Community Corner

Lycoming Mall to hold back to school event

PENNSDALE – The Lycoming Mall will host the Back to School Kids Weekend from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Center court of Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Circle.

For more information contact Sharon Leonard at 546-6879.

Strobels Sewing Center to hold classes

The following instruction sessions will be held at Strobels Sewing Center, 201 Basin St.

To reserve a seat call 322-7774.

– Jelly roll races, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Bring a jelly roll, sewing machine and thread.

– Mill Girls Block of the Month, 1 to 3:30 p.m., August 12.

– Scrap purse class, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., August 16.

Retired racing Greyhound event

SELINSGROVE – A retired racing Greyhound adoption day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at PetSmart, 270 Marketplace Blvd.

For more information, call Linda at 644-2358 or email at lrbgreys

Senior citizen

dinner to be held

MONTGOMERY – Senior citizens of the Mongtomery area are invited to a lunch at noon Aug. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church, E Houston Ave.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 547-1953.

Attendees should bring table service and a food item for the local food bank. Marion and David Albert will provide entertainment.

Civil War Roundtable to hold meeting

DALLAS, Pa. – The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will be meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway. For more information, call John at 675-8936.

Retired racing Greyhound event

BLOOMSBURG – There will be a retired racing Greyhound adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Tractor Supply Co., 1399 Columbia Blvd.

For more information call Linda at 644-2358 or email at lrbgreys

Christian Women’s Club to hold brunch

LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Christian Women’s Club will be having brunch at 9 a.m. Aug. 13, at the Country Cupboard, Route 15.

There is a cost for the brunch, which includes childcare by reservation.

The program will feature “How to Get Lookin’ Good” by Nelle Trate with Natural Spa and Beauty Products, music by Linda Edinger and guest speaker Penny Keen on “Losing Control and Finding Peace.”

For more information and reservation, call Peggy at 743-2054 or email at cwcbrunch@hot

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Stobels to present ‘A Passion for Sewing’

Alix Graham-Michel will present “A Passion for Sewing” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Strobels Sewing Center, 201 Basin St.

For more information, call 322-7774.

Library to hold summer events

McEWENSVILLE – The Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St., will be hold the following events for their summer reading program.

– Gophers sleepover, 6 p.m. today. For ages nine to 17 years and there will be games, crafts, movies and snacks.

– Discussion on worms, 11 a.m. Tuesday. For ages six to nine years.

– Discussion on worms, 11 a.m. Wednesday. For ages four months to six years.

– Discussion on worms, 6 p.m. Aug. 1. For ages 10 to 17 years. Will be making mini composters.

– Viewing of “How to Eat Fried Worms,” 1 p.m. Aug. 2. Movie is rated PG and runs for 84 minutes.

– Cowabunga Day, 4 p.m. Aug. 3. There will be a John Deere collectibles auction starting at 5 p.m. Food will be served, Brusters Ice Cream truck and bingo at 7 p.m..

– Discussion on pirates, 11 a.m., Aug. 6. For ages six to nine years.

– Food preservation tips, 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Registration required.

– Discussion on pirates, 11 a.m. Aug. 7. For ages four months to six years.

– Summer program closing luau, 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Registration encouraged.

All who reached the summer reading goal of 8 books will receive a certificate and a free book.

Milton State Park to hold event

LEWISBURG – The annual Rivertown paddle will go from Watsontown to Lewisburg on Saturday.

Attendees should meet at St. George Street. Registration required, call 888-524-7692.

Greyhound adoption event to be held

MUNCY – There will be a retired racing Greyhound adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at PETCO, 320 S. Lycoming Mall Road.

For more information, contact Linda at 644-2358 or

Lions to hold ice cream social

OVAL – The Rauchtown Nippenose Valley Lions will be host their annual ice cream social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nippenose Bible Fellowship Church.

Bob and the Country Ramblers will perform and Hershey’s ice cream will be available as well as other food.

Proceeds from the event will support Lions projects in the community.

Salvation Army to hold Bible school

The Salvation Army will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Aug. 2, at Salvation Army, 119 E Church St.

To register call the Salvation Army at 748-2951.

Craft and Collectible Fair to be held

A Craft and Collectible Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St.

The fair will benefit the missionary project in Hogar Renacer, Honduras.

For more information, contact Steve Hunter 651-9688.

Community Corner

AFSCME meeting

TROUT RUN – A meeting for the AFSCME Council 13, Sub-Chapter 8603, retired Pa. state employees, will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Steam Valley Restaurant, 169 Pennsylvania 14. For more information call 724-7116.

Ross Library 150th anniversary event

LOCK HAVEN – There will be a week long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now through Saturday at the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St.

– Abraham Lincoln’s favorite cake available by donation, 10 a.m., Today.

– Monument Scavenger Hunt, all day on Tuesday. Participants will be guided through Lock Haven to find historic monuments.

– Civil War flags presentation by Harlan Berger, 1 p.m., Tuesday.

