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In this Issue

TAKE ACTION:  CommUnity Zone Needs Office Supplies

EVENT:  Fall Conflict Mediation Training Announced
from the Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center 

EVENT:  Networking for Progress
from the Susquehanna Valley Progress

EVENT:  Pride Celebration
from the ACLU of Pennsylvania (Central Susquehanna Chapter)

EVENT:  The Perils of Patriotism
from the Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society 

TAKE ACTION:  Blood Drive and Wear Orange
from Moms Demand Action

EVENT:  Monthly Meeting
from Moms Demand Action

LEARN: Downsizing to make room for Renewal and New Growth
from Horizon Partners

From the CommUnity Zone

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors event sold out!

Held on May 18th at "Jim's Church", this event was a smash success, selling out 100 tickets well before the event date. Hosted by the CommUnity Zone and supported by Transitions, the show proceeds will go to the CommUnity Zone to help continue working on common ground projects. 

We teamed up with Joel Gori, artistic director of Metamorphosis Performing Company, and Mary Lapos, visual artist of painting series called “Collateral Damage”.  Performers included Juliana Brafa, Joe DeChristopher, Joel Gori, Kelly Knox, Olivia Lapos, Tom Patten, Cynthia Peltier, George Potor, Andy Seal, Alex Skitolsky and Sydney Stieler, The Susquehanna Valley Chorale LTD with conductor William Payn also performed three songs. The evening also included videos by filmmaker Paul Naton, paintings by Mary Lapos, photography by Deb Slade and Terri Peterson and air sculptures by Elaine Williams. It was an evening to remember! 

Photos and performance videos from the event are available on this page. 

This event was also supported by The Charles B. Degenstein Foundation and Evangelical Community Hospital along with Weis Markets and Wegman's which provided much of the food.

Thanks to all the volunteers, Jim Clark, and countless others who made this event possible.

Cynthia Peltier
From the CommUnity Zone
A Reflection on A Mysterious Dream

The CommUnity’s Zone’s, A Mysterious Dream:  A Community’s Labor of Love, was intriguing, entertaining, and thought provoking.  I fully embraced my fellow community members expressing their emotions through their own means of communication.  It’s OK that I didn’t understand everyone. Being fully present, I was immersed in a creative and quirky environment.  Everything from the antique furniture and mounted animal heads that are part of Jim’s Church, to the singing, poetry, and paintings, Greek chorus, and interactive activities touched on a theme of “us” and “them” and “we”.  There were no answers this evening, just expression and awareness; a time to take notice and sit with the uncomfortable in our larger world and small personal communities. To look at, and perhaps even to laugh at, our own foilbles.  How human. I was given no answers but, rather, I was asked… what will you do?

Lynne Sobel Ragusea
Executive Assistant
CommUnity Zone

from the CommUnity Zone
TAKE ACTION: CommUnity Zone Needs Office Supplies!

We are in need of office supplies and equipment to help keep us running smoothly.

Our wish list includes:
Microphone desk holder

Have something to give? Just bring it in during our open hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-4pm.

Donations are much appreciated!
from (CSVMC)
EVENT:  Fall Conflict Mediation Training Announced!
Training October 18-20 and November 1-3 2019

The CSV Mediation Center is announcing fall basic mediation training! The 40 hour training will be October 18-20 and November 1-3. The training is free for participants who wish to become volunteer mediators. The CSV Mediation Center offers people in conflict the opportunity to discuss their differences in a safe and neutral setting, with mediators facilitating conversation. All mediators at the center are trained volunteers. Center mediators help people with disputes including child custody, divorce, eldercare, neighborhood, family, landlord/tenant and business. For more information, visit our website at www. or call our office @ 570-374-1718.
EVENT:  Networking for Progress
Sunday, August 18th 4-6:30pm @ the Spyglass Ridge Winery 105 Carroll Rd., Sunbury

Susquehanna Valley Progress will host its annual networking reception at the Spyglass Ridge Winery on Sunday, August 18th. Please mark your calendars. We will once again honor a very deserving individual who has worked diligently to serve the community and move the Susquehanna Valley forward.
From ACLU of Pennsylvania

EVENT: Pride Celebration
Tuesday, June 18th 6-8pm @ The Edison Hotel, 400 Market Street, Sunbury
June is officially Pride Month in the city of Sunbury. You are invited to celebrate with the ACLUPA Central Susquehanna Chapter. The ACLU has long fought for the rights of the LGBTQIA community. Join the celebration and get involved in the ACLUPA's local efforts.
from the Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society
EVENT:  "The Perils of Patriotism"
Sunday, July 14th 3:30-4:45pm @ Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 42 S. 3rd St., Lewisburg

Speaker, Tony White will make an argument that patriotism is immoral because it is selfish, hinders our judgment, divides the world, and causes war, and that any benefits of patriotism can be attained at least as well from cosmopolitanism. All are invited to comment, including those who may disagree. Tony White, a Williamsport native, has an M.A. in Philosophy from West Chester University, and is a student in the Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy Ph.D. program at Binghamton University. He has taught at Penn College of Technology, Misericordia University, and King’s College. He is also a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), and founder of the Northcentral PA AVP chapter.
from (Moms Demand Action)
TAKE ACTION: Blood Drive to honor Nation Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange
Friday, June 7th 1-6pm @ Zion Lutheran Church 15 S. 5th St., Sunbury

On Friday, June 7, 2019, as part of ​Wear Orange Weekend and National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Central Susquehanna Valley chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host a Blood Drive with the Red Cross to honor victims and survivors of gun violence.

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor after she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15.  Orange honors the 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day.

We Wear Orange to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence and to elevate gun violence prevention efforts nationwide.
from (Moms Demand Action)

EVENT: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 18th 7-8:30pm @ East Buffalo Township Building, 589 Fairground Rd., Lewisburg

Join the Central Susquehanna Valley group of Moms Demand Action for our monthly meeting.  We'll be discussing the Veteran's Parade in Lewisburg, as well as current legislation and self-care for activists.

You Make Decisions
We Make it Happen

We provide personal, hands-on support and customized guidance to help you plan, coordinate and implement your move.  We offer process and detail management to ensure a smooth transition to your new home.

Our Process
Clear Picture
We take some time with you at the very beginning to get to know each other. We want to learn about you; about what changes you want to make; about your hopes and your challenges. We can help you take stock of where you are and where you want to be. You get a clearer picture of where and how you will enjoy your new horizons.

Clear Path
We develop a logical sequence of tasks and timing and resources necessary to get you where you want to go. Together, we'll design a plan of action customized to your unique needs and situation. We will work with you to create a clear path for getting from here to the horizon, eliminating stress and maximizing excitement!

Clear Horizon
We get busy! We will move through the steps of your plan lighten your load. We will help you identify what you need, use and love and help you make decisions about what is no longer useful. We'll place, pack or move the things that will serve and delight you in your new life on the horizon.

For more information contact
Therese Miller
Senior Move Manager, Professional Organizer
Owner, Horizon Partners

CommUnity Zone
417 Market St, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Advisory Committee:
Mary Beth Clark, Mary Hague, Scotta Magnelli, Elise Nicol, Helen Nunn, Elayne Sobel, Patti Urosevich, Farida Zaid

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