Pictured with the Gore murals are, from left, Terry Depew, business development specialist in the Athens office; Ginger Reap, Athens branch manager; Valerie Jacoski, Tioga Point Museum director; Matthias Smith, director of Naglee Fine Arts Moving and Storage and Naglee staff members.
ATHENS, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank has donated two large murals, painted by local Athens artist M. Louis Gore, to the Tioga Point Museum in Athens. The murals were painted by Mr. Gore specifically for the former Farmers National Bank, now the C&N office at 428 Main Street in Athens. They are approximately 14’ x 5’ and 13’ x 5’ and have hung in the Athens office since 1950 and 1951.
The murals were removed from the flood-damaged Athens C&N branch office Thursday morning. Workers from Naglee Fine Arts Moving and Storage of Elmira, NY. handled the mural removal and transported them to the museum where they will be temporarily housed in the manner recommended to best structurally support them. Museum Director Valerie Jacoski said museum officials hope to repair some minor damage before moving them to their permanent home on the stairwell wall leading up to the museum, located upstairs in the Athens Public Library.
“We’re very excited to receive these murals, which fit in so well with the quality of our other collections,” Jacoski said.
One mural was painted from Round Top looking south towards Milan, and the other was painted from Prospect Point (Sheshequin narrows) looking north towards Athens. The murals were damaged by flooding in 1972, causing the bottoms to bow. They were not adversely impacted by the September 2011 flooding, but the Athens office was severely damaged and is undergoing extensive renovation. C&N officials felt the murals should be moved to a safer location and knew the museum would be an excellent steward for them.
Ginger Reap, Athens branch manager, said the branch will retain a large mural of the old Athens Academy Mr. Gore donated to the bank on behalf of Farmers National Bank President Stanley Burns and a self-portrait of Mr. Gore in Paris donated to the bank by his niece. The Athens office is expected to re-open this spring.
M. Louis Gore died in December, 1967 at the age of 90. A member of one of Bradford County’s first families, he studied art in Paris and did sketching and painting in France, England and Scotland. His murals and paintings are featured in many public buildings and homes throughout the Valley area. He was also an accomplished photographer.
The 117-year-old Tioga Point Museum (www.tiogapointmuseum.com) is located in the Spalding Memorial Building. It houses an extensive collection of rare and historic items, including original George Washington and Abraham Lincoln signatures, an extraordinary rare book collection with elaborately decorated bindings, Revolutionary and Civil War collections, local and non-local Native American exhibits, portraits of early Valley settlers and many souvenirs from local residents who traveled the world. The museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO, third from left, presented service awards to, from left, Kelly Ingerick, Melissa Dunn, Debra Topf, Terry Depew, Mary Wood, Eileen Ranck, Robert Miller and Thomas Brown.
WELLSBORO, PA – Eight Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 190 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the February service awards luncheon were:
- Thomas E. Brown, courier in the Wellsboro office, 10 years.
- Terry Depew, business development sales officer in the Commercial Loan Division at the Athens office, 40 years.
- Melissa Dunn, commercial loan support specialist in the Coudersport office, 10 years.
- Kelly L. Ingerick, mortgage specialist in the Mansfield office, 20 years.
- Robert S. Miller, courier in the Wellsboro office, 15 years.
- Eileen Ranck, BankCard operations manager in the Wellsboro office, 40 years.
- Debra Topf, loan processor in Wellsboro, 25 years.
- Mary Wood, Trust administrator in Wellsboro, 30 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2012, C&N will recognize 27 employees for a total of 515 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.
Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
|C&N Coudersport Branch Manager
Michael Wetzel, left, presents the check to CVFD President Brian Wilson.
COUDERSPORT, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank has donated $500 to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department to assist in the department’s efforts to raise funds for new equipment.
C&N Coudersport Branch Manager Michael Wetzel presented the check to Brian Wilson, fire department president.
The Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1885 to protect downtown Coudersport following several devastating fires. The current membership accounts for hundreds of years of experience and the average member has belonged to the fire department for 20 or more years.
“Citizens & Northern is pleased to show its support for this all-volunteer department. Its members have given countless hours of dedicated, selfless service to our local community,” said Wetzel. “We hope others will follow suit and continue to support our local firefighters.”Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
WELLSBORO, PA – High school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.
Applicants are sought for the 2012 fall semester. Completed applications are due to the student’s high school guidance office by April 2, 2012 or to a Citizens & Northern Bank branch office by April 6, 2012. Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education or medicine, including medical research for human diseases. If too few students apply with those majors, preference will be given to students who express an interest in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical or metallurgical engineering, or any other field that would improve society.
In addition, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Consideration will be given to financial need.
Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 888-987-8784 or their high school guidance counselors.
The Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund was created under the Last Will and Testament of Joseph R. Every, who died Sept. 8, 2005. Citizens & Northern’s Trust and Financial Management Group serves as Trustee of the annual award.
Joseph R. Every was a long-time operator of a construction business and had a great desire to help area students pursue higher education. His intent was to provide scholarships to well-deserving seniors and graduates from public and non-public high schools in Bradford, Tioga and Chemung counties. Mr. Every believed that special consideration should be given to average students with ambition and the potential to contribute positively to society. In addition, he directed that the successful recipient of funds must not smoke tobacco or use illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages.
The scholarship award will be for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the Selection Committee. A maximum award of $10,000 may be made. Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board. Payments from the trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends. Under the terms of Mr. Every’s will, final scholarship awards will be determined by a Selection Committee comprised of four employees of Citizens & Northern Bank, scholarship fund Trustee, and one representative of the Finance Committee of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Mansfield.The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.
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WELLSBORO, PA –Philip Prough, director of Financial Service Delivery and vice president and Trust officer with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, has received his master of business administration degree from Colorado State University.
Colorado State University has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the benchmark of academic excellence for business schools. The university is accredited regionally by the North Central Association of The Higher Learning Commission. CSU’s MBA program offers advanced learning of business aspects and operations with an emphasis on management and leadership.
Prough has been a C&N employee since 2000. He is an honors graduate from Lycoming College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in accounting. He has held the designation of Certified Financial Planner® practitioner since 2003.
Prough’s current responsibilities are the oversight of the delivery of Citizens & Northern Bank’s financial services, including the sales and service of Trust, Brokerage and Insurance services. He also retains account administration duties for his clients. He works from the bank’s Wellsboro office.Assets under management by C&N’s Trust and Financial Management Group totaled $634,782,000 at the end of 2011. A division of Citizens & Northern Bank, the group has offices in Canisteo, NY, Coudersport, Sayre, Towanda, Wellsboro and Williamsport.