Congratulations to our Insurance Sales Associate

Danielle RadelLeading local insurance associate Danielle Radel, ACSR of the Coup Agency in Milton and Lewisburg has been named the company’s top producer for the 1st quarter of 2012.

 

“This award was established to recognize the efforts of the agency’s sales team who perform at the highest level for the previous quarter.  We are proud to acknowledge Danielle’s commitment, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude, overall productivity and ability to effectively handle changes in her areas of expertise,” explained R. Jeffrey Coup, President of the Coup Agency.  “We foster a team effort in our organization and Danielle has shown that spirit of partnership with the other employees and with her customers.”

 

The Coup Agency has been serving the insurance and real estate needs of the central Susquehanna Valley for over 70 years.  It is a fourth generation business and has seen strong growth throughout its history.  The key to that growth is by simply offering the highest degree of respect and professional service to clients and prospects.  The entire staff of the Coup Agency believes in friendly, professional service and follows management’s lead of service to their customers and to the community.

 For more information visit The Coup Agency’s Insurance Website.

Congratulations to our Real Estate Sales Associate

Brad BaylorERA Coup Agency Real Estate in Milton, would like to recognize and congratulate local Realtor Bradley Baylor, as the company’s lead producer among the Real Estate Sales Agents at ERA Coup Agency for the 1st Quarter of 2012.

 

 “We appreciate having Brad on our winning team,” said Richard Coup, Broker of ERA Coup Agency.  Knowing the importance of having a knowledgeable Realtor to guide you through the buying or selling process; Brad dedicates himself to treating his clients with the respect and professionalism they deserve.   Richard Coup also explained, “At ERA Coup Agency Real Estate we pride ourselves on being a team oriented agency, and all of our sales associates work together to make it a win-win situation for all involved.”

 

 For over 70 years Milton and the surrounding area have been provided top quality insurance and real estate service from ERA Coup Agency.  The key to the company’s continuously strong growth is offering the highest degree of respect and professionalism to each individual client and prospect.  With the Coup Agency now being in its fourth generation of doing business the management and staff pride themselves on continuing that friendly and professional service to our customers and our community.

Milton’s NEW Public Library

Library EntranceLibrary FacilitiesMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Opening April 23, 2012

Hours:

Monday – Thursday

9 am to 6 pm

Friday – Saturday

9 am to 4 pm

570-742-7111

 

The Milton Community is very excited about the new public library that will be opening April 23, 2012. Located at 541 Broadway in Milton, it took two and a half years to witness the evolution of the once residence to a library, the board did an excellent job of marrying the old with the new.  Many of the features of the home were retained while still bring it up to the modern facility that is needed.

Purchased in December, 2008 from the Randall Kramm family the facility has been in a transformation from residence to library since then.  The home has had quite a history and was owned by the Charles Dickerman, a manufacturer of railroad equipment and was known as Rose Hill.

 

Library GroundsSide View of the Library

Especially at this time of year the grounds are in full beauty between the cherry trees that line the street and entry into the new facility, the flowering shrubs, and the flowers.  The beauty of the entire facility, both inside and out, is breath-taking.

Some of it’s “new” features include a geothermal heating system that required between 26 and 32 wells that had to be drilled.  Since the ground water has a fairly constant temperature in the mid-50’s, it does not require as much energy to either heat or cool the water, depending on the time of year.  The Library is hoping that it will translate into low heating costs.  There is parking for approximately 30 cars at the new facility.

The floors of the library as well as the sidewalks outside are both heated by radiant heat.  There should be little or no sidewalk snow maintenance that needs to be done in the winter!  There is also a modern sprinkler system that is needed for this type facility.

Front DeskDownstairs and upstairs of New Section of LibrarySue Williams, Librarian stated that there are three full-time help and four part-time as well as the many volunteers.  Sue has been with the Milton Public Library since June, 2011.  She says it takes quite an effort to keep tract and maintain the 11,000 plus books that they currently have in circulation.  She does not expect that there will be huge growth in the number of books, but foresees some future growth in their inventory. 

They also have almost 6,000 patrons of the library and she does foresee growth in this number as more patrons begin to use this new facility.  It is amazing to patrons that currently visit the facility on South Front Street in Milton that the library have been able to “pack” that many books into the small facility.  Sue said that they “definitely use every square inch of the place!”.

Computer Room at LibraryChairs by Fireplace at the LibraryAnother new feature of the facility will be the addition of many more computers in the facility.  All told, she estimates that there will be about 30 throughout the library.  There is a computer room, but there will also be some scattered around the various rooms and there will be laptop computers, too.

One of the first things that you may notice during your first visit to the library (other than the huge difference in space and it’s beauty) is that there are little “nooks” all over to just quietly relax with a good book.  They designed the furniture and space to take advantage of the many “nooks” throughout the former residence, including around the beautiful decorative fireplaces, the atrium, and the enclosed side porch.

