This Week in Danville...
August 18 - August 24, 2019
Volunteer Opportunity:
Attorneys and Witnesses Needed to Help Our First Responders & Veterans!
The Wills for Heroes Program seek Attorney Volunteers to participate in an event hosted by Merck Co., Inc. and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono office to provide local First Responders and Veterans with Free Estate Planning Documents.

WHERE: Merck and Co., Inc., 10 Avenue D, Riverside, PA 17868

WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, from 9AM-4PM

WHAT: “Wills for Heroes” is a free service that provides wills, living wills, health care and financial powers of attorneys to first responders or veterans and their spouses, partners, and significant others. At the conclusion of the one-hour appointments with Lawyer Volunteers, first responders/veterans leave with a fully executed set of estate documents.

WHY: First responders and Veterans selflessly devote their lives to serving our communities and country. Despite the inherently dangerous nature of their jobs, an overwhelmingly large number of these individuals – approximately 80-90% -- do not have wills. (This figure is based on experiential date from state and national first responder organizations).

EVENT INFORMATION: We are seeking 8+ lawyers, 3-4 notaries and 6-8 witnesses (who do not need to be lawyers) for the event. Lawyer volunteers do not need to practice trust and estate law. We will conduct a one-hour refresher course the morning of the event to familiarize Lawyer Volunteers with what they need to know. In addition, we will conduct training on the computer-based program used to generate the estate documents. Lawyers who are well versed in estate planning will be available throughout the event to answer any questions that may arise. The event usually runs from 9AM -4PM with training from 9-11AM. Appointments begin at 11AM. If you have recently participated in a Wills for Heroes Event and do not need the training, you should arrive at 10:30AM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To volunteer email Gabriele Miller-Wagner at ; .

About the Wills for Heroes Program

Each first responder sits with a Lawyer Volunteer to review a questionnaire that the first responder has filled out in advance. The Lawyer Volunteer enters the information into a computer-based program and reviews the documents with the first responder to ensure accuracy. The documents are printed, reviewed by one of the experts, signed, and notarized.

If you need more information about this program, please go to the Wills for Heroes 
Foundation web site ( or the  Young Lawyers Division section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association web  site ( .
Borough Updates Repairs this Weekend to Route 54 River Bridge in Danville

Montoursville, PA – Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. is scheduled to repair sections of the Route 54 river bridge in Danville this weekend. This work includes removing deteriorated concrete and patching near the Danville side of the bridge.
Work will begin around 7 p.m. Friday evening and be completed by Monday.
There will be times when traffic will be controlled by flagging. There may be long delays. Traffic will be restored to single lane conditions in each direction by Monday.
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1st Annual Danville Health Fair
organized by the Danville Health Alliance a Success!

Congratulations to 6.1K race winners and thank you to our vendors and attendees!

Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors: Geisinger, Service 1st Federal Credit Union,Catawissa Chiropractic Center, Danville Pharmacy, Weis Markets, Giant, Tryanglez Salon, Montour Area Recreation Commission, Danville Health Alliance , Danville Area Community Center,
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40th Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
9 a - 5 p
Mill Street

The 40th Annual Danville Fall Arts & Crafts Festival is a one-stop shopping extravaganza for Danville and the surrounding area. From handmade jewelry to up-cycled wooden furniture, crafts and toys, to children's face-painting and fashion accessories - it's all together in one location!

Over 135 local vendors exhibit their fine arts and photography, handmade crafts, soaps and beauty items, and more! So, you'll feel really good supporting the local economy while acquiring unique gifts for your family and friends! In addition to the arts and crafts, the Festival offers a wide selection of mouth-watering food and refreshments. It is also a great opportunity to explore the diverse downtown businesses on Mill Street!
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Sidewalk Sale

Friday, August 23, 10 a - 6 p
Saturday, August 24, 10 a - 3 p

DEEP discounts on all summer apparel and Scout bags at Merle Norman Cosmetics.
 50% off Scout bags
 50% off summer Clara Sunwoo
70% off Judy P shirts
 40% off jewelry and purses
Facebook and Instagram Workshop
August 28

Analytics, Automation, AI, & Ads for Facebook and Instagram
Social media is more than just a way to connect with friends
and share pictures of your kids, grand-kids, and pets.

This workshop will help you in setting up and making the
most of your business pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Join social media expert Kendy Alvarez to enhance the digital presence
of your brand, stay connected with your clients, and expand your market reach.

Cost:$35. Veterans are welcome at no charge.

Register online at or call (570)577-1249.
$20 off for Danville Business Alliance Members!
Build Your Business by Selling on Amazon
 September 19th
1:30-4:30 pm

Amazon has over 150 million unique visitors per month and
more than 50% of Amazon's total unit sales come from third-party sellers.

Attend this workshop to increase your reach and
drive sales of your products on Amazon.

Attendees will learn:
* What you need to know before starting your online store
* Which selling method is right for your business?
* How to open an Amazon account
* What are Amazon restricted categories?
* What is Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)?

Presented by  marketing, brand management, and online sales expert
Lorna Best of Best Online Retail Consulting. Lorna has been
recognized as an eBay Seller Diversity Advocate and eBay Top Seller. 

Cost: $35. Veterans are welcome at no charge.

Register online at or call (570)577-1249.
Book Nook Book Sale

Every Thursday through October 3
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Buy some gently used books and support the Library at the same time.
Visit the Book Nook on Thursdays and pick up some great deals.
You can never have too many books!

Cost: Free Admission

Thomas Beaver Free Library
317 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821
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Ferry Street Growers Market
Saturdays, May 18 - November 23, 8 a.m. - noon

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 23, 5-9 p.m. &
Sunday, November 24, noon - 5 p.m.

Hometown Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8

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