Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. is pleased to offer a workshop on the history and construction of stone walls. This workshop will be presented by master stone wall builder Ken Ely, of Ken Ely’s Good Neighbor Walls. There is no fee for the workshop, but reservations are required as space is limited. Partial sponsorship of this class has been made possible by Bradford County United Way.
Get your glow on! Do you have a glowing personality and like to run, walk, skip, hop, trot, or gallop while supporting a great cause? Experience the Second Annual Hoof It For The Kids Glow 5K on April 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Tioga Downs, Nichols, NY.
The track will be aglow with colors as you cover the 5K distance. Wear your glow bling and really light up the night!
The Canton Lions Club will sponsor the Wellness Program - AMBA Blood Screening on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6 am to 10 am at Canton Elementary School.
Cost is $40, and includes the following tests:
Local attorney Evan Williams, who is seeking to become the next Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County, moved one step closer to fulfilling that objective when he recently filed his nomination papers in Harrisburg.
Evan's volunteers from both the Republican and Democratic Parties obtained signatures of more than 1,800 Republicans and more than 600 Democrats, well exceeding the 250 threshold needed to get on each party's ballot. "Evan is humbled by and grateful for the outpouring of support the community has given him. Evan chose not to pass his own petition so as to not put local citizens in an uncomfortable position, so the more than 2,400 signatures were all obtained by his supporters," said Committee Co-Chair, retired Lt. Colonel John Herrington. "We were really pleased with the effort. Now we just need to keep the momentum going through the May 19th primary."
At the Board’s monthly meeting, Transportation Coordinator Chris Smith and Driver Marvin Hall presented a training to the 11-member Board of Directors to review the process of safely transporting children from a pickup bus stop to the classroom.
This new 2015 30-passenger School Bus, purchased with a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, provides transportation to and from the classroom for 130 days each year. Each child is secured in a safety seat in the bus that is equipped with first aid and Bloodborne pathogens kits, fire extinguisher, non-skid flooring, seat belt cutter to be used in an emergency, and a cell phone.
Nearly fifty people gathered in the Rialto Theatre in Canton at noon on Saturday, March 14 to express their admiration for Dr. John Kirkowski and to oppose the closing of the Arnot Health facility in Canton.
The meeting was arranged by Steve Sliwinski, who had promoted the meeting as "an opportunity to speak about the impact of the closing on the community, the medical staffing and of patient needs.
In addition, anyone can address the audience with stories of the care that they received over Dr. Kirkowski's 40 years of service.
Please invite a friend to attend and help us make this a tribute to a caring and dedicated doctor.
The Troy Thursday Club met at the Methodist church with 27 members and 1 guest present.
Cynthia Eckert, presenter, introduced Pat Rogers who told her story, which began in Bloomsburg, Pa. Pat wore a sweatshirt that read Bloomsburg, Pa. Where My Story Began. Pat actually grew up across the creek in Fernville and her parents owned a grocery store which was attached to the home. Pat waited on customers at a young age and enjoyed, with her Sister, picking out their favorite candy for the candy case.
The Canton Borough Authority Board of Directors held its March meeting with Chairman Jeff Cole, Directors Brian Landon, Frank Watson, David Zimmer, and John Mosser, Manager Les Hilfiger, Solicitor David Brann and Dennis Lingenfelter and Dave Peck from Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers.
Uni-Tec was hired by the Authority to develop plans for an upgrade to Sewage Treatment Plant. On April 22, 2014, the Authority received a funding offer from PennVest of $5,318,670 in a 30-year loan at 1% interest; plus grant funds of $4,012,330.
Uni-Tec's Opinion of Probable Construction Costs for the plant upgrade was $8,083,100.
Due to overwhelming response The Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Bonnie Browning, host minister/tour leader is planning a second trip to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Immigration Historical Site, World Trade Center Memorial Site on June 6.
by Henry G. Farley
The Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre will mark its 130th anniversary on March 16. This milestone makes the Robert Packer the oldest hospital in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State.
The Prestigious Mansion of Robert Asa Packer in Sayre sat empty after his death in 1883. His wife the former Emily Piollet of Wysox, had moved to New York City. Robert Packer’s only living sibling Mary Packer of Mauch Chunk, Pa who controlled the family fortune and property of her deceased father Asa Packer was asked to donate the large home in Sayre to be used as a hospital for the railroad workers there. Accidents were plentiful on the rails and a place to care for the injured was desperately needed. Miss Packer later Mrs. Charles Cummings agreed and that was the beginning of the Robert Packer Hospital.
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