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‘Our Town: Lock Haven’ meeting is Thursday

LOCK HAVEN — WPSU will host a community meeting for Lock Haven residents for the station’s production of “Our Town: Lock Haven.” The meeting will take place Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. at The Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St.

Community members can meet with WPSU producers to learn how they can share their town’s unique features — profiling organizations, arts, school, attractions, local folklore, places, history and people – for the documentary. Volunteers will then capture their own videos and photos, and will be interviewed by WPSU producers at a later date, to be announced.

The interviews and art will be used for the show, which will air on May 17.

More information about the “Our Town” series can be found online at: wpsu.psu.edu/tv/programs/ourtown/.

Genealogical society

publishes historic maps

of Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — For the first time, the public will have the opportunity to own historic maps of Lock Haven, Flemington, and Lockport from the mid 19th century and at the same time assist two local non-profit organizations.

The Clinton County Genealogical Society has published its Lock Haven Historical Atlas, a compilation of the 1857 McKinney and Bonwill Map and the 1869 Richie and Stranahan Map of Lock Haven. The only copies known to exist of either map are in the Ross Library. The society determined several years ago that they were important historical resources worthy of publication.

Because of the unwieldy size of the maps, after they were photographed gratis by Josh Grimes of Grimestone Photography in Lock Haven, the society arranged the maps in sections for printing as an atlas. The maps contain the names of all residents and businesses at the time they were produced, and are richly embellished with numerous images of local historic buildings in their heyday. All names appearing on the maps have been transcribed and indexed for easy searching. The atlas also includes an image of the 1833 lot map of Lock Haven.

The atlas was created with the assistance of numerous volunteers from the society. A brief history of Lock Haven and of each historic building was contributed by local historian Lou Bernard of the Ross Library.

After payment of the costs of printing, the proceeds from the sale of each atlas will be shared equally between Ross Library and the Clinton County Genealogical Society.

The atlas can be ordered by sending a check for $40 plus $4 shipping to the Clinton County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 393, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.

Tree seedlings available from Conservation District

MILL HALL — Orders are now being taken by the Clinton County Conservation District in its 41st annual tree seedling sale. Proceeds from tree seedling sales are used to fund various educational programs, such as school booklets and field days.

April is tree planting month in Pennsylvania, and for several good reasons: temperatures are usually moderate and soils are moist for maximum freshness.

The variety of seedlings available this year, five for $6.50, include Douglas fir, white flowering dogwood and sugar maple.

Small shrubs for sale this year, five for $8, include American arborvitae and red osier dogwood.

The minimum order this year is five of each seedling.

Apple trees in a bundle of two (one Enterprise and one Liberty) are available for $30. These apple trees are all approximately 4-6 feet tall.

The pickup date is Thursday, April 26 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Conservation District office, which is in the Clinton County Resource and Education Center, 45 Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall (the former Geisinger Medical Building along Nittany Valley Drive/Route 64, north of Lamar).

The Clinton County Conservation District is not responsible for seedlings that are not picked up by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. Call before April 20 if you will not be able to meet the deadline for picking up your seedlings.

To request an order form or more information, visit the county website at: www.clintoncountypa.com, stop at the office, or call Susie Peters at 570-726-3798, ext. 3800.

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