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

**Update 2/16/18

 

** Original Post:

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:

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

At the top of the ballot is a space to vote ‘Yes' or ‘No' for the upcoming referendum on school taxes. Mario Scavello and others have worked hard to provide this opportunity to vote on eliminating school taxes based on property values. Voting YES would vote to eliminate school taxes based on property values, while voting NO is a vote to keep the current system of property taxation. If approved, school taxes would then need to be funded with alternative taxes. 

With the November 7th elections rapidly approaching, the Friendly Community Center hosted an informative “Meet the Candidates” Forum (Oct. 23rd) to help residents familiarize themselves with the candidates for Supervisor and their views. Voters will select two of the four candidates who are Loree Guthrie, Grant Hilfiger, Patti O’Keefe and Michele Sistak. The forum was moderated by Sue Ruskin-Mayer and attended by approximately 50 residents. Each candidate made introductory comments, a concluding summary, and answered questions. We have tried to faithfully capture the substance of each candidate’s responses, with some sentences being abbreviated to speed your reading.

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.

[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

We are having our GRAND OPENING this Friday and Saturday! (October 27 & 28, 2017)

Our ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Saturday around 10AM.  We will have a sale and special raffles and giveaways going on along with demos from Husqvarna equipment. 

We will continue so stock lumber and building materials, along with hardware, electrical, plumbing, housewares, paint, lawn & garden, outdoor power equipment and even pet supplies!

Update 1/10/18
Photo updated.  The recycling bins have been removed.

At the Barrett Township Supervisor meeting on Wednesday September 27, the supervisors made a motion to shut down the Recycling Center in front of the Maintenance Department on Sand Spring Road. 

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