2016-07-21 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


You’re invited to the 15th Annual Friends of Tina Pickett BBQ Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m. Statewide candidates are expected to attend at The Tom and Diane Elliott farm in Rome Twp. on Lake Road SR 1029 past Wysox Fire Co. Watch for Pickett signs. Cost is $20 each; $35 per couple and $40 for a family. Checks payable to Friends of Tina Pickett. RSVP and mail checks to Diane Elliott 6225 Lake Road Towanda, PA 18848. Questions call Diane at (570) 265-5310. Join us in a rally to win the White House. R28-5p/S29- 4p


Benefit for Bryan Root. Bryan was in a car accident on May 7, 2016. Benefit will be at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 bingo hall on July 23. Bingo will be from 12- ?. There will be a basket raffle with lots of baskets, tickets drawn at 4 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. Contact Jessica Root 570-396-3886 or Becky Root 570-240-3338. R28- 2e/S29e


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 31, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. Adults, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3.50; preschool, free. Benefit Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co., Dept. 4.


Join the Good Ol’ Boys of the Warren Center Sinclair for the 11th Annual Olde Time Cruise-in & Family Day Sunday, Sept. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. Get your “ride” photographed in front of our restored “turn of the century” gas station. Great food, great fun, including live entertainment by Bug Tussle. All proceeds benefit Robyn Brown, suffering from Lyme disease. A great event for a good cause in scenic Warren Center.


Feeling discouraged, lost, hopeless? A Healing Service will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 on Monday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. The topic is: Strength, Courage, and Hope, led by Mary Martin, member of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. This service includes individual prayers with laying on of hands and anointing with oil. Healing services are held on the third Monday of the month. All are welcome for healing, comfort, peace and fellowship. For more information, go to: stpetestunkhannock.org, or call 570-836-2233.

Skinners Eddy Methodist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday, Aug.1 to Friday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children ages three to entering sixth grade are invited. Email seumc@ya hoo.com or call 570-833-5777.

Life Topics meeting Life Topics meeting: Dille Parish UCC Parish House Le- Raysville. Tuesday, July 26, 7-8 p.m.: Laughter...The Best Medicine. Join us for an evening of laughs and giggles as we watch a video from one of the best Christian Comediennes in the business.

Glory Way Quartet to perform at the Camptown Church on Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m. A fellowship dinner will be held at 4:30 before the concert. Bring a dish to share if you would like. We would like to invite everyone to join us for an evening of good food and great music.

Camptown Community Church Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 1-5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for children age 3 through 6th grade. Everyone is welcome.


Reporting Child Predators. Suspected child predators can be reported to the Office of Attorney General Kane by calling the Child Predator Hotline at 1-800-385- 1044. Individuals who suspect an online predator or child sexual abuse can also send an anonymous tip to the office by texting PAKIDS + YOUR TIP to 847411.

Summer Camp for Cub Scouting Cub Scout Day Camps will be held at Mt. Pisgah State Park, Aug. 1-4, Connell’s Dam, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: call Linda Raub at 570- 637-7879.

Home Textile Tool Museum open Saturdays through Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Orwell. Admission: $5; children, 12 and under are free. Details on Saturday events and weekday workshops, go to www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org. Email: info@httm.org or call 570-247- 7175.

Salt Springs State Park Happenings: Aug. 12, Celtic Martins, 7 p.m.; Perseid Meteor Shower, Aug. 12 and 13, 8:30 p.m.

Wyalusing Valley Museum open for the season Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m., June through October. Located across from the Wyalusing Valley High School on Grovedale Lane. Call 570-746- 3979 or www.wyalusingmuseum.com.

Wyalusing School Alumni Association (WSAA) will host their annual dinner on July 30 at 4 p.m. at the Towanda Rod and Gun Club. Information and reservations can be made through Lynn Westover at 570- 746-3134.

The 12th annual Bedrock Cruise is from 9 to 4 on Sunday, July 31 across from Stateline Rd., Rt. 187 in Windham. Free admission with food and fun for the whole family. The event benefits the Windham Township Volunteer Fire Co. Vehicles of all makes and years are welcome. For more information, call 570-247-2512 or search www.windham 19fire.com.

