Street sweeping

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors requests that residents of Den Mar Gardens, phases one and two, remove their vehicles from the streets for the street sweeper on Thursday, June 12. All cars that are not removed from the street on the designated day for street cleaning will receive at $15 ticket.

Strawberry festival Wednesday

SHAMOKIN - A strawberry festival will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, 117 N. Eighth St. The event is a fundraiser sponsored the church's Willing Workers Sunday school class.

The festival includes short cake, ice cream, sundaes, hot dogs, barbecue, pierogies, meatball sandwiches, beverages and a bake sale table. Takeouts are available.

Area writer speaking

SUNBURY - Local author Robert Miller will present a program on his recent release, "The Cogan Legend," at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society at the Hunter House, 1150 N. Front St.

Miller will discuss how his ideas for his first book evolved and the characters developed. Even though the book is fictional, history played a big role and provides a strong foundation for the novel that combines things real and imagined.

"Many of my thoughts for the novel revolved around an area close to Dalmatia called the Cogan. As I walked through this wooded area, ideas led to various scenes in my mind. Sunbury and Fort Augusta are also important places in the novel. As the characters developed, I placed them into these various local settings," said Miller.

Miller's presentation will follow a brief business meeting which begins at 7 p.m. A reception will follow. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 570-286-4083.