2012-03-22 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


The 17th Annual Motorcycle Rally to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bradford County will be held on Sunday, June 3. The ride is a Dice Run and will start at Sherwood Groves in Wysox. Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The rider with the best hand will win a prize package to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The prize is sponsored by Wiggle 100 and 95.3 The Bridge. On display will be the Ghost Rider Tribute Bike, it was in the Easy Rider magazine on September 2005. For more information, call 570-265-3009 or 1-866-344-BIGS.

Blood Drive

Blood Drives: March 26, Wyalusing American Legion, 1 to 6 p.m.

Book Signings

Book signing by local author and dog trainer, Joe Buttito at the Bradford County Library on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To support the Bradford County Humane Society. Dog demonstrations and BCHS dogs available.


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat: pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and real maple syrup. Adults, $7; children to 12 years, $3; preschool, free. Benefit: Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. - Dept. 4. S1tfc/R1tfc


The Meshoppen Methodist Church will sponsor a concert of music and praise with Good News Quartet on Friday, May 4, 7 p.m. You will be blessed as you listen to the sweet harmonies of Good News, Al and Laurie Magill, Russ Sears and Mark Berkey.

Good Friday Cross Walk on Friday, April 6, hosted by the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. This family-oriented event will include brief scripture readings at each state as people walk downtown Wyalusing. Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. All welcome. Any questions, call the church office at 570-746-3333.

Factoryville United Methodist Church Mission and Outreach will host a free soup and bread dinner on April 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church on College Ave., Factoryville. An open door supper featuring homemade soups and breads. Free to public and everyone is welcome.


Hunters’ Safety Course at Silvara Tri-County Sports Club, April 14 and 15, 9 to 4:30 both days. Must be 11 years old to take test. Light lunch served both days. Register online at www.pgc.state.pa.us or call Carl Yurgatis, 570-869-1706. R11-5p/S12- 4p

Eager to find time for your latest craft interests? Come to the Stevensville Community Hall one Wednesday a month this spring—March 28, April 25 and May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for the entire time or just a couple of hours. Bring a dish to share or a brown bag lunch. They will have cake and coffee. Any questions, call Sue 570-746-0222.

Free Bridge lessons: Lessons for this interesting and challenging game are being offered by the Friends of the Towanda Public Library, taught by Jeffrey Dann, a longtime bridge instructor. He will teach beginners and those who want to improve their game, introductory concepts, the language of bidding, scoring, guidelines for play, hand valuation and the Golden Rules of Bridge. Lessons begin Tuesday evening, March 27th from 6:30 to 8:00 and will continue every Tuesday through April 24th. Lessons are free of charge but registration is required. Please call Towanda Public Library at (570) 265- 2470 to register. Participants will meet in the library’s conference room. The library is located at 104 Main St. Towanda Public Library is a Bradford County United Way Agency.


Stag Ham and Bean Dinner at Laceyville’s Goodwill Fire Co. on March 22 from 6 p.m. until ? Benefit Goodwill Fire Co. R5-8c/S6-7c

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday, March 23. from 4 to 7 p.m., St. Basil’s Hall, Dushore. Dinners include baked fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, dinner roll, homemade dessert, coffee, tea, milk and water. Adults, $8; children, $3.50; under 6, free. Proceeds benefit local activites. Sponsored by K of C, Dushore, Wyalusing and Mildred Council 12406. S6-7p/R6-7p

Free Spaghetti Dinner. No charge. No donation. No obligation. Just come and enjoy. Lovelton Bible Church, Rt. 87, Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m. until all served. R11-2p

Appreciation Dinner for New Albany firefighters on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the New Albany Social Hall. All residents of the NAVFD coverage area are invited to attend. $5 per person benefits the fire company. R11-3c/S12-2c

Easter Events

Easter Egg Hunt - Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 on March 31 at 1 p.m. for ages one to 12 and an adult hunt. Come and join in for prizes, food and fun. Snow date, April 7.

The New Albany Area Children’s Fund will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt at the New Albany Park on April 7 at 12 p.m. All area children up to grade 6 are invited to come hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny.

Annual Breakfast with Easter Bunny - Saturday, April 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Menu: pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee. Bring the kids and your camera.


