December Newsletter

Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's
Tentative course list for Spring 2017 

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League of Women Voters
Forum for January


Our January forum is scheduled at La Primavera for January 10th at 11:30 at LaPrimavera. Our speaker will be Representative of the 85th District; Fred Keller who will give us a “Legislative Update” Lunch will be served at a cost of 13. Those with gluten allergies may order a special meal by contacting me at 570-523-7961 or email me at

Cynthia Peltier

Forum Committee chair

In November, AMP presented our recycling proposal to the Lewisburg Town Council Community Development Committee. Like many of you, we strongly feel that Lewisburg should invest in a public recycling program downtown, and so we are proposing that the Borough install eight public recycling containers along Market Street. High schoolers Mariah Lofgren, Evan Armstrong, and Jacob Feuerstein presented our proposal to the Committee, and we received a warm and positive response. In the words of one Council Member, a downtown public recycling program is "absolutely necessary."

However, we haven't won yet! We will be returning to the Committee meeting in December to answer more questions from Town Council and to update them on our progress in building financial support through local partnerships. We're reaching out to Bucknell University, downtown businesses, and passionate individuals to raise pledges to help off-set the Borough's initial costs of starting a public recycling program in Lewisburg. 

Anyone can contribute! This week, we are going door-to-door to the businesses along Market Street to solicit pledges. We are not currently collecting any donations, simple asking for pledges of specific amounts that businesses or individuals would contribute if and when Town Council approves our proposal. Any business or family who pledges $100 or more to support public recycling will receive a special "Proud Sponsor of Lewisburg Recycling" window decal sticker to display and will be highlighted in the CommUnity Zone's monthly newsletter for their commitment to improving our community. 

If you or anyone, business, or organization you know may be interested in pledging financial support to a public recycling program in downtown Lewisburg, please don't hesitate to share this information or have them contact AMP directly at (570) 447-3127 or at Hopefully, we'll be able to return to the Committee meeting this month with good tidings of growing community and financial support! We'll keep you posted. 

Aaron Troisi

Lewisburg Miracle on Market Street
The Miracle is… a downtown atmosphere that encourages people to slow down and actually enjoy the holiday in an ambiance of an old-fashioned downtown—friendly, sparkling, helpful, enjoyable and relaxing.

December 1 – Holiday Tree Lighting, Hufnagle Park, 7:00 pm

December 1 to 18- Festival of Trees. A festive display of 25 decorated Christmas trees in the old CVS in downtown Lewisburg.
December 2 – Late Shoppers Night. All stores open late, most until midnight. Free gift wrapping offered at ProCare Physical Therapy and the Tree Festival. 7:00pm free holiday movie at the Campus Theatre. 

December 10Have breakfast with the Grinch & the Lewisburg Sunset Rotary, 8am – 11am at the Lewisburg Club. Enjoy a pancakes and toppings bar, continuous showing of the Grinch movie, and a special reading of the book at 10:30am. 
Fit for Funds Running of the Elves 5K and kids’ Reindeer Fun Run take place at 10:30 am and 11:30 am. You may dress in your best elf costume for this fun holiday event! Santa then arrives at The Open Door Gallery at Noon. 
Free holiday movies at the Campus Theatre at 4:00pm 

December 17- At noon visit with Santa at the Campus Theatre, followed by a bike giveaway and free movie.

An Open Letter to the Pennsylvania Trans Community from the ACLU of Pennsylvania

It’s a scary time for many communities. It is an especially harrowing time for those who are disproportionately affected by bigotry, structural and institutional racism, and other types of discrimination. We are in awe of those of you who are sharing your stories during Transgender Awareness Week and coming together in your communities for...
CommUnity Zone
417 Market St, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Advisory Committee:

Dave Ambrose, Steve Jacobsen, Nancy Libbey, Helen Nunn, Andrea Tufo, Patti Urosevich, and Farida Zaid
Without our Angels, Partners, Patrons, Friends, Supporters, and Volunteers,
we would just be another great idea. Thank you very much for you support!

David Ambrose '17, Caroll Blank & Helen Nunn '17, Faustina Gallery 

Bucknell Office of Civic Engagement '17, Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center (CSVMC), Community Alliance for Respect and Equality (CARE) '17, Donald Heiter Community Center '17, Susquehanna Valley Villages, Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) '17, SUN Home Health & Hospice, Union-Snyder Community Action Agency '17, Kendra Aucker & Margaret Lehr-DeVolld '17


Amy & Brooks Gronlund, Ben Marsh & Janet Jones '17, Cindy Nickelsen '17, Daniel & Elizabeth Clement '17, Evangelical Community Hospital, John & Beth Holmes, Kathy Loftus Jewelry Designs, Margaret & Tom Greaves '17, McVicar MVP Video Productions, Mondragon Bookstore, ACLUPA Central Susquehanna Chapter '17

An Anonymous Arts Lover, Charles Sackrey, Cora Lynn Deibler, Edward Cotter, Elaine Hopkins '17, Elayne Sobel '17, Gale Duque '17, John & Judith Peeler, John & Sally Mathews, Joseph & Jacqueline Detelj, Ken & Linda Piercy '17, League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area, Lewisburg Arts Council '17, Lewisburg Prison Project '17, Libby Meadow & Paul Susman, Lois Svard & Peter Kresl '17, Margaret Gates & Swan Stull '17, Margaret Wilder, Martha Donahue '17, Marv & Raven Rudnitsky '17, Mary Jane Mitterling '17, Mary Russin '17, Miriam Naugle '17, Pamela & Paul Mauger '17, Patti Urosevich '17, PPL Electric Utilities, Robert & Sue Taylor, Roger Allison '17, Rosaria Gabriele & Arlyne Hoyt '17, Stephen Lindenmuth, Steven Miller & Ellen Gauthier, Susan Faeder, Susan Jamison '17, Suzanne Murdza '17, Sylvia Gleason '17, The Lewisburg Studio '17, Volunteer Opportunities in Community Endeavors (VOICE), Larry & Mary Ginsburg '17

Adele & Gerard Spegman, Ben Willeford, Brian & Suzanne Auman, Bruce Jackson, Carl & Sabrina Kirby, Carol Graybeal '17, Charles & Martha Root '17, Christy Emigh, D. Toni Byrd '17, David & Jan Pearson '17, Doug Orbaker & Penn Garvin '17, Elsbeth & Richard Steffensen '17, Christine Grace '17, Gary & Nancy Grant '17, George & Zoya Jenks, Hazel Newton, Hilbourne Watson, Jackson & Martha Hill '17, John & Sara Kirkland, Karen Morin & Daniel Olivetti, Kimberly Daubman '17, Kyle Bray '17, Leona Martin '17, Lynn Palermo, Marilyn Mumford, Nancy & Walter Everett, Patty & Harvey Edwards, Paul & Suzanne McGuire '17, Philip & Renee Sosland '17, Sue Ellen Henry, Susan Travis '17, Vivette Lewis '17
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