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Barrett Township Historical Society presents - 

Mountainhome's Shoepeg Factory of Yesteryear
by Jackie Magann

November 17th at the Friendly Community Center

A short business meeting will begin at 2:00pm (note winter time change) followed by the Program.

Refreshments - All are Welcome

Contact Donna Bisset at 570.595.2857

This is a neat little gem from Barrett Township in 1930.  See 'attachments' area below to download the PDF.  

Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for a challenging hike of up to 3 miles. The specific route will depend on how much water is in the creek on the day of the hike.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017
COST: Free, but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration.

Fellow residents,

You may have recently received a green postcard in the mail regarding the Monroe County 2019 reassessment (see image).  Full text is as follows:


MONROE COUNTY REASSESSMENT PROJECT

This notice is to inform all Monroe County Property owners that the Reassessment Implementation date has been changed from the year 2019 to the year 2020.

What does this mean to the property owner?

  1. The Reassessment Company, Tyler Technologies, will continue to collect data on properties in 2018 through early 2019.
  2. Preliminary assessments will be mailed to property owners no later than March 2019 for review. At that time, if you do not agree with the assessment information provided, you can file an informal review with Tyler Technologies.
  3. Final assessments will be mailed no later than July 1, 2019. You will have 40 days from the date on the notice to file a formal appeal with the Board of Assessment Revision.
  4. New Assessments will be used to generate the 2020 Tax Bills.

Any other question please call the Monroe County Assessment Office 570-517-3133


Further Reading:

 

[Edit 11/15/17 to include synopsis and post-event Photo gallery]

"Although the morning was very cold, the Veteran’s Day Ceremony was held on Saturday, November 11th at 11AM in High Acres Park.  The High Acres Park Committee had arranged a beautiful service attended by veterans and their families, the local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Legion Color Guard and residents.  Fortunately the sun shone brightly on our glorious flag, and all attending were grateful to those who have served and sacrificed for our country. 

Joe O’Malley not only emceed but sang a beautiful tribute while playing his guitar.  Rosemary Brown, State Representative, gave a heartfelt thanks to all the veterans and their families for their service; and Summer Shumway, a 94 year old veteran from WWII, spoke very movingly about his service and family. In addition Linda Spoerer, Commander of our local American Legion, added her feelings about the tribute, and Betty Oppelt, Past President, read the Veterans Poem. After the ceremony, a warm and welcoming Open House was held for all attendees at our local American Legion.


Thanks should be extended not only to the High Acre Park Committee (Nicole Hilfiger, Priscilla Blitz Kice, Cherie Jean Jones, Susan Seese, Gloria Smith, and Sonia White) but also to Stonewall Gardens for creating and donating the lovely evergreen swag placed on top of the Veterans Memorial." 

- Ethel Huff

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