Meeting Areas at the LibraryMeeting RoomOrganizations throughout the community and area should be happy to know that there are comfortable meeting rooms available for small groups.  Part of the future vision is the renovation of the Carriage House into larger meeting facilities.

The hours of operation are not expected to change at this point.  They are currently Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.

The Grand Opening Event is slated for April 29th from 2 to 4 at the new facility.  Some of the programs that will be available that day will include quilting, extreme couponing, animal balloon art, jewelry making, and a scuba diving workshop.  More programs are in the planning stages for the day.  Come out and visit the new facility and take advantage of these special programs during the Grand Opening event.

The library has partnered with the Central PA Chamber of Commerce on May 5th to have a Night at the Races on the Chamber’s grounds in the Industrial Park.  They are hoping the entire community and surrounding areas will come and support this event to help raise funds for this fine new facility.

Library SideView at library

 

Again this year, the library will be hosting the Friday Night at the Movies on their new grounds in August.  There will be a featured movie each Friday night during that month and will be shown on a huge outdoor screen.

To find out more about the library and its events, check them out on their website.

Since we sold that the property to the library, we thought we would provide “before and after” pictures as best we could.  As you can see, they did an excellent of retaining the many great features of the home.

Staircase to second floorBEFORE - StaircaseBEFORE - Dining RoomDining Room

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Porch with planters at libraryBEFORE - AtriumBEFORE - Second Floor FPSecond floor fireplace at library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some very interesting old post cards that we found of the property.

Post Card of Rose HillPostcard 3

Milton Welcomes Back Slattery’s Olde Village Inn

Olde Village InnAfter several months of re-work and rearranging, Slattery’s Olde Village Inn reopened for business on April 3rd.  The restaurant is located at 17-21 Broadway in Milton.  Manager Dave Clark, who has worked at various national restaurant chains such as Applebee’s, Garfield’s, Perkins and others, says he is excited to have the Milton eatery reopened to the Milton community and surrounding area. The Chef is Donald Mapes who has local ties to the area.

For those who have visited the Olde Village Inn before, there are some new things!

As you enter,  you will realize that the entire entry/bar and seating area has changed.  The bar area has been expanded; there is seating in the bar area and there is a pool table that has been added.  Sit at the bar and enjoy one of the wide variety of beers that are on tap as you look at one of the many flat screen TV’s are all through the bar area.  Bar

Another item that has change is the Olde Village Inn menu!  There are many new items and has the pub fare of hamburgers, wings, appetizers, soups and salads, but also the dinner menu includes a full array of entrees.  

Miltonians may be  interested in trying the “Boiardi burger” or the “Black Panther” burger.  Fresh is the key word at the eatery as all their hamburgers, meatballs and meatloaf are all prepared from fresh meat, not from a food service.  All hamburgers are served on a pretzel roll that has been freshly made at the Olde Village Inn.

 

Bar Area

 

Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 2 am, they offer the dining and bar service, but also have catering facilities as well as banquet facilities for approximately 70 people in two different rooms. 

 

The restaurant and pub are are open now, but staff hope to have an “official” opening the week of April 16th.  There will be some new features that will be rolled out that week, including Wednesdays being all-you-can-eat wing nights and Thursdays will be all-you-can-eat pasta nights.

 

 

The Chef  and manager are also “cooking up” their own “menu challenge” that is still being refined, but it will be a sub that contains more great ingredients than can be mentioned here!  It will tip the scale at over 5 pounds AND YES, there will be fries with that!  They are hoping that the “man meal challenge” will be tried by their patrons and be a fun event for those who are so inclined to try and tackle such a digestive event!

They are in the process of updating their website and it should be available in the near future.

For reservations or additional information, their phone number is 570-246-5355.

Main Dining AreaBanquet Room

 

Olde Village Inn

Open 7 days a week

10 am to 2 am

17-21 Broadway, Milton

570-246-5355

Stevie G’s is Milton’s newest Restaurant

Stevie G's RestaurantMilton welcomes its newest restaurant to town – Stevie G’s.  Named for the owner, Steve Gresh, the new eatery provides a full array on their menu.

Located at 200 N. Arch Street in Milton, they provide breakfast, lunch and dinners to the dining public.  Not only do they have eat-in and take-out, but they also provide catering services.  Their phone number is: 570-742-7228.

The owner is happy to be back in the Milton community.  His parents had a restaurant north of town, but lost their lease when the property was sold north of the borough. 

Many of their customers are also glad that they are back and town and have welcomed them back to the community.

Owner Steve Gresh

 

Their new place has been newly renovated and provides  ample space for diners and for an friendly atmosphere.

Open Tuesday through Saturdays, 6 am to 8 pm, Sundays from 7 am to 2 pm, they serve breakfast until 11:00 each day.  They are closed on Mondays.

Give them a try for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner!