A very special Thank You to the Individuals and Organizations who have already joined us in Partnership or Patronage for 2015!
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~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
We were happy to help Rebekah Smith earn her Girl Scout Gold Award this spring with her "My Little Libraries" project! We found three locations for the take-a-book, leave-a-book opportunity: the CommUnity Zone, the Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, and the Donald Heiter Community Center.
Rebekah sourced three outside newspaper rack/vendors from the Standard Journal: "I plan on repainting these racks with bright colors and pictures in order to attract the eye. I then plan to collect books from many different places such as Linntown and a couple of local churches. Each of the libraries would have a theme such as nature or Dr. Suess. Due to the "take a book, leave a book" plan of these libraries, they should be self sustaining."
Congratulation, Rebekah, we were happy to help!
"I believe arts education and music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark for creativity and vivid imaginations that need training - training that prepares them to become confident young men and women" - Richard Riley, former US Sec. of Education
Many thanks to the parents, instructors, and kids for making our second annual Youth Talent Show a resounding success!
There are always opportunities to volunteer in the region! Visit us or give us a call - we'll talk about your interests and we'll get you in touch with someone who can use your talents!
Our regular group has excelled during tutoring and has outgrown the basic curriculum! More advances groups are in development, starting with social media! One-on-one tutoring remains available by appointment, as always.
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT is a newly released document that reveals how politically- and financially-motivated scientists have misled the public on a variety of environmental science and public health issues, from tobacco to climate change. Immediately afterwards, a panel of climate change experts will answer questions and offer insight. Sponsored by The Rivertown Coalition; Keystone Progress; Otzinachson Group of the Sierra Club; Susquehanna Valley Progressives
Spotlight Discussion Series
Tuesday, 19 May, 7 pm at the CommUnity Zone Give Peace of Mind:
Advance Care Planning with Brenda Apple of
SUN Home Health & Hospice
Advance care planning can be a gift you give yourself and your family.
We don't like to think about the time when we will need it, but having a plan can alleviate stress on family members, and give you a voice when you may not be able to speak for yourself.
Sunday, 7 June, Noon - 5 pm
Lewisburg to Celebrate Good Neighbors: A Beloved CommUnity Event Hufnagle Park The CommUnity Zone in partnership with CARE (Community Alliance for Respect & Equality) is organizing eclectic music, delicious food, and activities while learning how wonderful our community is!
Celebrate volunteer activities and honor the the amazing work done by Doug and Margie Sturm and by many members of our community. Your organization can get involved by e-mailing Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org Jane Albin, "Band Concert in Hufnagle Park"
Saturday, 23 May, 10 am
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES at the CommUnity Zone!
What’s the big deal about ‘heirloom’ varieties? In a word: bio-diversity. The Millenium Ecosystem Assessment reported that at our present rate, “one-third to two-thirds of all species of plants, animals and other organisms would be lost during the second half of the next century.” This trend is already far advanced in the industrial food system, where for decades, there’s been a steady decline the variety of plants grown for food.
Taste for yourself. Grow tomatoes your grandmothers knew.
~ A Very Special Thank You to Our Partners and Patrons ~
Businesses and Organizations:Beads & Weeds, Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL), Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center (CSVMC), Community Alliance for Respect & Equality (CARE), Donald Heiter Community Center, Jennifer Scruggs Photography, Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL), SUN Home Health & Hospice, Susquehanna Valley Progressives, Union-Snyder Area Agency on Aging (U-S AAA), Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (USCAA), Volunteer Opportunities In Community Endeavors (VOICE)
Individuals: David Ambrose, Kendra Aucker, Arlyne Hoyt & Rosaria Gabriele, Michelle Imm, Susan Jamison, Nancy Libbey, Sharon & Lynn Lowry, Mary Mitterling, Suzanne Murdza, Marjorie Priceman, Cynthia Peltier, Mary Russin, Elayne Sobel, Paula Swett, Margaret Wilder, Gladys Kerstetter, Farida Zaid