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Sunday, September 9, 2012
aro and Jack Lasher, left, of Montrose, talk with event organizer Jeff Thompson, of Naples, Fla.,
nd Sandy Lee, of Noxen.
bout 30 people gathered at Grotto Pizza at Harveys Lake on
| Aug. 29 to reminisce about growing up in the Back Mountain.
The Dutch Treat luncheon was organized by Dallas native
Jeff Thompson, who now lives in Naples, Florida.
Ed Thompson, left, and Bill Burnaford, both of Dallas, talk about
old times at a gathering of Back Mountain natives.
Ginny Lahr, right, of Hanover Township, and Faith Harding} Kozick, of Apache Junction, Ariz. chat
with Dottie McAndrew, of Wilkes-Barre Township, and Richard Achuff, of Wilkes-Barre, at a gather-
ing of residents who grew up in the Back Mountain in the 1950s and '60s.
Pete and Jan Fritsky, of Dallas, arrive at Grotto Pizza in Harveys
Lake for the reunion.
New books on library shelves
The following new books have long” by Emily Giffin, “Sea Glass Fleece” by Sally Goldenbaum
een added to the shelves of the Summer” by Dorothy Cannell, SCIENCE FICTION
| Mountain Memorial Li- “ThelLastBoyfriend”byNoraRo- “The Dark Legacy of Shanna-
| » 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, berts, “Summerland” by Elin Hil- ra” by Terry Brooks
or the month of August: derbrand LARGE PRINT
“Bones are Forever” by Kathy  “Cowards” by Glenn Beck, “Family Blessings” by Anna
Reichs, “Last to Die” by Tess Ger-
itsen, “A Sunless Sea” by Anne
“The Debt Bomb” by Tom A. Co-
burn, M.D., “Spoiled Rotten” by
Schmidt, “Anna’s Gift” by Emma
Miller, “The Bridal Swap” by Ka-
Perry, “Haven” by Kay Hooper Jay Cost, “Island of Vice” by Ri- ren Kirst, “The Homesteader’s
FICTION chard Zacks, “Freedom’s Forge” Sweetheart” by Lacy Williams
“Bones are Forever” by Kathy by Arthur Herman BOOKS ON CD
Reichs, “Last to Die” by Tess Ger- “Summerland” by Elin Hilder-
itsen, “A Sunless Sea”‘by Anne + #“Cat’s Claw” by Susan Wittig. brand, “I, Michael Bennett” by
Yerry, “Bring Up the Bodies” by Ibert, “The ‘Wurst is Yet to James Patterson, “Night Watch” 6
filary Mantel, “Where We Be- me by Mary Daheim, “A Fatal by Linda Fairstein
slack, Metz are named to
board of trustees
Two Back Mountain resi-
lents are among four new
nembers elected to the Board
of Trustees of Wyoming Semi-
1ary College Preparatory
school has elected four new
The new members are John
Dowd, Lehighton; Kathi S.
flack, Dallas; Jeffrey Metz
Flack, a Susquehanna Uni-
rersity graduate, currently
erves as a member of the
busquehanna University
3oard of Trustees where she
hairs the Learning Commit-
ee and is a member of the
3oard of the Northeastern
Pennsylvania Philharmonic
vhere she served as president
br four years and co-chaired
he Sponsorship Committee
br one year. She also is active
n the Luzerne Foundation,
he Back Mountain Chamber
board of Governors and Grace
[piscopal Church Vestry.
She also previously served
s a member of Misericordia
niversity’s Women With
hildren Program, Wyoming
eminary’s Parents Associ-
tion, Celebrity Luncheons,
CA Governor’s Awards, the
ack Mountain Library, as a
unding board member of the
ortheast Pennsylvania Chap-
r of the Alzheimer’s Associ-
tion and many other local
ommunity organizations.
addition to her communi-
rvice, she has worked in
dia services for the Don
Metz Culinary Management
in Dallas, an on-site food man-
agement company that oper-
ates 150 accounts in 14 states.
The company’s restaurant di-
vision includes 14 T.G.I. Fri-
day’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak-
house, Wolfgang Puck and
Lucky’s Sporthouse.
