2012-08-09 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. For requirements or to schedule an audition, contact the Northern Tier Symphony at 570-289-1090 or northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com.

The Winding River Players will present the play, “Queen Elizabeth” at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda on Friday, Aug. 10. This is a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Keystone and is the first play presented when the theatre, then Hale’s Opera House, opened that September in 1887. It starred one of the most famous late 19th century actresses, Elizabeth Crocker Bowers, and the people of Towanda were proud she chose our town for a stop on her nationwide tour. If you would like to be a part of this re-creation, please come to the Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda, PA on Saturday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Participants from the local area are asked to fill out the cast and crew for this historic re-creation. For additional information, contact Julie Larnard- Newbury at info@wrplayers.org or phone, 570-265-3623

Blood Drive

Blood Drive: Aug. 14, Hurley’s Super Market, Towanda, 1 to 5 p.m.; Aug. 14, Triton Fire Hall, Tunkhannock, 1 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 20, Towanda Fire Co., 12 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 21, Ulster Sheshequin Fire Assoc., 1 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 23, VFW Sayre Post 1536, West Lockhart St., 1 to 6 p.m; Aug. 27, St. Basil’s Auditorium, Dushore, 1 to 6 p.m.


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Aug. 26, 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.

Bus Trips

The Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church would like to sponsor a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the war memorials and the Smithsonian Institute. The tentative date is Oct. 17. The bus would leave Skinners Eddy Church at 6:30 a.m. and leave Washington at 5 p.m. The cost will be less than $100, which will include the bus trip and dinner. We must have 45 people in order to do this. Please call Bonnie Jayne at 570-869-1938 if you are at all interested.


Camptown Community Church Vacation Bible School will be held on Aug. 13 to 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. for ages three to grade six. Everyone is welcome and helpers are always needed.

Susquehanna Singers Rehearsals. Susquehanna Singers begin rehearsals for Fall season on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, 5 Court St. New members always welcome. Questions or more information, contact Jody Stroud, 570-247-2456.

The Second Sunday Vesper Service will be held on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose. A simple salad buffet will be served in the Parish House. All are welcome.


Bonnie Bell Art Camp for school-age children in Evergreen, Aug. 13 to 17. The theme is Under the Big Top. Camp runs from 9 to 4, $135. Call Bonnie Bell at 570-363-2723 or 570- 297-4752 for information. R32c


Eleventh Annual Friends of Rep. Tina Pickett Barbecue at the farm of Diane and Tom Elliott, Rome Twp. on SR 1029 (six miles past Wysox Fire Hall) on Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Cost: $25 each, $40 couple and $50 family. Food, friendship and entertainment by Wyalusing Swing Choir. Statewide candidates will be attending. Checks payable to Friends of Tina Pickett, RSVP and checks can be mailed to Diane Elliott, 6225 Lake Road, Towanda, PA 18848. Call Diane for directions at 570-265-5310. Paid for by Friends of Tina Pickett.

New Era Community Church will hold a Meatloaf Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Meatloaf plus more. Trivia activity after lunch. Free will offering. New Era U.M. Church is off Wyalusing-New Albany Road. All welcome. For more information, call 570-363-2496.

The WVHS Class of 1951 will meet for lunch on Friday, Aug. 17 at Bishop’s in Ulster.

The Mehoopany United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, Aug. 18. Cost: $8.50 per dinner. Menu, half chicken, slow-cooked baked beans, famous cole slaw, homemade cornbread. Presale tickets are available from church members or call 570-833-2859 to order tickets by phone. Dinners will be available for pickup at noon on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Wysox Sewing Society will not hold a dinner in August. Dinners will resume Sept. 11 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.


Holy Name of Mary Harvest Moon Festival, 278 S. Main St., Montrose, Oct. 6 and 7, 11 to 7. Live entertainment both days. Ethnic foods, bake sale, theme baskets, children’s games, adult games, raffles, fire truck rides, hay rides and pony rides.

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.

The Bradford County Republican Grassroots will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at GOP Headquarters on Main Street, Towanda. Anyone interested in being involved in any way with promoting the Republican ticket this fall is welcome. If you have any questions, please email BCGOPvictory2012@gmail.com or call 570-954-4669.

Bookmobile Schedule Aug. 13, North Towanda Colonial Apts., 8:30 a.m.; Towanda Memorial Hospital, 10:30 a.m.; New Albany Library, 11 a.m. Aug. 22, Sayre Senior Center, 9 a.m.; Sayre Library, 10:45 a.m.; Bradford Co. Day Care, Sayre, 1 p.m.; Page Manor, 2 p.m. Aug. 27, Wysox Head Start, 8:45 a.m.; BLaST IU 17, 9 a.m.; Monroeton Library, 11:15 a.m.