Rome Volunteer Fire Company annual Roman Holidays will be held at the Rome Fire Hall, Main Street (Rt. 187) Rome on Saturday, August 6. Midway opens at 10 a.m. and the large parade starts at 2 p.m. Entertainment provided by Gary and the Bandit. There will be a chicken bbq, games, food, cow pie bingo, raffles, huge chinese auction, vendors, corn hole tournaments and more.

The South Auburn Grange will be conducting a memorial service honoring the memory of brother Ronald Mowry on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. The service will be held at the South Auburn Grange, everyone is welcome to attend the service.

Civil War Weekend The newly formed Bradford County Civil War organization, in conjunction with French Azilum, Inc., proudly presents a Civil War Weekend on Aug. 13 and 14 on the grounds of French Azilum. The weekend long event will feature various demonstrations, such as cannon firings, military maneuvers, a load-in-nine competition, a period correct ladies tea and more. Fun will be had by people of all ages. For further information and how to purchase tickets, see the website at www.CCW.us.

LifeLine Screening: Residents living in and around the Wyalusing area can learn about their risk for Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by LifeLine Screening at the American Legion 534 located on Bowling Alley Road in Wyalusing on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Call 1-877- 237-1287 for more information.

Bradford County 4-H Livestock show will take place at the Troy Fair on Monday July 25 with swine at 8:30 a.m., beef at 9:30 a.m., and sheep and goats at 2 p.m. The Livestock sale will be Wednesday, July 27 starting at 10 a.m.


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

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

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 570-965- 2493 or 570-869-1834. Toll-free 1- 800-932-8677.

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 570-965-0901 (evenings) or 570-278-1658 or email tcfendlmts@hotmail.com.

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.

Diabetes Support Groupmeeting 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.

Hunts for Healing meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Ringneck Ridge, 3 Coburn Hill Rd., Laceyville. For more information, call 570-869-1233.

Addictions to Victory— Faith-based 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.

AA meeting–Friday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Standing Stone Vesper Church spiritual building, River Road, Standing Stone Township. Open meeting, non-smoking.

Al-Anon meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the upstairs kitchen of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.

Al-Anon Meetings at Trehab Building, by NBT Bank, Montrose, second floor, on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at noon.

Come join the M.O.M.S. group. All MOMS welcome. Meetings are held at the Rome Presbyterian Church in Rome from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

The Union Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 108 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lodge Hall, Main and Pine Streets, Towanda. For more information, call 570-721-0008.

Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the last Thursday of every month at St. John Lutheran Church at 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone with MS or caregivers or family members of people with MS are invited. Call Pam at 570-888-9053 for questions or information.

The Valley Lyme Disease support group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at Spalding Memorial Library in Athens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For additional information, call 607-237-5499 or email valleylyme@gmail.com.

The Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 meets every second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Wysox EMS building. Entertainment and refreshments provided. Visitors always welcome.

Al-Anon meetings will be held on Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Standing Stone Vesper Church’s Spiritual Building, River Road, Standing Stone Township. Open meetings, no smoking.

Al-Anon meetings will be held on Sundays at 7 p.m. at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Second Floor, Towanda. Open meetings, no smoking.

Caregivers’ Support Group sponsored by B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Meadow View Senior Living Center third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 2 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging office in Montrose. For more information or to register, call 570-278-3751 or 1-800-634-3746.

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 of the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda. Anyone taking care of a family member or loved one, be it at home or as a resident of a long-term care facility welcome. For information, call Kathy Morrison at the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman, 570-746-3844 or Carol Dieffenbach at Area Agency on Aging, 570-265-6121. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 26.

Stevensville Birthday Club will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wyalusing Hotel. Rita is the only birthday.

Dupont Retirees will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rail House Restaurant and Taproom on Broad Street, Waverly, NY.


The Descendants of Earl and Ruth Beers Brown and Dan and Ella Brown will meet at Haigh’s Pond, outside of Potterville on Sunday, July 31. We will eat at 1 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service, choice of beverage and a lawn chair. Hot dogs will be provided for everyone. Also, do not forgot to bring a white elephant item for the auction. For more information call Cindy 570-265-6638 or Dawn 570-744-2242.

