Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Historical Society Establishes Endowment

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Would you like to research your family’s history? Read a newspaper from 100 years ago? Learn about our region’s historical architecture? Discover how the United States Homestead Act traces its roots to Susquehanna County? Then a trip to the Historical Society is on your Bucket List. For decades the Montrose location of the Susquehanna County Free Library and the Historical Society has shared a home on Monument Square in the heart of Montrose. With the upcoming construction of the new library on the outskirts of town the Historical Society will be able to utilize the entire current building for its vast holdings. Many local historical items that have long been in storage will now be available for viewing. Genealogical and historical research facilities will be expanded. However, this expansion will not be without cost. A New Susquehanna County Historical Society Fund has recently been established at The Community Foundation to help provide support for the Historical Society’s proposed renovations and will be used to cover annual expenses so that future generations can learn about our heritage that stretches back centuries, includes our current daily life, and expands far into the future. In addition to being stewards of our past, the current Board of Trustees of the Library and Historical Society is looking forward to this exciting period in the Historical Society’s upcoming history. The Contributions to the new Historical Society Fund are always welcome to help carry on our common legacy and can be sent to The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org.

People in photo left to right:Tom Kurosky: President, Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association; Peter Quigg: President, Community Foundation; Betty Smith: Curator, Historical Society;
Rob Vermette: Treasurer, Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association

Thomas Conaty Scholarship Fund



Fun for the whole family!

The Silver Lake Fire Co. Field Days Grounds is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Proceeds benefit the Thomas Conaty Scholarship Fund.

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The Thomas Conaty Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, was established by the family of Mr. Conaty to award a college scholarship to a student from the Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, or Montrose Area school districts who will pursue a degree in business or a related field and who has demonstrated a record of community service.

John J. & Ann Vitale Scholarship


College Seniors and graduate school students who will complete their studies during the 2016-2017 academic year are encouraged to apply for The John J. & Ann Vitale Scholarship at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains at our website: www.community-foundation.org. The scholarship is available to alumni from the six school districts in Susquehanna County who are in their final year of college or in graduate school and who have incurred student debt. The award for 2016 is $2,000 and if undergraduate students attend college within Pennsylvania they will be nominated for potential matching grants.

Students are encouraged to apply now online. The deadline for completed online applications is August 1, 2016. The scholarship recipient will be chosen during the summer to ensure timely payment directly to the college so that the student may make appropriate financial plans.
John Vitale passed away in March of 2006, after a lifetime of supporting his community and neighbors. This scholarship is one way his family has chosen to honor his memory and continue a tradition of community support.

Kiwanis Trip to Freedom Tower in NYC

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Saturday June 4th,
7 AM depart Price Chopper Montrose
$89.00 pp includes Bus Seat, Drivers Tip, General Admission 9/11 Museum,
Juice, Water, Danish and Snacks en-route, you will be able to bring a small personal
cooler on board for your lunch or have lunch around Ground Zero, Pizza, Burger King,
Deli's, India food, etc. We will stop for Dinner at Rockaway Mall Food Court en-route
Restroom are available on board your bus.
We have 11:30 AM General Admission reservation @ 9/11 Museum, I would allow 3
hours for touring. After you can visit 9/11 Reflection Pools, The Savior Tree,
I would allow an hour to 1 ½ , One World Trade Observatory Deck (also known)
Freedom Tower is now open, the cost is Adults $32.00, $30,00 for Senior, on-line
reservations www.oneworldobservatory.com, Phone 1-848-696-1776 or in person at the
Box office, 285 Fulton Street, enter from West Street, (tickets maybe limited from Box
WTC Transportation Hub (opened March 3rd), after you have finished visiting WTC
Area, you can exit to Saint Paul's Chapel , Ladder 10 Firehouse and view FDNY Bronze
Memorial which is 56' foot in length and 6' high, you can walk to Battery Park which is
around 4 or 5 block or Wall Street Charging Bull in also close by.
On the day of our Trip you will be provide with a map of the area and full itinerary with
address. There are two points of reference I always recommend Brooks Brothers
Department Store and Burger King!
For information contact Debbie Crisman, 570-278-1026 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This is made possible by Montrose Area Kiwanis Club.


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