Sunday, December 04, 2016

Peoples Security Bank Supports Scranton Prep Scholarship Program

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Left to Right:  Peter Quigg; President Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains Father Ryan Maher; President Scranton Prep William Aubrey; Chairman Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. Board of Directors Joseph Ferretti; Executive Vice President Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. Sharon Byrne; Senior Vice President Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. 

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently provided more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to deserving students attending Scranton Prep. The donation was made through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. This assistance will benefit 30 students from northeastern Pennsylvania who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to receive the rigorous educational experience offered by Prep.

This recent scholarship aid continues a tradition that Peoples Security has of supporting Scranton Prep, and since 2003 the bank has worked with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains in administering and managing its education and charitable priorities in Pennsylvania and New York. William Aubrey, Chairman of Peoples Security Bank & Trust, states that “the bank is proud to partner with Scranton Prep in providing this assistance to our region’s talented students.” Christian Davis of Scranton Prep points out that this assistance from the bank will help augment Prep’s robust financial aid program and will expand the opportunities offered by the school.


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

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: 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.


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