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By Staff | Jan 27, 2009

I have known for quite a while now that people in this area love their history. If not digging into their own family’s past, they’re helping friends who are just getting started in their own genealogy research. If you stopped by the Genealogy Fair that was held last Saturday at the Taber Museum, you would agree that Lycoming County is firmly connected with its past.

It was during this event that one of my husband’s relatives introduced herself to me after she spied my last name. After confirming that, yes, indeed, there was a connection between her family and his, we exchanged emails and promised to exchange info.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot. As you can imagine, we have been confronted with some frustrating roadblocks, especially when we Google the word “Blank.” That’s OK you can go ahead and laugh now.

If you missed the Montgomery Spring AYSO Soccer Registration on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6-8 p.m., you still have two more chances to get your kids signed up.

This Saturday, Jan. 31, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, you can bring your $18 registration fee to the Clinton Township Fire Station, 2311 Route 54 Highway. The final registration will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at the fire station. Uniform is extra; if your child played in fall 2008, no registration fee is required but you must still sign up for the Spring session. For more info, call 547-6546 or email rnrebecca@comcast.net.

Pampered Chef Bingo benefits Seth Bartlett and Travis Kennedy’s trip to Spain, Clinton Township Fire Hall, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., 1:45 p.m., Early Bird, Extra and Special Games, $20 for 20 games, Chinese Auction and Drawings, Refreshments.

Sunday, Feb. 1, beginning at 5 p.m., the Montgomery Legion Riders will host a Super Bowl party at the Montgomery American Legion. The public is invited to attend this 21-and-over party; cost is only $5 for all you can eat and 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 a Men’s Oyster Supper in the church fellowship hall and will include a presentation by Rudy Mummey on flags. Please call 649-5195 if you are planning to attend.

The Montgomery Borough Curbside Collection is scheduled for the week of Feb. 4. Remember to rinse the inside of all tin cans, aluminum, and clear glass; remove all lids, tops, and caps; and labels may be left on. The recycling hotline is 1-800-736-7559.

Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 4 p.m., the Watsontown United Methodist Church will serve 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.

Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 p.m. until midnight, the Milton VFW will hold an Oldies Dance at 300 Park Avenue. Cost is $6 per person. Snack will be provided; cash bar. Call 742-7804 for more information. Event will benefit the Upper Northumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Saturday, Feb. 7, the North Central Pennsylvania Branch Quality Deer Management Association will hold their Eighth Annual QDMA Reach Banquet. Guest Speaker will be Merlin Brenner, who will discuss modern deer survey methods. There will be games, raffles and benefit auctions. Registration is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at the Watson Inn in Watsontown. You must register in advance for tickets by contacting Doug Garrison by email at ncpbqdma@hotmail.com

Sunday, Feb. 8, beginning at 12 noon, there will be a Sweetheart Basket Bingo held at the Warrior Run Area Fire Department Social Hall, Allenwood. Early bird game at 12:45 p.m., regular games begin at 1 p.m. For tickets call 568-2312 or 568-2253. Proceeds benefit the New Columbia Senior Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the St. John’s (Brick) Church will hold a family-style turkey and filling dinner with all the trimmings. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children aged 6 to 10, and children under 6 eat free. Order takeouts by calling 547-6423.