– Book club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Members will discuss “Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane.

– “Walk the Past” historic tour with Lou Bernard, 6 p.m., Friday.

The tour will focus on Lock Haven’s participation in the Civil War including veterans, an Underground Railroad stop and connections to nationwide events.

– Civil War medicine speech by Bruce Teeple, 1 p.m., Saturday.

For more information and registration for events, call the library at 748-3321 or email at


The Salvation Army will be holding KidsFest for children ages 3 to 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army, 119 E Church St.

Pops concert rehearsals to begin

Rehearsals for the annual Milton Harvest Festival Pops concert will begin with a read-through 7 p.m. Monday in the multi-purpose room at the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road.

Connie Pawling-Young and Tim Latsha are directing.

There are no auditions or attendance requirements and vocal CD’s will be distributed for each part. However, there will be auditions for solos on Aug. 8 and 15.

Rehearsals are held every Monday and Thursday until the concert, which will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Milton High School auditorium as part of the Harvest Festival.

Children between kindergarten and sixth grade will also meet at the same time in the church sanctuary and will be directed by Ann Lawrence, Lewisburg.

Anyone interested in further information about the chorus or Pops Concert may call Connie Pawling-Young at 568-2183.

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Marine Corps League to hold meeting

The Williamsport Detachment Marine Corps League will be holding their monthly detachment meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Detachment Headquarters, 507 Cemetery St.

The meeting is open to active duty and honorably discharged marines and navy corpsmen.

For more information call 323-9900.

Quilters Guild meeting

PENNSDALE – The Susquehanna Valley Quilters Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road.

Installation of new officers will be held during the meeting. A “Margo Handbag” workshop will be held on July 20. Supply list is available on the guild’s website. Seats are still available. Call Florence Ireland for more information. Members are reminded to bring their BOMS for July, a standard Nine Patch block. Dimensions also are available on the website.

For more information call 547-1940 or visit www.susqvalleyquil

Homemade Ice Cream Social

NAUVOO – St. Paul United Methodist Church will sponsor a homemade ice cream social at 5 pm. Friday at the New Linck Schoolhouse, Nauvoo.

They will be serving ice cream, pies, sloppy joes, hot dogs, sundaes, banana splits and beverages.

For more information call Leona Schmouder at 324-6331.

Dance party benefit

SELINSGROVE – 94KX will host an 80s and 90s dance party to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network from 8 p.m. to midnight July 19 the Front Street Station.

There will be a fee at the door. One hundred percent of the cover fee will benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

For more information, please contact the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Office at 271-6188 or visit

Pet blessings

First United Methodist Church, will hold a Blessing of the Pets ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday.

The ceremony will be held outside in the fountain area at Market and Packer Streets (if there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside).

This event marks the beginning of the Hearts, Hands, and Paws ministry of the church.

All well-behaved pets and their owners are welcome.

All pets must be securely leashed or in a carrier (flexi-leads are not advised for this ceremony).

Anyone who cannot bring their pet, or who feels that their pet would not enjoy the short ceremony, are welcome to bring a picture of their pet instead.

Community Corner

Eagle Rock Winery to host First Friday wine-tasting and art gallery reception

The Eagle Rock Winery will host a wine-tasting party and art gallery reception 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. “Island Art and Chardonnay” will offer free samples of Eagle Rock’s award-winning wines, tasty treats and live music. The event is free and open to the public.

The art gallery will feature island-themed paintings and prints that invoke the colorful sights and scenes of the artists’ homelands. The exhibit will also include the works of wire sculptor, Mark Golomb, ceramic artist, Kathy Sterngold, and photographer, Kelly Stabley.

Eagle Rock Winery is located at 414 West Fourth St., across the street from the Peter Herdic House and one block west of the Cinema Center movie theater. It offers a full complement of red and white wines, as well as a large assortment of wine-related accessories, gift items, specialty foods and handmade crafts. The store is located in a fully restored Victorian house in Williamsport’s historic district and offers a variety of facilities for hosting catered events. Eagle Rock Wines are produced in-house at its main winery in Laporte.

For more information, please contact Anna Falat at 567-7715.


DuBoistown Garden Club elects new president

Nancy Hennigan recently was elected and installed at president of the DuBoistown Garden Blub for 2013 to 2015.

Other club members include Carolyn Cosentine, first vice president; Susan Mahoney, second vice president; Gina Turner, recording secretary; Joyce Wenner, corresponding secretary; Saline Bischof, treasurer; and Mary Lou Missigman, assistant treasurer.

The chairwomen of the standing committee are Saline Bischof, budget committee; Edna Schooley, membership committee; Cora Lynn Jordan, Parliamentarian committee; Joan Eastlake, program committee; Mary Louise Kissell, publicity committee; and Patricia Kaczmarek, scholarship committee.

As president, Hennigan believes that the club can work together as a team – Together Everyone Achieves More.