Indian Creek Newsletter

September, 2006

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compiled by Helen Mogill,, 728-2048




Rib-eye Dinner

The Son of the American Legion is hosting a Rib-eye Dinner

on Friday, September 8th at the American Legion from 5:30-7:30.


The menu includes a rib-eye, baked potato, salad, roll, and dessert.

Cost for the Dinner is $10.00. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.




Indian Creek Nature Club


There was sufficient interest to revive the garden club, but with a name change to more accurately reflect the activities of the club - and to broaden the interest to both men and women. 


 In the past we discussed not only garden care - but also how to enhance and enjoy the natural environment in Indian Creek.  It was the former garden club that labeled the trees and built and placed the bird houses in our nature area. We also discussed how to plant a prairie and what to plant to attract birds.


The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 26, 7:00pm, and will be at the Mogill home at 18 Bent Tree Lane.  Our guest speaker will be Angela Smith, director and naturalist for the

Sugar Grove Nature Center.  The topic will be ‘Naturescaping’.  Also at this meeting we will discuss a schedule, topics and activities for future meetings.


This is a wonderful way to meet and get to know your neighbors, as well as how to enhance and enjoy our unique environment and I personally have enjoyed the group very much.




The Da Vinci CodeTowanda Reads



The next Towanda Reads book discussion will be Wed., Sept. 13, from 7-8pm, at the library.   The book to be discussed is The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, published in 2003.




Sock Hop


The Towanda American Legion/Legion Auxiliary/Sons of the American Legion is hosting a 50's & 60's Sock Hop.


Friday, September 22 from 8pm until ? at the Legion.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! Prizes will be given for the best costumes. See a member to purchase a ticket for $2.00 or stop by that night an purchase your ticket at the door for $3.00.



Fall Picnic


The Indian Creek fall picnic and homeowners meeting will be  Sunday, 3:00, on Oct. 1.  (Rain date: Oct 8). This will be an opportunity to meet your new board members and to renew acquaintances with old neighbors and meet new neighbors.   The picnic will be held at the soccer field.  Bring lawn chairs, a dish to share, hot dogs or other meat to cook over an open fire, and your own table service.  Be prepared to have fun!



                           Yard Help Needed               

A gentleman who lives around the corner from Indian Creek (not an Indian Creek resident) is looking for Saturday yard and lawn maintenance help this fall.  Any youth interested in earning some spending money please contact John Ringer at 728-2920.




              Towanda Area Fall Garage Sales


Towanda Area Fall Garage Sales are planned for the weekend following Labor Day – on


     Thursday, September 7,    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

          Friday, September 8,    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

      Saturday, September 9,  8:00 am - 2:00 pm

     or other times as desired.





Overhanging Limbs


A Bent Tree Lane resident notes that there are several areas along Bent Tree Lane where the foliage and tree limbs are over the road.  This makes meeting another car on the lane difficult (unless you don't mind getting your car scratched!).  She suggests everyone take a look at their property and do some trimming.  Also, there are a few low branches which can scratch the top of a pickup. 



Towanda Area Historical Society (TAHS)

by Gail Briggs


The TAHS is interested in securing names of people to interview about their own, or their family's history in the Towanda Area. Some older homes in our community are rich with items of historical interest....please help us locate these in order to preserve our heritage.


To assist in expanding our visibility, we are in the process of developing a logo for the Society.  Your thoughts about the colors, background, identifying symbols and the like are important to help us develop an easily recognizable image for TAHS.


The TAHS will benefit from a raffle sponsored by Kick's of a 1982 Honda Three-Wheel San Francisco Policy Motorcycle.  Tickets are on sale at $20 each and available at Kick's and from TAHS supporters.  Only 190 tickets will be sold so get yours while you can.


Supporters and friends of the TAHS meet regularly at 7:00 p.m.on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Towanda Community Building; the next meeting is September 26.


To respond to the requests for information or to buy raffle tickets, please be in touch with Gail Ann Briggs, 728.2187; - Robin Gould; - Lyle/Mary Merritt, 728.2810; - Linda Potts, 728.2384.


Gravel for Wellhead


Indian Creek grounds chairman, Jim Russell, reports that the first load of gravel for the well-head road has been delivered.  When the ground is dry enough, the tractor will be used to spread the gravel on the ramp leading up to the well-head and on the low area of the trail running along the ramp.





Towanda Library News

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New Library hours:

The library's hours changed on September 1st to offer better "after-work" hours.  The new hours are:                          Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm

                    Tuesdays:                            3:00pm - 8:00pm

                    Thursdays & Fridays::          3:00pm - 6:00pm

                    Saturdays:                            9:00am - noon

Friends of the Library

The next meeting will take place on Wed., Sept. 13 from 6-7pm, at the library.


Story Time

Preschool story time is provided for 3-5 year-olds and is intended to help socialize and prepare your child for kindergarten.   Please call 728-2176 to  register your child for any of the following sessions:

Sept. 6 - Oct. 25, 2006
Nov. 8 - Dec. 20, 2006
Jan. 3 - Feb. 21, 2007
March 7 - May 2, 2007

All sessions run from 11-11:30am at the library


Library delivery service   

If you have difficulties getting to the library due to age or health issues, please call us and we can bring library materials to you.  We have two very dedicated volunteers ready to deliver books and other library materials to your home monthly.  Right now they only have one customer and they want more!  A staff member at the library will select items based on your requests.  Please  call the library at 728-2176 and ask for Mary or Dawn



Peace Meals


The Towanda area Peace Meal program delivers meals to qualified residents.  It is for those who are over 60 and home bound or with medical problems or for those of any age who are disabled.  Volunteers deliver meals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays by going to Lexington to pick up the prepared meals and then delivering them to the recipients.


Sharon Arteman, Towanda Village Clerk would like to give a special thanks to the people who volunteer for the Peace Meal Program:  Jim Arteman, Jim Brown, Mary Lou Hutson, RIta Jenkins, Debbie Kinsella, Jerry Lehan, Dick & Liz McGuire, Lyle & Mary Merritt, Helen & Tim Mogill, Heather Nolan and Pat Pulokas.  Without their help the program would not be a success. 


Additional volunteers are always needed.  Please call  Sharon Arteman , Village Clerk at 728-2811 during morning hours to volunteer.