Home Textile Tool Museum Events: Aug. 4, Rug display; Aug. 6, Felting Workshop; Aug. 11, Exotic Fiber Animals; Aug. 17, Great Wheel Spinning; Aug. 18, Historic Gardening; Aug. 25, Closing Day. For more information, contact Esther Welden, 570-278-1886.

The Standing Stone Planning Committee is having a meeting to present and discuss the township land use map to residents and landowners. The Bradford County Planning Commission will be present to assist in answering questions and concerns. This meeting will be held at the Standing Stone Township Building on Aug. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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.

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 in Tunkhannock: Endless Serenity Al-Anon Family Group on Monday, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m., Saturday, noon. All meetings are held at the Tunkhannock UM Church Education Bldg., second floor.

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 Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Lodge Hall, 158 Church St., Wyalusing. For more information, call 570-721- 0008.

Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery meeting will be held on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Stoll Building in Wysox.

The New Albany Widowed Persons Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Shady Nook Restaurant. Call Vida Williams at 570-363- 2454 for more information.


Bradford/Sullivan Farm Bureau County Picnic will be held on Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at Hornbrook Park. Deputy Sec. of Agriculture, Matt Meals will be attending. Barbecued chicken and beverages will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and table service. RSVP Barb Warburton at 570-924-3984.


Birchardville School and Historical Association Picnic will be held on Aug. 11 at noon at the Birchardville School. Bring a dish to pass, dessert and own table service. Drinks provided. Come and bring your friends, they would like this to be a community affair to keep this piece of history alive.

The Class of 1987 will be holding their 25th year reunion on Aug. 25 at the Wyalusing American Legion starting at 7 p.m. Cost of $25 per person. Invitations were sent electronically, so if you did not receive information and need details, contact Lori at 570-746-7710 or Deb at 746-9005.

Fisk-Carr Family Reunion at Frank and Connie Carrs’ in Wilmot home on Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. Bring dish to pass. Beverage and meat furnished. Please try to attend.

Woodruff Reunion - will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Laceyville Fire Hall. Bring a dish to pass and unwrapped gift for the auction. All else furnished.


NEPA/Abington Wildcats 16 & Under Fastpitch Travel Softball will be holding team tryouts for their Fall 2012/Summer 2013 team on Aug. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. and Aug. 19, 1 to 3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School. For more information, contact Vic at 570- 351-5187; Mike at 570-241-7030, John Kelly, 570-504-4808 or by email at AbingtonWildcats- @yahoo.com.

Endless Mt. Blast U14 to hold tryouts—The U14 Endless Mt. Blast Fastpitch will be holding tryouts for their at the Tunkhannock Area High School softball field on Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. Tryouts are open to players with birth year 1998 or later. Experienced players and pitchers are encouraged to attend. Players will need gloves, spikes and appropriate workout gear to attend. Private tryouts can be arranged for those unable to attend. The Endless Mt Blast is a travel fastpitch organization based in Tunkhannock. Additional information can be found at http://www.eteamz.- com/endlessmtblast, or by emailing ronh@sbsmod.com.

Endless Mt. Blast U12 to hold tryouts—The U12 Endless Mt. Blast Fastpitch will be holding tryouts for their at the Tunkhannock Area High School softball field on Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tryouts are open to players with birth year 2000 or later. Experienced players are encouraged to attend. Players will need gloves, spikes and appropriate workout gear to attend. There is no charge for the tryout. Private tryouts can be arranged for those unable to attend. The Endless Mt. Blast is a travel fastpitch organization based in Tunkhannock. Additional information can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/endlessmtblast, or by e-mailing ronh@sbsmod.com.

Bowlers needed at Starlite Lanes, Towanda. Leagues available: seniors, men’s, women’s, youth leagues. Leagues every night and some days. Season starts Aug. 22. Call Dale at 570-265-2245 and leave message.

The Lady Lightning USA softball team is searching for competitive motivated softball players for a 12U and a 14U team for 2013. It is based out of Bradford County and uses several fields throughout Towanda, Northeast Bradford and Wyalusing. Tryouts at Wysox on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for 12U and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 14U. Sunday, Aug. 19, 4:30 to 5:45 for 12U and 6 to 7:15 p.m. for 14U. 12U birth dates will be Jan. 1, 2000 and after, while the 14U will be Jan. 1, 1998 and after. Any questions, call Rick Vargason at 570-250- 0574.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors Wanted for Camptown Races, Sat., Sept. 15. Free set-up. Please call Wendy Fissler, 570-746-3640 or e-mail at fisslerfamily2@epix.net.

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