Yarns Cider Mill was operated for more than seventy years, first by Perry Yarns and later by his son William.
Local farmers loaded their wagons with apples each fall and transported them to the closest cider mill to have
them pressed to make cider and vinegar. The D&H Railroad at Carbondale and other area businesses also brought
large quantities of apples to have cider made for their employees.
Renovation work on the mill began last fall with the labor of six volunteers and three days of donated backhoe work.
Trees and brush were removed from around the building, drainage ditches were installed, the parking lot leveled and a
temporary driveway of crushed stone was laid.
A local house jackers contractor then installed two 28-foot I beams which were jacked and cribbed to straighten the
structure and lift the press equipment back into its original position.
The next steps will include foundation work, build new exterior walls on the one-story section, create a museum in
the two-story front section, and restore the press equipment to operating condition.
Endless Mountains Wine Festival Oct 6, 2013
Sun Oct 6 noon to 6 pm • Endless Mountains Wine Fest • Creekside Grove
Rain or Shine — large pavilion and tents on site for event
I-81 Exit 206 Lenoxville route 374E, 1/4 mile on left
Food, Vendors, Craft Beers, Silent auction, Old Time music, carriage rides, massage,
WINE!! and more
Ferrone Family Winery
Capra Collina Winery
III Ponds Winery
Vendors, Activities and Entertainment:
Ordie Price Sawmill - Wine Boxes and other wood products
Kaitlin Bobrovcan - Fine Art, Jewelry, Walking Staffs
Apple Butter, Jam, Jelly - Historical Society
Gregory K. Slebodnik, Woodworker
Costello Advocare Nutrition
Jody Dominic Alpaca
Burkes Maple Syrup
Massage by Heather
Eli and Judy Marsh Assemblage and Photography
Rosal Floral and antiques
Pet Pleasin' Homemade Treats
Lauren Floden, Therapy Harp 1-2 pm
Old-Time Music by Fiddlin' Around 2:30-5:30 pm
Spend a relaxing afternoon with your host the Clifford Twp historical Society and
Rich and Diane Bidwell -- Grove owners.
Feel like royalty while enjoying the beautiful grounds of Creekside Grove during your carriage ride,
treat your stiff neck to a ten minute massage, beat your best buddy at bocci, sing and dance along
with the old time music, bid on an array of silent auction items, stroll through the great selection
of local food and craft vendors and your favorite area artists, practice your golf putting skills
and of course sip your favorites from local wineries.
Come in old time costume and receive a free gift!
Just a good old fashioned neighborly day out !!!
Tickets available from Diane Bidwell 570-497-0457
$20 at the door $15 advanced purchase $5 designated driver or underage
Click the "Add to Cart" Paypal Button to Purchase $15 Tickets On-line
Info: Sandy Wilmot 570-679-2723 • Diane Bidwell 570-497-0457
Tickets also on sale at:
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
Country Hearth Antiques
Forest City News
Proceeds to benefit the Clifford Township Historical Society's
Cider Mill Restoration Project and Local History Museum Renovation
Hope to see you there!!
Now Available! 2012 Calendar
The Clifford Township Historical Society 2012 Calendar is now available and it's the
perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer! The Diary of a Country School Teacher -
Clifford Township 1863 calendar features the pages from an 1863 diary that was kept
by sixteen-year-old Martha Millard of Clifford Township. The diary begins with
Martha teaching school and it follows her daily activities through the year, including
her marriage to William Hallsted who ran a mill at Lenoxville. Calendars are available
at Clifford Supply, Endless Mountains Pharmacy, Dundaff Country Store and
The Forest City News. Or email
or phone 570-679-2870. Price $10 each, plus $2 shipping, if applicable.
Historical Society leases old Yarns Cider Mill
The negotiations are complete and Historical Society President Sandra Wilmot and owner
Gloria Suraci Bilotta have signed a lease for one dollar a year, granting the Historical Society
the opportunity to renovate the old Yarns Cider Mill. The Historical Society plans to install a
parking lot, repair the building and renovate the machinery to operating condition. The long range
goal is to press apple cider on several weekends each fall. A walking trail will connect the
Cider Mill to the Hoover School.
Hoover One-Room School Open House - 3rd Sunday each month, May thru October - 1 to 4 pm
Visit the renovated Hoover School, a one-room schoolhouse with many of the items that
were found in a typical school of a hundred years ago, including wooden desks, pot-bellied
stove, drinking water bucket, vintage textbooks, plus the original blackboard made from
wooden planks painted black. Also on display are a collection of school souvenir
booklets, old photos and other artifacts donated and acquired relating to early schools
of Clifford Township and surrounding areas. The school is located on SR 2014 between
Dundaff and Rt. 106 in Clifford Township. For more information, contact Pat at
or at 570-679-2870. Admission is free. Handicapped accessible.
Dugout Canoe and Mural Display Open House - 3rd Sunday each month, May thru October - 1-4 pm
On display at the municipal building in Clifford is a dugout canoe which was found in a
local pond and donated to the Clifford Historical Society. Local artist Michelle Jaconia
McLain completed a 20-foot mural depicting the activity that may have surrounded the
making and using of this Native American dugout canoe which has been dated to 1692.
This first-class display is located in the Clifford Township municipal building across
from the Willow View Cemetery. For more information, contact Sandy at 570-679-2723 or
Pat at 570-679-2870. Exhibit is admission free and handicapped accessible.
Area Events & Happenings ~ for places to go, things to do, sites to see...
A calendar of events & happenings, picnics, fairs, art festivals, auctions,
church dinners, as well as goods and services available in the community and the surrounding towns,
available on the
Elk Mountain Area Directory.
"So many things to do & places to go while wandering about the neighborhood..."
This web page announcement is funded in part by the Susquehanna County Room Tax Grant Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau. Application for this funding was submitted by the Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc.