Community

Linda Russo wins Ross Library cookie contest

LOCK HAVEN — Linda Russo of Blanchard was the winner of the Ross Library’s holiday cookie contest, held on December 16 at the library. Linda’s “Pop’s Rainbow Cookies” were chosen as the best in the competition, which was judged by the available staff of the library. Second place ...

LH Kiwanis, Key Club help children

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lock Haven Kiwanis Club makes “Children Priority One,” and through their semi-annual spaghetti dinners, the Kiwanians raise money to help local children in many ways. For the last several years, club member Sharon Reeder has organized a basket raffle during the dinners. ...

Downtown Rotary officers pass the gavel

PHOTO PROVIDED Co-president Diane Whitaker, second from left, officially passed the gavel of the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven to co-president Diahann Claghorn, center, on Dec. 12. Claghorn will lead the club’s meetings starting Jan. 1. With them are, from left, club member and ...

Bellefonte Elks honor veterans

PHOTO PROVIDED Bellefonte Elks Lodge # 1094 participated in the community’s recognition of Veterans Day. Following the service in Bellefonte, the lodge provided a lunch buffet for members and veterans. Seen at the lunch are, from left, Eric Fromm, Jack Zimmerman, Larry Cramer and Tom Noffsker.

Eagles donate to Salvation Army

PHOTO PROVIDED The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4298 at Lock Haven donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army. Presenting the check to Maj. Sharon Cupp, fourth from right, are Eagle officers Marchal Rote, Todd Kreidler, Ron Bowes, JoAnn Bowes, Don Troutman, Major Cupp, Kasey Blesh, Charlie ...

LH Rotary enjoys music of the holiday season

LOCK HAVEN — The Rotary Club of Lock Haven enjoyed a musical program Tuesday at noon at Great Island Presbyterian Church. Kim Feerrar showcased the church’s organ and the Rotarians joined in a few carols of the season. The club normally meets Tuesdays for lunch but will not meet next ...

Dickey participates in family literacy project

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Over 40 families partipated in the “Family Literacy Projects” at Dickey Elementary School lthis year. This is the second year for the projects, which start with students selecting a favorite book to read with their family. After the book is ...

CMHS Key Club reads at Infant Development

Central Mountain Key Club members and their advisor took to Infant Development recently to read stories and lead crafts with the students. Club advisor and CMHS teacher, Hayley Orndorf organized the day. “Our students really enjoy giving their time to the community and spending time with the ...

Victorian Christmas returns to Bellefonte for 36th year

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — A young man helps his lady up onto a horse-drawn carriage, with which they take a tour around a beautiful small town all decked out for Christmas. Santa waits in his house to listen to young children’s Christmas wishes and to pose ...

Boys and girls look to the sky for holiday visitors

BEECH CREEK — It was an exciting time last Saturday in Beech Creek for the annual Beech Creek/Blanchard Santa Claus Jump Jamboree. More than 200 youngsters and their families gathered at the American Legion Baseball Field. And at 1 p.m., they looked up into the sky to see Santa Claus and ...

For those who don’t like to read

Happy holidays kind readers! When you are someone who writes a literacy column, loves to read, and is writing during the gift-giving season, the natural tendency is to recommend books that would make the perfect gift. Yes, this has been the topic of the last few columns, but I know that, like ...

Grower education in food safety

Ever wonder what vegetable growers do during the winter? Much of the field work has come to a halt as crops have been harvested and fields put to rest until the next growing season. There are still tasks to be done in barns and sheds as tools and equipment need repaired and maintained. It ...

SENIOR CENTER Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Pork sausage with fettucine alfredo, Winter Blend vegetables, carrot and raisin salad. Tuesday — Breaded chicken, molasses baked beans, garlic mashed cauliflower, pasta salad. Wednesday — Hungarian goulash, carrot coins, peas, gelatin with ...

Steps to recovery

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 ...

OLDPHOTOABLUM

EXPRESS ARCHIVES This photo appeared in the April 7, 1987 Express. It shows Gail Pellerite, left, and Cara Pellerite, right, daughters of Mrs. and Mrs. Lester Whitaker of 118 Center St., Lock Haven taking time to read with their mother, Ross Library director Diane L. Whitaker, standing in ...

Santa arrived in yellow

It’s been 80 years. Eighty years since Piper Aviation came to Lock Haven. Eighty years since the company set up shop and began producing airplanes here. And, for that matter, 80 years since Piper’s first Christmas in Lock Haven. Up until 1937, the company was called Taylor Aviation, and ...

Meetings next week

Monday r Lock Haven City Council, 7 p.m. r Bellefonte Borough Council, 7:30 p.m. r Bald Eagle Township Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. r Wayne Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. r Clinton County Commissioners, 9 a.m. Tuesday r Centre County Commissioners, 10 a.m. r Woodward Township ...

Upcoming reunions

JAN. 2 — LHHS and ICHS Classes of 1951 monthly breakfast get-together, 9 a.m., Restless Oaks. JAN. 3 — LHHS Class of 1948 monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Creekside Restaurant, Mill Hall. JAN. 8 — LHHS Class of 1950, noon at Creekside, Mill Hall. Questions: Patty at 570-726-3374. ...

What’s happening in Howard? By Tammy Coakley

UPCOMING EVENTS Bald Eagle State Park will offer winter bird walks each Wednesday morning during December from 9-10:30 a.m. Meet at the park office. There will be Healthy Hikes on Friday afternoons from 2-3:30 p.m. at the park during December. Meet at the Nature Inn for the hikes. Dress ...