2012-02-16 / Coming Events

Coming Events...


Chicken Barbecue at the Laceyville Fire Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Halves are $5, side salads available. Benefits Good Will Fire Company. R5- 3/S6-2c


A benefit will be held for Justin Owen, who is recovering from an accident when a faulty firework blew up in his face causing severe damage to his left eye in Jan. 2012. He will be making many trips to a Rochester hospital throughout his recovery process. A spaghetti dinner will be held on Feb. 26 at the Laceyville Fire Hall from noon to 8 p.m. There will also be a bake sale, basket raffle and Chinese Auction. R3- 6p/S4-5p

Come out for a cup of soup and help support the Relay for Life team (Banking Happy) at First Liberty Bank and Trust at the Wyalusing office on Feb. 24, Laceyville office on Feb. 25.

Blood Drive

Blood Drives: March 1, St. Basil’s, 1 to 6 p.m.; Towanda Elks Club, March 6, 1 to 6 p.m.; March 8, Craftmaster, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; March 20, Lackawanna College, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; March 26, Wyalusing American Legion, 1 to 6 p.m.


Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall on Sunday, Feb. 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. S1tfc/R1tfc


Fourth Annual “Afternoon of Inspiration,” will be held on March 4 at 3 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. This variety concert and silent auction is held each year to raise funds for the Volunteers In Mission (V.I.M.) team of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, part of the Wyalusing Charge. Plan to come, be inspired to give and be blessed. Any questions can be directed to Faith Jaynes at 570-746-3237. S7-3c/R7-3c


You are invited to bring a craft, which you are currently into and would enjoy working on along with other handcrafters at the Stevensville Community Hall, Wed. Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you like also, bring a pot of your favorite soup to share. Questions, call Eileen, 570-744-1918.

Classes for Parents of Teenagers, six Monday nights from Feb. 20 to March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., Elk Lake School District. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Penn State Extension Office, 570-278- 1158 or e-mail susquehannaext@psu.edu.

Coming Soon. The Craft Corner at Stevensville Community Hall, Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether it is needlework, sketching, quilting, scrapbooking or knitting or any craft or hobby you would like to work on, come to the Craft Corner and spend a fun day with other crafters. Craft Club will meet once a month at the hall. Future dates will be posted on the club website and local papers. Wish to join in for lunch, bring a dish to pass for potluck or your own bag lunch. Further information, call Sue at 570-746-0222 or Eileen at 744- 1918.


Round and Square Dance will be held at the Wysox Fire Hall, Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 until 11 p.m. Music by Sara. Benefit Wysox Fire Company. R5-3c/S6-2c


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, Feb. 24, March 9 and 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.

Soup and salad supper and bake sale, Saturday, Feb. 18, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Take-out homemade soups of several kinds, tossed salad and homemade baked goods at Russell Hill U.M. Church, Rt. 6, west of Tunkhannock. Church is handicap accessible. Proceeds to benefit Meshoppen UM Church to assist with flood repairs. Call 570-836-3014 or 836-2982 for more information.

A 95th birthday party for Eva Wilbur will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dille Parish House in LeRaysville. Come help her celebrate.


February’s performer at Sullivan Terrace includes Yvonne Robinson from Wyalusing on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Sullivan Terrace is located at 135 N. German St. (Rt. 220), Dushore. Please call if you need directions, 570-928-8997.

Wyalusing Methodist Church will be having a Trivia Night on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Team Trivia night at the Wyalusing Fire Hall, Sat., Feb. 18 from 7-10 p.m. Teams consist of 2-6 members; $10 per player. Plaques awarded to first and second place winning teams. 50/50 drawings and door prizes. Refreshments and plaques donated by Niemiec, Smith and Pellinger, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Snow date, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at the Rocket-Courier office, 196 State Street and the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce office, Main Street. For more information call 607- 222-4118 or 570-746-9221. S6-2c/R6- 2c

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.

North Rome Christian School will be hosting a Kindergarten Preview Day on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9:00 - 11:00. The prospective Kindergarten students will have a “mini-day” experience, while parents will meet with the school administrator, Mrs. Lee Ann Carmichael, to learn more about the school and kindergarten readiness. Students are asked to register in advance. Families who would like to register, to request an information packet or to arrange a school visit by calling 570-247-2800 or email at nrcs@epix.net. Families interested in grades other than kindergarten may also attend the parent section or arrange a private meeting. Info about the school can be found at www.norcsk-12.com.

Bookmobile Schedule Feb. 22, Sayre Senior Center, 9 a.m.; Sayre Library, 10:45 a.m.; Bradford County Day Care, Sayre, 1 p.m.; Page Manor, 2 p.m. Feb. 27, BLaST IU 17, 9 a.m.; Monroeton Library, 11:15 a.m.

Eighth Grade Parents’ Night will be held at the Wyalusing Valley Jr.-Sr. High School on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Guidance counselors will explain the credit system, introduce the various courses.

Original Children’s Books Due. The Bradford Co. Library would like to remind all students in grades 1 to 8 that the deadline for the annual Write Your Own Book contest is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. If you would like a copy of the guidelines or more information, call the library at 570-297-2436 or email stoody@bradfordco.org.

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.

Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Assoc. meets on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stoll Building in Wysox.

Wyalusing Senior Citizens will meet on Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the fire hall. A representative from Bradford County Humane Society will speak. Donations of pet food, cleaning materials, etc. will be gladly accepted. Come, bring a dish to share, your table service and a friend.

The Camptown Civic Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Francine Batch. A program on quilts and quilting will be presented by Val Hill.

Flood Recovery Informational Meeting. Still have questions and concerns? Not sure what your plan of action is yet? Need some contact information? Come to a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wyalusing Fire Hall (Second St.). People with information and contacts for many flood-related issues including insurance, mitigation and I.C.C. (Increased Cost Compliance); tax reference materials for filing federal tax returns, information on USDA and SBA loans and on-going long-term flood recovery efforts. Sponsored by Loaves & Fishes Ministries,

Inc. Light supper will be available.


Seven ways to improve your public speaking will be presented at the Barrier Breakers Toastmasters’ Club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Waverly Free Library. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments. For more information, contact Chris at 570-886-0060 or visit http:// 7290. toastmastersclubs.org/.


The RTL will hold sign-ups on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and March 2 at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m. First-time players bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Wyalusing Ball Association will hold 2012 sign-ups on the following dates: Thurs. and Fri., Feb. 16, 17, 4 to 6 p.m. 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.

Wyalusing High School Wrestling Booster Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in Coach Haley’s room at WVHS.

Seventh Annual Pool Tournament in memory of Aaron (Norm) Felter on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Wyalusing Hotel. Signups at noon sharp. Tournament starts at 1 p.m. $10 entry fee. R7- 2p/S8p

Endless Mountains Gymnastics Spring I Semester will begin the week of Feb. 27. Gymnastic classes for girls and boys in a world-class facility. Schedule a trial class today. Call 570- 746-7778.


AARP members are traveling again in 2012. We hope you will be able to join us on some of the trips. The public is invited. May 21-24, Ocean City and Eastern Shore, MD, $349; June 18-21, Boston, Newport and Foxwoods Casino, $448; July 16-17, Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, with the United Flight 93 Memorial, $185; Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mts. Show trip, including the Titanic exhibit, $595; Nov. 7-16, Eastern Caribbean Cruise, Level 1D, $1,105; Level OF, $1,200; Level BC, $1,395. For information and reservations, Marguerite Shaner, 570-265-5960, mtshaner@epix.net or Ruth Ann Cleveland, 570-265-2581. R5- 4p/S6-4p

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