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February 6, 2024

Paula Campbell
Posted 2/6/24

The Sunshine Hall Free Library has started a Chess Club that meets once a week on Saturday afternoons. The Chess Club was the idea of two fifteen-year-old players from Yulan, Aidan and Jack …

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February 6, 2024


The Sunshine Hall Free Library has started a Chess Club that meets once a week on Saturday afternoons. The Chess Club was the idea of two fifteen-year-old players from Yulan, Aidan and Jack Dusenbury-Dalto who started playing the game when they were wee little lads of seven years old. We all know the great benefits of playing chess- it enhances creativity, teaches better comprehension and critical thinking skills, and improves strategic thinking and concentration skills. The great thing about the new Chess Club is that all levels from no experience playing to very experienced players are welcome. There is also a no stress chess interactive game available at the Library geared to entertaining and teaching players of five years old and up. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience playing the game. Britta Dusenbury the mother of the two boys told me about an online site www.chess.com where you can play chess against a computer program which is great for beginners just learning the game and it also has a listing of all chess events and tournaments which may be of interest to more experienced players. Also, the Library has chess books in its collection you can borrow and the staff of the Library will be happy to order any chess books you may be interested in reading. The Chess Club will meet on Saturday afternoons at 2pm in the Sunshine Hall Library’s Main Reading Room and all ages are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary for the club and snacks are available. For additional information call Rory Wade at 215-628-2758. Another very popular Library program Storytime will be holding a special Valentine Day event. The Storytime program is recommended for preschoolers ages 2-5yr olds and on Wednesday February 7th starting at 10am there will be Valentines Day stories, special craft projects and more fun activities. Its free and all are welcome to attend. For more information call the Library at 845-557-6258.

Any event that has the words “February thaw and chicken BBQ” has my complete attention. He Shohola Fire and Rescue will be holding their famous February Thaw Chicken BBQ on Saturday, February 17th from 3-6pm at the Fire House which is located at 325 Route 434 in Shohola PA right over the bridge. Tickets are $15.00 for a half chicken dinner with all the fixings. It is eat in or take out. You can buy tickets from any Fire Department member or order tickets online at www.shoholafd.com. All proceeds from the BBQ go to support the important work of the Shohola Fire and Rescue Program. You should purchase your tickets as soon as possible because this event always sells out fast. Go to www.shoholafd.com for more information or call the Fire House at 570-559-7525

Correction: In my column last week, I has written that Pete Scalia was the Knight of Columbus member that was in charge of the Saint Anthony’s Church in Yulan’s annual Superbowl Breakfast. I got a clarification call from Pete who explained to me that he will only be doing the cooking at the Super Bowl Breakfast but that he is not in charge of the Super Bowl Breakfast event. So, on Saturday February 11th from 8-1pm get yourself down to the St. Anthonys Parish Center for some great breakfast food and a wonderful family friendly event. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. My sincere apologies to Pete Scalia for any confusion my column may have caused.


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