Redeemed, a Southern Gospel group from Hughesville will be in concert at Sullivan Terrace, Dushore on Sunday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Please plan to attend and enjoy a time of good gospel music.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will perform Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Middle School. Tickets in advance: $8 adult/$4 student. Tickets at door: $9 Adult/$5 Student. William Tell, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, “The Peacock,” Polovetsian Dances. For ticket, mail check to NTSO, PO Box 111, Nicholson, PA 18446. R11-2c

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra in concert on Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m. at Towanda High School. Tickets in advance: $8 Adult/$4 Student. At Door: $9 Adult/$5 Student. William Tell, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, “The Peacock,” Polovetsian Dances. For ticket, mail check to: NTSO, PO Box 111, Nicholson, PA 18446. R11-3c

Third Annual Trivia Night, sponsored by Niemiec, Smith & Pellinger, attorneys and counselors at law on Saturday, March 31, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wysox Fire Company. Free snacks and beverages. Advanced tickets, $10 per person. Teams of two and up to six people or at door. 50/50 drawings, door prizes, special auction item. Call Frank Niemiec for reservations at 570-637-2495 or email nsptowanda@epix.net or Susan Webb, 570-265-2222. S12- 2c/R12-2c

Bridge Game Day, sponsored by Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home, Towanda. Scoring will be Social Chicago Style. Jeffrey Dann is the Game Day Director. No permanent partnerships, players change after every four deals. $15 tax deductible donation per person. Light refreshments will be available. For more information contact Joanne Vago at 570-265-6744 or email jmv20919@epix.net. R12p/S13p

Farmers' Market

If, during the growing season, you have extra produce you might want to sell, but are not interested in having your own table, the Wyalusing Farm Market this year will have a market table manned by one of the market participants where we will sell your produce for you. If interested, call Lura Trossello at 570-363-2081 or email neweracreations@frontier.com for details. S11-4p/R11-4p

For Your Information

To report animal abuse in Bradford County call (570) 888- 4763. You may also report stray or running dogs to the Bradford County Dog Warden by calling (570) 265-8191.

Northeast Bradford Kindergarten Registration will be held on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 at the Northeast Bradford Elementary School for children who will be age five on or before Sept. 1, 2012. Please call the school at 570-744-2521, ext. 2243 or 2242 as soon as possible to set up a registration appointment.

The Camptown Cemetery Association would like all lot owners of the cemetery to please remove all winter decorations from the cemetery.

The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign will take place from March 22 through 24. Direct sales at Connie’s Market in Wyalusing, Hurley’s Market in Towanda and Kmart in Bradford Towne Centre in Wysox. Celebrating Daffodil Days is much more than enjoying beautiful flowers, it is about sharing hope for a world free of cancer. R12p

Wyalusing Kindergarten Registration will be held April 23 to 27. Please remember that children will be permitted to register for kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012. This policy is strictly followed. Must have proof of residency by a phone, electric, cable TV bill or rent receipt or Child’s birth certificate, SS card, immunization record and any custody paperwork if applicable, as well as the child you are registering. Please call the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School at 570- 746-1206, ext. 1300 or 1301 after March 26, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to schedule a registration time. Contact the school nurse, Janean Eastman, regarding immunizations at 746-1240, ext. 1148. For further information, call the school at 746-1206, ext. 1300 or 1301 to speak to Carol Hatch or Rena Furman. Visitation Day will be May 25 from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Garage Sales

Garage Sale to benefit the Baker’s Dozen Plus team for the Relay for Life on Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Treasures for all. Basket raffle. Held rain or shine. One mile east of NEB School, towards (Rt. 467), LeRaysville. Look for Relay signs. Will be held at Nagy’s house. R9-4p/S10-4p

Meeting Notices

S.O.S. Al-Anon — Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.

Recovery House Meetings — AA Group of Towanda meets Mon.-Fri., noon; Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. NA meetings are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Speaker meeting every first Sunday, 8 p.m. All meetings at 205 Main St., Towanda (please use rear, lower entrance).

Compassionate Friends — of the Endless Mountains will hold their meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Endless Health Community Center, Montrose. TCF is open to all families who have lost a child from any cause at any age. There are no membership dues or fees of any kind. For more information, call 965-0901 (evenings) or 278-1658 or e-mail tcfendlmts@hotmail.com.

S.O.S. Al-Anon — Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.

Caregivers’ Support Group sponsored by the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Library at Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda. Caregivers and family members of long term care facility residents are welcome. For information, call Bob Bachisin at the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman at (570) 746- 3844.

