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' ia i.ffitn, urg 00eiegraptl. 2004 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER COPY Vol. No. 143 No. 47 chosen Main i Groundbreaking held for t Achiever Community new Weis Markets store Department of and Economic Develop- has chosen Miffiinburg and Mifflinburg's Main Mifflinburg Heritage tion Association to be one of the first recipi- the Main Street Achiever designation in the state. the fact that MHRA Pennsylvania's oldest con- Street Programs. in 1986, the mission of to promote and maintain a environment where businesses, the Borough and the community to foster growth and while preserving lrg's historic past. After the cycle from DCED, with the assistance of a Stipend annually from the been a self-supporting non- Organization. As part of Main Street Achiever Community designation, the Borough will receive a $35,000 grant from DCED to be administered by MHRA. $15,000 will be used for downtown planning and $20,000 will be used for Design Challenge Grants. The Design Challenge Grants are matching grants for storefront and facade improve- ments in the downtown business dis- trict up, to a maximum $2,500. You must own a commercial property to qualify (letters have been mailed to eligible applicants). The application fee is $85, this fee will be waived for members of MHRA /MBMA. MHRA will present the grant program in detail on Wed., Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Union County Government Building (343 Chestnut, side entrance). Applications will aNo be available that evening. Meiser wins singles title Burke Derr Tennis Tourney Mike Meiser won all four to net top honor, in the Burke Derr Memorial Tennis held last Saturday at the High School tennis courts. second place-finisher Bill Middleburg, 8-1. Third place Mffflinburg's Scan Condit who ,Lewisburg's Bob McCormack, finished fourth. continues with the competition on Sat., July at 9 a.m. The Juniors (14 play Sun., Aug. 1, starting at Women's singles competition for Sun., Aug. 8, begin- ning at noon. Participants are required 0 to pre-register by calling 966-6335. The tournament is part of Mike & i Dot's II Annual Charity Month activities that benefit Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc.-(PACFI), Multiple Sclerosis, Evangelical Hospice, and the t Mifflinburg and Lewisburg Children's Centers. Other Charity Month activities include I the Annual Mike Zetdemoyer Poker Run  that is scheduled for Sat., July 3. Poker Run registration begins at noon at Mike & Dot's II and costs $10. All bikes are welcome and a complimentary buffet is provided upon returning. photo prouided On hand at last weeks groundbreaking were hom left to right: Guy W. Fairchild, Margaret A. Metzger, Norman S. Rich, Hall E. Solomon (Mill Mayor), Jonathan Weis, Chris Vayda (Mill store manager), and Robert Valentine (Mill Bank PresidenO. Weis Markets has begun the con- struction of a 44,215-square-foot replacement superstore in Mifflinburg and hopes to hold the store's grand opening in the first quarter of 2005. The new store will be built on a 5.7 acre site located at the intersection of Meadow Green Dr. and East Walnut St. Mifflinburg Bank and Trust sold the store site to Weis Markets. Fairchild Brothers Construction of Winfield, started project site work two weeks ago. The current Weis Markets' store is located on East Chestnut Street. This 33,000-square foot unit will remain open for business until the day of the Grand Opening for the new unit. "Mifflinburg is a growing area and we are pleased to be growing with it," said Jonathan Weis, Weis Markets Vice-Chairman. "We worked very closely with the Mifflinburg Bank and Trust to make this project a reality. When our new store opens, Mifflinburg will have a larger store with expanded perishable depart- ments, more variety and a full-service pharmacy. We can't wait to get start- beginning of this project. The ceremo- ny included Weis Markets' President and CEO Norman S. Rich, Company Vice-Chairman Jonathan Weis, Mifflinburg Mayor Hall E. Solomon, Council President Mark Bowman, Margaret Metzger, Borough Manager and Robert Valentine, President of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust. The Miffiinburg replacement store will include: a larger produce depart- ment with a selection of organic pro- duce, a larger deli, three Self-scan lanes, an expanded meat department, a full-service pharmacy and a larger grocery department with increased variety and more specialty foods, including natural/organic, ethnic and gourmet items. This is the second replacement store project in the region. Earlier this year, Weis Markets began the construction of a 65,000-square-foot superstore in Bloomsburg. This store is expected to open in the fall. Founded in 1912, Weis Markets cur- renfly operates 157 stores in six states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and West ed." Virginia. The Company also operates { A groundbreaking ceremony was SuperPetz, a pet supply superstore held last week on the site to mark the chain operating 33 units in 11 states. lllfibt tlli bitian: Obituaries--- 3 Trail of History-- 4-5 Library News--5 Recipe of the Week-- 7 Green Thumb Comer-- 7 Coming Events--- 8-9 Classifieds--- I0 Puzzle Corner-- II * Times of Worship-- 12