be viewing a video of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in joining the Muncy Garden Club is encouraged to attend.

Church to hold lunch for retirees

Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., will serve a free lunch for retirees at noon on Friday.

All retirees are welcome. Free will donations will be accepted and blood pressure screenings will be provided.

Jersey Shore Garden Club to host program

MIFFLINBURG – The Jersey Shore Garden Club will have their first program of 2013 at noon Thursday.

It will be held at the Country Farm and Home Garden Center and will include a luncheon catered by the Carriage Corner restaurant.

The program “Color Your World” will be presented by Keith Phelps, owner of the garden center.

He has the greenhouse decorated for spring. The Susquehanna Garden Club also will be present.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Lois Kline at 398-1206 or Barb Hall at 326-4719. The club meets at the First United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore.

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Loyalsock Garden Club to hold monthly meeting

The Loyalsock Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave.

Myra Kittle will conduct a workshop on how to create an indoor winter garden. Members should bring a container. All other supplies will be provided.

Hostesses for the evening will be Pat Chestnut, Erdean White, Cathy Bierly and Eva Pellegrino.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to hold March meeting

WELLSBORO – The march meeting of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will be held at 7 p.m. night at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

After a business meeting and a show-and-tell of members’ recent quilt projects, long-time guild member Marjory Harris, from Armenia Mountain, will present a trunk show of the many quilts she has made.

The guild’s annual spring retreat is scheduled for March 21 to 24 at Watson Homestead.

National lecturer, Gayleen Fitzgerald, will do a full day workshop on today.

All meetings are open to the public. Quilters of all abilities are invited to join the guild at any time. For more information visit the guild website at www.mountainlaurel or call Brenda at 724-7837.

Muncy Public Library announces activity schedule

The Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main St., Muncy, announced the following schedule of activities for the month of March and into April. All activities require registration to join:

Preschool Storytime: 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, March 20 through April 10, ages 4 to 6 years, includes reading stories, crafts, movement activities and songs.

Transition Train Storytime: 7 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 through April 11, ages 3 to 4 with caregivers, storytime for those not quite of pre-school age.

Early Bird Toddler Tales: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Fridays, March 22 through April 12, ages 1 to 3 years with caregivers, repetitive music and movement, familiar stories and songs, and open-play.

Kite-Making Workshop: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 23, all ages, make and decorate individual kites.

Registration is required for all activities. To register or get more information call 546-5014.

Williamsport Herb Guild to hold meeting

“Herbs That Attract Butterflies” will be the topic at the guild meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St.

Speaker will be Sandy Murray, master gardener and Herb Guild member. Come and find out which caterpillars are found on dill or fennel will turn into a butterfly.

Recipes for the herbs also will be provided. The meeting is open to the public.

Community Corner

Susquehanna Health to hold cancer awareness event

Dr. Vivek Kumar, Susquehanna Health gastroenterology specialist, and Tina Carter, registered nurse and manager of Susquehanna Health’s Digestive Disease Center, will offer a free, informative session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall, Muncy.

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in our community. With early detection and diagnosis, the cure rate is 95 percent.

Attendees will learn what they can do to help detect colorectal cancer and how early detection and treatment can lead to excellent results.

Registration for the event is required due to limited seating. Free colorectal home screening kits will be provided to all registered attendees. Call 877-883-4791 to register.

The event is co-sponsored by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

NAMI to sponsor educational program

NAMI Lycoming is sponsoring a free 12 week educational program for family members, partners and friends of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder.

A series of 12 weekly classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday nights from April 1 through 24 at the Sharwell Building, 200 East St.

Contact Rae Weber to register at 326-7895. Space is limited.

NAMI also will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at Robert M. Sides, 201 Mulberry St.

The topic will be medications and treatment for schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Terri Calvert, psychiatrist.

Community Corner

Dance Society to hold dance

The Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society will sponsor a St. Patrick’s Day ballroom dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today at Divine Providence Auditorium, 1100 Grampian Blvd.

The cost is $10 per person which includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. The dance is BYOB.

Attire is semi-formal, jacket and tie for men, dress or pant suit for women.

Proceeds will help to benefit the Hospital Auxiliary Center.

For more information call 368-1119 or 220-6468, or go to

Ross Library to hold program

LOCK?HAVEN – To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, the Ross Library will be offering a program about a mysterious, ambitious woman.

“The Mystery of Julia Collins” will be held at 11 a.m. today on the third floor of the library, 232 W. Main St.

The event is free and open to the public.

Julia Collins of Lycoming County is known as the earliest African-American female novelist, and wrote the book “The Curse of Caste: or The Slave Bride” serially in the newspapers. but very little is known about her.

Researchers Mary Sieminski and Jane Luther have studied her life, and they will be coming to speak about what has been discovered, and what is still unknown.

For more information or to register, call 748-3321 or email ross13 @ross

Williamsport Lions to hold pancake brunch

The Williamsport Lions Club’s annual spring pancake and sausage brunch will be held 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at the St. John Neumann Regional Academy elementary gym, 710 Franklin St.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10 and are available from club members, Leo Club members and Girio Real Estate and Insurance.

Takeouts are available. Proceeds benefit Lion charities.