Twelve Steps on the Way, a Christian recovery group, will meet at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Mondays at 7 p.m. Use door in the rear of the church.

Al-Anon meetings are held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, S. Main St., Montrose.

Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania — Monthly support group meeting; first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library, W. Tioga Street. For more information, visit www.lupuspa.org or call 1-888-99LUPUS.

Diabetes Support Group - meeting the first Thursday of every month at the Guthrie Clinic office in Towanda beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge and all diabetics and family members are welcome. For more information, call Dawn at Guthrie Clinic at 570- 265-6165 during regular business hours.

TOPS PA #1134 — Laceyville, meets each Tuesday evening at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Weigh-ins from 5:15 to 6 p.m., meeting from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 965-2493 or 869-1834. Toll-free 1- 800-932-8677.

AA Meeting — Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.

MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers meet every first and third Wed. of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., September through May. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda. All mothers of preschoolers are welcome. Child care is provided for children, ages infant through five years old. For more information, contact the church at 570-265-5575.

Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Weigh Station Café at 7:30 a.m. in Towanda. They find ways to help the children in the community. Contact Eileen Sheets at 570-265-2350 for more information.

Addictions to Victory. Faithbased support for addictions. Program will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at New Generation Church, Milan, 570-888- 1967.

Bradford County Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at Memorial Hospital in Conference Room A, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-227-5445, Option 3.

The annual meeting of the Retta Cemetery Association will be held at the Retta United Methodist Church with a covered dish dinner on April 7 at noon, followed by the meeting.


The WVHS Class of 1982 is holding their next class reunion meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Ann Eaton Overman’s house. Any classmate with a new 911 address, please email the address change to either Diana Davis Goodwin at goodyt906@epix.net or Tony Hepp at boomer64@epix.net.

Rummage Sales

Annual Good Stuff Rummage Sale Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Friday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to noon. At 10 a.m. on Saturday ALL items will be marked down to half price.Contact Lynn Petlock, 570-746-3472. R11-2p/S12p


Wyalusing Ball Association will hold 2012 sign-ups on the following dates: Thurs. and Fri., March 15, 16, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wyalusing Elementary School. 4-6 T-Ball. Baseball/Softball (6-9 Rookie) (9-10 Minor) (11-12 Major) (13- 14-15 Teener Division). Any child in the Wyalusing School District may sign up. Any questions, contact Lanny God, 570- 746-1799, Tony and Amy Hepp, 746-3196, Bill Smith, 746-1847 or Tim Adams, 746-4085. All-Stars also available for baseball/softball. All practices and home games will be played at the WBA Milne Complex, Lime Hill. Tag Day will be held on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7.

RTL Tryouts: All 11-12 year olds must try out. 9-10 year olds have the option if they so choose. If child was on major team last year, they must attend 50% of the tryout. Major softball: March 17, 1 to 3 p.m. at Wyalusing Boro Park. Rain date: March 19, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., same place. Minor teams. All 9- 10 year olds must attend. Any eight year old wishing to tryout must also attend. Minor softball: March 17, 4 to 6 p.m. at Wyalusing Boro Park. Rain date: March 19, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Same place. Major Baseball: March 24, 1 to 3 p.m. at Wyalusing Boro Park. Rain date: March 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., same place. Minor teams will also try out. 9-10 year olds must attend. Any eight year old must attend. Minor Baseball: March 24, 4 to 6 p.m. at Wyalusing Boro Park. Rain date: March 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., same place.

The Valley YHEC (Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Inc.) is signing up for the new season on March 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages from 10 to 18 years. First timers will need a copy of hunter safety card and birth certificate. Any questions, call Nanette Lowery, 570-882-9613 or 607-738- 0328. Email at nanette@stny.rr.com. We have forms for ten year olds to take hunter safety course.

Twin Tracks Pulling Association, Inc., located in Monroeton, 2012 Garden Tractor and Antique Tractor Pulling Schedule. Garden Tractor weigh-in, 5 p.m., pull 6 p.m. May 11, June 8, July 6, Aug. 10, Sept. 7, Oct. 12. Antique Tractor weigh-in, 9 a.m., pull 10 a.m. May 12, June 9, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13. Information, call Randy Johnson, 570-265-4557 or Donnie Williams, 570-241-3067. Tractor pulling is fun.

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