Family secrets uncovered at Lifetree

ELYSBURG - How to navigate family secrets will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

This program features the exclusive filmed story - shot live as events unfolded - of a woman who discovered a missing family member.

"A young woman gave her son up for adoption because she couldn't afford to care for him," says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "Years later, her second child discovered there was an older sibling. We were there when they met for the first time."

The Lifetree event offers practical tips on handling a wide variety of family secrets. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. For more information, contact Alexis Spade at 570-672-2873 or

Elysburg Knights hold induction

ELYSBURG - The Elysburg Knights of Columbus Council 14161 held a first degree induction March 23 in the Knights of Columbus hall at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church.

Patrick Sassani is the chairman of the degree team that inducted 22 new members, eight from Elysburg, seven from Shamokin, six from Kulpmont and one from Mount Carmel.

District Deputy David Shinskie attended the ceremony, representing the Pennsylvania State Knights of Columbus District 54.

Auction of properties to be held

SUNBURY - The Sunbury Redevelopment Authority will be holding two property auctions in May, the first May 1 and the second May 8, with Sunbury Mayor David Persing acting as the auctioneer.

All auctions will be held at the property being sold. Auctions held May 1 will be at 121 Julia St. at 5 p.m., 1008-1010 Edison Ave., 5:30 p.m., 414-416 N. Second St. at 6 p.m., 1036-1038 Line St. at 6:30 p.m. and 217-219 N. 12th St. at 7 p.m.

Auctions held May 8 will be at 702 Chestnut Street at 5 p.m., 310-312 S. Front St. at 5:30 p.m., 139-141 Church St. at 6 p.m., 128-130 Church St. at 6:30 p.m. and 152 Bainbridge St. at 7 p.m.

Each property will be sold as is and the list is subject to change. Restrictions will be read before the sale and the successful buyer must put 10 percent of the price down at the time of the sale.

Anyone interested in being notified of other upcoming property auctions, call 570-286-7820 or send an email to