WVHS Class of 1971 will hold their 45th class reunion on Aug. 13 at the home of Jack and Cheryl Keeney in Browntown. Social time, 3 p.m.; picnic at 5 p.m. Addresses still needed for the folowing: Patricia Adams, Gregory Anderson, Linda Baker Sigman, Richard Brown, Larry Fassett, Kenneth Finan, Gerald Howell, William Huffman, Louise Kintner Johnson, James Morrisey, Marquita Parkhurt Robbins, Harriet Proctor Thompson, Cora Sickler Argenio, June Steffen, Mitchell Vanderpool and Lloyd Woodruff. Next meeting will be Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion. If you know any, please call Ree Ann Ross, 570-746-1316 or email reeross@frontier.com.

The Descendants of Charles H. and Nancy Ross Walker, formerly of Camptown, will hold their reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Mosiers’ Campground in Terrytown. Signs will be posted. Bring a dish to pass, table service and drink. Meat will be provided. Take Rt. 187 south from Wysox. From Wyalusing take Rt. 187 north.

Attention WVHS Class of 1966: If you have not received an invitation to the August 27 Class Reunion, please contact Cathy Dibble Keeney at 570- 746-1882.

The Potter Reunion will be held at Don and Sharon Pickett’s at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 in Sugar Run.

The 88th Johannes Jakob Messerschmidt (Messersmith) Annual Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. at the St. John’s Luthern Church in Wilmot Township. There is a dish to pass dinner in the outdoor pavilion on the church grounds. After the meal, the family meeting will be held which includes the year’s updates along with an historical presentation and many old photos with informational displays. The meeting is followed with fun games and prizes for all ages. Anyone interested in their background heritage, please attend to get some answers to family background questions. The following family names are a portion of the 5,000 plus names in the database. Bushofsky, Cilvick, Cole, Douglas, Durland, Eberlin, Epler, Fenstermacher, Fiester, Fiske, Fourney, Gibb, Garren, Good, Goossen, Hoffa, Kline, Kuhnle, Learn, Lisson, Morley, Mortar, Mosier, Neuber, Newton, Norconk, O’Brien, Oliver, Pitcher, Potter, Presley, Preston, Prichard, Putnam, Robbin, Root, Saxer, Schaeffer, Schilling, Schrann, Shaffer, Shafer, Shore, Shuler, Silverstrim, Skawta, Slingerland, Snapp, Starr, Sullivan, Swartz, Thrasher, Touschner, Wilcox, White, Yonkin, Youngs, Zickler, Ziegler and most of the Messersmith families that had settled and worked in Sullivan County. There are many families that are currently residing in Sullivan County and the surrounding counties of Bradford, Wyoming, Lycoming, Columbia and Luzerne as well as many states across the United States which are included in the extensive Messersmith research. All are welcome and contributions or information that add to our historical background are appreciated.

The Descendants of the late Tom Stevens of Macedonia, the late Charles and Minnie Stevens of Standing Stone, the late Jerome and Jennie Stevens Neiley of Durell, the late Oscar and Georgia Stevens of Sheshequin and the late Jenny Pardoe of New Albany will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Jim and Danielle Pardoe residence at 2035 River Road in Standing Stone. Bring a dish to pass and own table service. Meat and drink will be provided. All family members are encouraged to attend.

Bailey/Finnerty Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. Setup is at 12 with lunch at 1 at the Mt. Pisgah State Park Poolside pavilion. Bring a dish to pass, table service and drinks. Meat will be provided. Bring a BINGO prize and quarters. R29- 3p/S30-2p


NFL Punt, Pass and Kick at Towanda High School Football Stadium, Saturday, July 30. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Must bring a birth certificate. Competition starts at 10 a.m. ages 6-15 boys and girls. Winner of each division will move on. Free of charge.

Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Club meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Stoll Building, Wysox. For more information, call 570-746- 1794.


Visit the Oldest House. Main Street, Laceyville. Free tours every Friday to Sunday 1-4 p.m. through September.



Vendors Wanted for the 50th Camptown Races, Saturday, Sept. 10. Please contact Wendy Fissler, 570-746-3640 or fisslerfamily2@epix.net


The Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 23 from 10-4 at the Fire Station. All proceeds benefit the fire department. R29c

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