Under his leadership, Metz
Culinary Management was re-
cently named a Top Five Com-
pany to watch by Food Man-
agement Magazine and placed
lami” Bogapement Task tion to geo-caching by David Es- land and be in a position to pro- Road hosts old hemlock forest,
force. 2s tep and the unveiling of the mote the significant natural mixed oak forest and a vast
She is a member of the and chief executive officer of 18th on their top 50 food ser- | Sanctuary sign. amenities found on the sanctu- marsh complex.
vice management companies.
Metz also serves as the
chairman of the Board of the
Pennsylvania Restaurant As-
sociation and ran the board’s
political action committee
and the political education
A graduate of Washington &
Jefferson College, he is a
member of the Young Presi-
dent’s Organization and the
President’s Council at Miser-
icordia University.
Four receive MSW
degrees from
~The Department of Social
its first graduating class dur-
ing a ceremony in Lemmond
Theater in Walsh Hall on the
Back Mountain campus."
Back Mountain students
recognized were Nicole Fe-
derici, Wyoming; Grant
North Branch Land Trust members enjoy carriage rides with Will and Chris Conyngham’s team of
Clydesdales, Bud and Beau, at NBLT's Annual Members’ Picnic on the Picton Wildlife Sanctuary.
Carriage rides are a big hit
at Land Trust members picnic
North Branch Land Trust re-
cently held its annual members’
picnic on its newly-acquired Ge-
Highlights of the day were
carriage rides with Will and
Chris Conyngham’s team of Cly-
desdales, Bud and Beau, walks
on the property led by naturalist
Charlene Wildes, an introduc-
This 412-acre property was
owned by George and Lillian
Picton who enjoyed watching
their beloved wildlife so much
they stipulated in their wills that
the property should remain wild
forever. Fortunately, they had a
friend and confidant in George
Daru, who, following their
deaths, contacted the North
Branch Land Trust to place a
conservation easement on the
property’s deed to uphold the
In early 2011, the estate of Ge-
orge and Lillian Picton decided
to donate the entire property to
North Branch Land Trust who
would be the best steward of the
ary lands. In May 2011, through
the hard work of Mr. Daru,
NBLT took ownership of the
Over the past year, NBLT has
been assessing the property for
the potential for passive public
recreation opportunities and
placed it into the YMCA’s 2012
KAZ Passport program and cele-
brated its public opening at the
annual members’ picnic.
The property is divided into
88. 'Shavertown: and Robert orge and Lillian Picton Wildlife Pictons’ wishes and protect the two major parcels. The 316-acre
famburro '91 Moosic Sanctuary located in Foster property in perpetuity. This southern sanctuary located off -
: : Township. transaction was completed in Pond Creek Road outside White
Haven is the larger of two par-
cels of land and is represented
by a mature northern hardwood
forest and two spring fed ponds.
The 96-acre northern sanctu-
ary located along Peat Moss
Some wildlife known to fre-
quent the sanctuaries include
whitetail deer, fisher, black bear,
raccoon, coyote, shrew, wood
duck, grouse, kingfisher, blue
heron, pileated woodpecker,
great horned owl and a variety
of song birds and other small
mammals. Absolutely no hunt-
ing is allowed on the property.
Scout sig
Back Mountain Cub Scout
Packs will hold signups dur-
ing the months of September
and October. Boys who are 7
years old and have completed
kindergarten are welcome to
participate in Cub Scouts.
Boys can join anytime.
Sign-up nights are scheduled
gnups slated for September
gym, , Pack 232
ept. 12 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Dallas Elementary School
cafeteria; Packs 155 and 281
Sept. 16 - Noon to 5 p.m.,
Dallas Harvest Festival, Pack
Sept. 16 - 6 to 8 p.m., St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pack
ing, - 40 : Knob Hill Road,
Trucksville, Pack 281
Sept. 28 - 7 to 8:30,
Dallas Middle School cafete- .
ria, Pack 281 .
Sept. 23 - 5 to 6:30 p.m.,
Gate of Heaven gym, aek
Oct. 14-6108 pum. St.
ennett Advertising Agency, Work at Miserisgica Uni- . Greenberg, Dallas; Margue- as follows: 241 Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pack *
e Lynn Organization and | VESIY an Temple vers rite. MacDougall, Harveys Sept. 9-2 to 4 p.m., Franc- Sept. 21 - 6:30 p.m., side 241
ontgomery & Associates. ty Harrisburg awarded Mas- Lake; and Jessica Rosen- es Slocum State Park (follow parking lot, United Metho- Oct. 21 - 2 to 6 p.m., Gate .
| Metz serves as president
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