By: Vickie Calby∼MRC Board Member∼ “Everybody deserves food.” Pastor Doug Sivers said with feeling. The Montrose Mobile Food Pantry was established with that spirit in mind. Behind every great idea there is a moving force. In this case there were three: Mary Lee Fitzgerald, Judy Kelly, and Mary Ann DeWitt. Jo Ann Leonard explains that… Continue reading Neighbors Helping Neighbors
“The Heyday of Tennis in the Montrose Area” By: John B. Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ (Pictured above: left to light: Lt. King Smith, his partner, King Shafer, and Cecil Donaldson with partner Bill Tilden. The two "Kings" beat Cecil and Bill in 1913 at the indoor courts in New York City) There is a story to… Continue reading HALCYON DAYS OF SUMMER
By: Kimberly Davenport∼MRC Board Member∼ If you are like most library lovers, you have already checked out the Susquehanna County Library’s new location--and have found multiple reasons to return. If you haven’t visited by now, or if you are looking for any excuse to go back, we recommend you attend the library’s celebration scheduled for… Continue reading The Library is Hosting a Big Celebration and You are Invited!
By: Vickie Calby, Kimberly Davenport and John Eidenier ∼MRC Board Members∼ Be sure to "take a walk" through our map to see descriptions, pictures and exact event locations. AUGUST: Joycie's Thursday Night Live Out for a walk on a Thursday evening in Montrose, the sounds of music will draw you to Tannery Place. Drawing closer,… Continue reading 10 Events to Attend as Summer Winds Down
By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ The year is 1980; things are different--very different. Sue Stone is not the administrator of the Susquehanna County Library, and there has never been a "Montrose Blueberry Festival," nor is the “story hour” space in the library bright and kid-friendly. Sue, in 1980, is in charge of preschool story hour. She… Continue reading Blueberry Memories: Back to the 80s
By: Doug Overfield ∼MRC Board Member∼ The year was 1952. Young men lined the street in front of the Susquehanna County Courthouse--saying goodbye to moms, dads, wives, girlfriends, and children--as they prepared to board a bus to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Once there, they would catch a flight to infantry training in Fort Knox, Kentucky, aboard… Continue reading Off To War: Insight from a Montrose Native
By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ Last evening a few of the Montrose Restoration Committee Board Members visited the new library. The pictures do not do this beautiful building justice. We encourage you to stop in to see for yourselves and make use of this wonderful new space. The first thing you see when you walk in… Continue reading A Tour of the New Montrose Library
A discussion of tradition, memory, and nostalgia... By: Hillori L. Schenker ∼MRC Board Member∼ The familiar strains of the march begin with woodwinds carrying the melody, while the baseline keeps tempo. As Pomp and Circumstance reaches its crescendo, the graduates appear. Proceeding solemnly into their assigned seats, their backs straight, each candidate’s tassel bobs in time to the… Continue reading High School Graduation