American Legion to hold breakfast

LOCK?HAEVEN – The Son’s of American Legion Squadron 131 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion, 20 S. Grove St.

The menu will include pancakes, home fries, scrambled eggs and sausage or bacon. Cost is $6 a person.

For more information call 748-7414.

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St. Patrick’s Day themed blood drive

RAUCHTOWN – St. James Lutheran Church will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. All donors will receive a green American Red Cross Saint Patrick’s Day T-shirt and an Irish lunch. Schedule an appointment to donate at or call 800-733-2767 and select St. James. Walk-ins are welcome.

Lycoming Creek Lions Club to hold chicken barbecue

The Lycoming Creek Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Dinners will be take out only and will include a half chicken, baked potato, pepper cabbage, roll and dessert. They are asking for an $8 donation, with all proceeds benefiting local charities. Dinners can be picked up at Lions Hall, Route 15 N., Hepburnville, or at Citizens and Northern Bank parking lot, 1510 Dewey Ave.

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DAR to hold luncheon

The Lycoming Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon meeting at noon today at the Woman’s Club of Williamsport, 414 Walnut St.

Kate Shade, of Watsontown, will present the program about Queen Aliquippa.

The Queen was the leader of a band of Seneca Indians living near present day Pittsburgh in 1740. She died in 1754 in Huntingdon County.

Christian Women’s Club to hold brunch

LEWISBURG – All women are invited to brunch sponsored by the Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club, a division of Stonecroft Ministries. The brunch will be held at 9 a.m. today at Country Cupboard Restaurant.

The program will feature Art Cut Work by Gail Stan and music selections will be presented by Dan Brown. The guest speaker for the morning will be Jennifer Ebaugh of Evans City, presenting “Running to Win.”

There is a fee for the brunch, which is inclusive with complimentary childcare by reservation.

For more information, call Letha at 568-1650 or email cwcbrunch@hot

Revitalize Montgomery to hold meeting

MONTGOMERY – “Revitalize Montgomery” will be meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery Borough office. There will be discussion on how to move forward as a Susquehanna Greenway River Town Community.

The community is invited to join in the discussion about potential projects and action strategies.

For more information call 547-6289

Historical Society special program

JERSEY?SHORE -The Jersey Shore Historical Society will offer a special program at its next meeting. “Treasures of the Past from Outhouse Locations” by Robert E. Lee II will be presented at the meeting at 7 p.m. March 14, at the Samuel Moss House, 200 S. Main St.

The public is invited to hear this program.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 11, with Caral Fravel presenting a program on crazy quilts.

LAPS to hold book sale

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society is holding their spring book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m March 16 a the First Ward Fire Company, Hastings St., South Williamsport.

All books are $1 and under.

Donated books are being accepted by contacting the shelter at 327-8707.

Reader’s Digest, condensed books, instruction manuals and textbooks are not being accepted for the sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to the care of the felines at LAPS.

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Packwood house attic sale winding down

LEWISBURG – Packwood House Museum’s Attic Tag Sale is winding down this week.

Prices of items throughout the sale have been marked down.

On Saturday ‘Bag Day,’ shoppers will be able to fill a store bag the museum provides for $3; anything that doesn’t fit into the bag will be half price.

There still is a large selection of books, magazines, tapes and records to choose from, along with office supplies, kitchenware, linens, baskets, tableware and more.

The last days of the sale run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday in the museum’s Tour Center at 15 N. Water St.

For more information on the museum, its events or programs, visit www.packwood, or call 524-0323.

Garden Club to hold meeting

The Montoursville Garden Club will hold a business meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mon-toursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St.

The program for the meeting will be a power point presentation about ‘The Eastern Bluebird’ presented by nationally known couple, Fay and Dick Hess, of Bloomsburg.

Hostess for the meeting will be Carol Sullivan assisted by her committee, Joyce Geiser, Jan Rebuck and Barb Schreiner. Guests are welcome.

Masonic family to hold fish fry

The Masonic family of Jersey Shore, 201 S Main St., will be holding Friday Fish Fry March 15, 22 and 29.

Dinners will be served between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $6 for children under 10.

Dinner menu includes tossed salad or cole slaw, baked or fried fish, mac and cheese or stewed tomatoes, and coffee, tea or water.

‘Spike Out Inequality’ volleyball tournament

LOCK?HAVEN – The Beta Eta chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity will be hosting the ‘Spike Out Inequality’ volleyball tournament from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Student Recreation Center at Lock Haven University. All proceeds benefit the Keystone Central School District.

It is $5 per player and $35 per team (6 players and one alternate) to play in the tournament. There also will be raffles including a 50-50 and gift certificates from the local businesses of Lock Haven. Tee-shirts will be available to purchase for $10 each. Contact Loren Appolonia at lap to register.

Dinner to benefit Relay For Life

A turkey and biscuit dinner will be offered from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, 209 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore. Take outs will be available. Cost is by donation, which will benefit the Relay For Life, St. John Team.

Kiwanis to hold breakfast buffet

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsport will be holding a buffet style pancake breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church ‘Christian Life Center,’ 601 Market St. Menu will include pancakes with blueberries, sausage, sausage gravy, applesauce and beverages. Adults are $8, Children 2 to 12 years are $4 and children under 2 years eat free. Benefits Kiwanis charities.