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Issue 9 — Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Delaware Township Asked
For Fire Police Vehicle
By Heather Adams

DINGMANS FERRY — At the Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24, Delaware Township’s Fire Police Capt. Dennis Stankovich asked the supervisors to consider the purchase of a vehicle from the now-defunct ALS.

Stankovich outlined the need for a dedicated vehicle for township traffic control, for which he has been using his personal vehicle and fuel. He said he has spoken with former ALS President Mary Lou Corbett, and there are three vehicles belonging to ALS which will be sold “at a nominal price.”

The vehicle he thinks is most appropriate already has lights and sirens, and following PA law, would only be accessible to the captain and lieutenant.

There is currently no lettering on the vehicle, but it will easily hold stands, signs, tape, vests, flares, and other needed equipment. The Supervisors agreed to investigate further... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Meet Your Fire Dept.

BLOOMING GROVE — Ever want to see how the emergency operations work in your area or maybe you are interested in joining your local emergency service?

Here is your chance: the fire companies in Pike County will open their doors for tours of their facility and apparatus, according to Timothy Knapp, Facility and Operations Director at the Pike County Training Center.

Knapp said fire department members would be on hand to talk to people about joining one of these great services. It all takes place Sunday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. at your local fire station. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and support your local volunteers.

Apple Festival

MILFORD — Milford United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Apple Festival on Saturday October 4. The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the church as 206 East Ann Street in Milford rain or shine.

The festival will feature more than 30 vendors (space is still available), scrumptious apple desserts, hot food, a free children’s activity area, bake sale and Granny’s Attic. Anyone donating canned goods for the Pike County Ecumenical Food Pantry will get a coupon for a free hot dog.

Milford UMC hosts these festivals annually to support its local and global missions. To find out more about the programs and activities of the Milford United Methodist Church, check out our website at www.milfordunitedmethodistchurch.wordpress.com, for vendor spaces or other information please call the church office at 570-296-6124.

Some Music Festival Venues Hosted Benefits

MILFORD — The fall Milford Music Festival held in Milford Borough went well, according to Festival Committee Chairperson Adriane Wendell. This is the second year that the committee held the festival twice a year, once in spring and once in the fall. New this year is that the festival invited Delaware School District students who play in their own bands to play. Many of those bands played at the Community House, but some, such as Weasley, played in front of stores or restaurants.

Also new this year is that some venues hosted a benefit. Jen Murphy Fitness on West Harford Street hosted an Open Mike benefit for local food pantries. And, Pike County Library hosted a daylong yard sale, during which various bands played. The sale was a benefit for the Library. The other major festival benefit took place at the Milford Dairy Bar. The Dairy Bar, Daryl Wood, Milford Lions Club, and Dead Level Band sponsored a barbeque benefit, with music, for Teen Challenge, a worldwide not-for-profit organization. Teen Challenge has chapters in more than 100 countries to help teens overcome drug abuse. The benefit helped a regional Teen Challenge chapter.

Teen Challenge started in northeastern Pennsylvania, but its high rate of success in helping teens turned the organization into a global one... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Milford High Alums Recall ‘Olden Days’ At Reunion

WESTFALL — Milford High School Alumni Association recently held their reunion at Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing in Westfall Township. The school, located on West Harford Street, across from the post office in Milford Borough, is now a commercial building.

The school opened in 1900 and closed in 1956 when Pennsylvania mandated the formation of regional school districts that consolidated stand-alone local schools. From 1901 through 1903, Milford High School had only four students in each graduating class, according to alumnus Arthur Ridley (Class of 1952), who was slated to be this year’s master of ceremonies (MC), but was unable to attend because he had to attend his grandson’s wedding. Centa Quinn (Class of 1947) served as MC.

After 1956, Delaware Valley School District (DVSD), whose main campus is located on Route 6/209, became the regional high school, according to Lorraine Gregory, who attended Milford High School, but graduated from DVHS... for complete story, get this week's issue.

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