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By Staff | Jan 14, 2009

Before we left for work on the morning after the latest late-night ice storms, Steve quickly threw some salt and kitty litter on our sidewalk and front porch steps. During the drive home that evening, he mentally prepared himself to spend at least an hour in the dark and cold, chipping away at the thick layer of ice that was most certainly waiting for him.

But, to his surprise and utter delight, the sight that greeted him as we pulled into the driveway was a sidewalk completely free of ice and snow, thanks to one of our good neighbors. We both thank you, good neighbor, thank you very much!

Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 11 a.m., the Washingtonville Fire Company will hold a breakfast. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children age 6 to 12, children under 6 eat free. For more info, call 437-2069.

Tryouts for the “Tri-town Braves Football Team” will be at the Montgomery Borough Park on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. For more information contact Derek Hans at 570-394-8270.

Saturday, Jan. 17, there will be an all-day Yard Sale to benefit Relay for Life at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Hall.

Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m., the Clinton Baptist Church will lead the worship service at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. storytime at the Montgomery Area Public Library on Main Street for preschool to second graders.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. the Montgomery Area Historical Society invites the public to attend a presentation at the Montgomery municipal building, 35 S. Main Street.

The subject will be the Widow Catherine Smith, who in 1776 built and operated a rifle-boring mill at the mouth of White Deer Creek to manufacture gun barrels for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Ardith Koch Wilkins, of White Deer, wearing period dress, will present a program about the life of this hardy, pioneering woman.

Saturday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 10 a.m., a youth pancake breakfast will take place at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St. in Watsontown. A free-will offering will be taken, with a 10-percent tithe to go to Camp Victory, Millville.

Saturday, Jan. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Lycoming County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a “How-To” Day on everything “Genealogy” in the Community Room at Thomas T. Taber Museum, Fourth Street in Williamsport. The event is free and open to anyone interested in genealogy.

Talk to representatives from Sullivan County GenWeb, local genealogical and historical societies, Lycoming County Veterans Affairs, DAR, SAR, as well as photographer Wayne Palmer, and genealogical scrapbooker Kat Leon.

Also on hand will be local “experts” on county cemeteries, courthouse research, census records, and you will have free access to the society’s genealogy library and databases.

Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., a Winter Discovery Walk will take place at the PPL Montour Preserve, 700 Preserve Road, Danville. Meet at the Environmental Education Center; program will be conducted by Jon D. Bean, Senior Naturalist. Dress for the weather. Contact: 570-437-3131 or check online at www.pplpreserves.com.

Todd Winder, chief of the Clinton Township Fire Company reports that the fire company will be holding its 11th annual “Beatlefest” on Saturday Jan. 24, at the fire station, 2311 Route 54 in Montgomery. The doors open at 5 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. There will be food and legal beverages available. This event is for all ages.

Bands performing this year will be “Number Nine” and “Clyde Frog,” who will pay tribute to the music of the Beatles. Also performing will be JR Scott, who will provide acoustical styling of some memorable Beatles hits on his guitar. Anyone who would like to display Beatles memorabilia should contact the fire station at 547-1000.

Sunday, Feb. 1, beginning at 5 p.m., the Montgomery Legion Riders will host a Super Bowl party at the Montgomery American Legion. There will also be games of chance, raffles and 50/50 drawings. The public is invited to attend this 21-and-over party; cost is only $5.00 for all you can eat & drink. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise Street in Turbotville, will host an Oyster Supper in the church fellowship hall. An approximate donation of $12 per person will be requested at the door, depending upon the cost of oysters; please call 649-5195 if you are planning to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 4 p.m., the Watsontown United Methodist Church will hold a Ham Loaf dinner. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children aged 5-12. For more info, call the church office at 538-1017.

Sincere condolences are sent to Mayor Andy Onufrak and family on the passing of his mother this past weekend.