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CHAIR EXERCISE: 10:00am - 11:00am at Blue Ridge Active Living Center, 81 Elizabeth Street, Great Bend. We will no longer have exercise on Fridays.

May 7 - October 15

MONTROSE MARKET: Each Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm, the market will feature local handcrafts, wineries/breweries, food trucks, farm products and children's activities. Support local.

May 26

COMMUNITY ASCENSION DAY SERVICE: "Hope For A Broken World," featuring an update and music by area musicians and Ukrainian Christians from Binghamton will be held Thursday, 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 367 Church Street, Montrose. You are invited to bring medical supplies and non-perishable food for the people of Ukraine. Also online, visit for connection information.

May 26 - May 28

LIVE THEATRE: EMTC presents Right is the Price, a tribute to The Price is Right. Engages the audience and brings many laughs. Tickets will be available at the door. Questions, please call 570-243-1075 or stop in at Slanted Art.

May 28

CHICKEN BBQ: Held by VFW Post 5655 on Saturday, at Sheddens, Route 14 in Fassett, PA. Chickens will be ready at 11:00am.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Take-out only. Pick-up Saturday, 4:30 to 6:00pm at Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street. Children 5 and under are free. Call Marge at 570-442-1208 to reserve your dinner.

June 4

RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm at St. Marks Church, Main Street, New Milford.

OPEN HOUSE/CHICKEN BBQ: Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm at Thompson Hose Company. Chicken BBQ, 11:00am until sold out. Preorder by calling 570-442-1038.

June 11

TAKE-OUT HAM DINNER FUNDRAISER: Saturday, 11:30am - 1:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church, corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Baked ham w/gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, home-baked desserts. Benefits the good works of the church. Call ahead: 570-785-3425. Walk-ins welcome.

REUNION/BANQUET: 124th New Milford Alumni Assoc. reunion is Saturday, at the Great Bend Fire Hall. Social Hour at 1:00pm. Dinner at 2:00pm. Call 570-442-1208 to make a reservation by May 31.

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Summer Concerts At St. Paul's Church

Submitted by Charles Cesaretti

Join the Susquehanna Symphony Society for its 1st Annual Summer Chamber Music series at St. Paul's Church, Montrose Friday, June 10 at 7:00pm. In partnership with The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Parlor City Celli will perform a program of music for cello quartet featuring music from Game of Thrones, Succession and Power of the Dog.

On Friday, June 17 at 7:00 pm, the Binghamton Philharmonic Percussion Trio performs virtuosic soundscapes for a diversity of instruments including "Memories of Alhambra'' by Francisco Tárrega, "The Last Game" by Daiki Kato, and "Variations on a Ghanian Theme" by Daniel Levitan.

Tickets are $5 for each concert. Pay at the door. Seating is limited. For advance tickets and for more information, please call (570) 396-5813. Children and students 17 and under are free, courtesy of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.

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Blood Drive at Browndale Fire Co.

Submitted by Juliann Doyle

The Browndale Fire Station will be turned into a Community Red Cross Blood donation center from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday, June 17, 2022. The Browndale Fire Station is located on Route 247, 620 Marion Street, Browndale. Please make an appointment to donate the gift of life!

If you would like to make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go on-line to: A few walk in appointments are available. Please help support the Red Cross and donate blood. "Give the gift of life, Give Blood".

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Growing Blueberries At Home Program

Submitted by Kimberly Grace, Master Gardener Co-Coordinator

The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County in partnership with the Montrose Area Adult School will be hosting a hands-on Growing Blueberries at Home program with Master Gardener Instructor Jim Kasten on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00am at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose.

Native to North America, blueberries have been around for more than 13,000 years! A rich history, an even richer taste, plus health benefits; what's not to love about blueberries? Want to grow a few blueberries for yourself? Can't keep the critters away from the bushes you already have? What type of soil do they like? Join us and get these questions answered and more. You will receive tips and pointers on how to successfully grow your own blueberries at home.

To register visit: Montrose Area Adult School Click the Classes link. Click Nature and Outdoor Living to see the Master Gardener classes. You can print out a registration form under the How To Register section. Simply mail the form to the Montrose Area Adult School. For more information or help registering call (570) 432-0184; or email

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Montrose July 4th Celebration

Submitted by Ed DeWitt

The current level of cooperation in America is somewhat divisive and is creating a great deal of tension and discontinuity in our country and our communities. The Montrose Kiwanis and Lions Community Service Clubs firmly believes that to accomplish all the things that need to be done to enhance and improve our quality of life a spirit of working together in harmony needs to exist.

In order to promote this principle, the July 4th Committee has chosen the theme for this year's festivities – "Celebrating American Unity". In troublesome times America has always stood by the motto of "United We Stand, Divided We Fall". We want to revitalize this motto to make our communities great places to live, work and raise our families.

The July 4th Committee is pleased and proud to announce that our Grand Marshal will be the Montrose United Fire Company as they celebrate 175 years of service to the Montrose Area. In addition, Mr. Harold Gary, a World War II veteran, will be recognized as the Honorary Grand Marshal.  Harold will be celebrating his 102nd birthday in 2022.

More detailed information will be published as we get close to July 4th. Listed below are contacts for all the day's activities:

Race For Independence: Fun Run - 7:45am, 5K - 8:00am, 10K - 8:10am. Contact Matt Nebzydoski at 570-533-1281; or email Pre-Registration -,

Arts & Crafts: 8:00am to 4:00pm, "On-The-Green". Over 100 Arts and Craft Vendors. Contact Dan Regan at 570-278-2750; or email

Chicken BBQ: Starts at 10:00am. Served in the fire hall. Dinners Only - $12.00 each, 1200 dinners cooked, seating available. Sponsored by Kiwanis and Lions Clubs.

Patriotic Parade: Steps off at 11:00am. 2022 Theme, "Celebrating American Unity". Parade Route – Grow Avenue to Church Street to Public Ave. to Lake Ave. For entry applications, contact Rich Ely at 570-432-0935; or email

For general information, contact Ed DeWitt at 570-278-3537; or email

The July 4th Committee is looking forward to hosting you as our guests in 2022.

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MV Garden Club Exchange & Sale

Submitted by Sally Roberts

The Mountain View Garden Club will be hosting their 17th annual Plant Exchange/Sale and Marketplace at the Clifford Township Community Center, 119 Cemetery Street, Clifford, PA, on Sunday, June 5th. The hours are 11:00am - 3:00pm. The 2nd Hand Rose, which is one of the main attractions, will also be held from 11-3pm. The plant sale will be from 1:00 - 3:00pm. This year will prove to be an eventful one with a full agenda that includes educational demonstrations and arts, crafts and food vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact JoAnn at or 570-806-1591; or Katie at or 570-430-9024. The last event on the agenda will be the dedication of the beautiful new foot bridge that crosses the East Branch of the Tunkhannock. The MVGC is proud to be a part of this important occasion. The following agenda lists the specific demonstrations, tours, times and their participants:

11:00am - 1:00pm: Rain Garden/Pollinator Garden demonstration – Paul Bechtel, DCNR grant consultant, McLane Associates, taking place near the pavilion.

1:00 – 2:30pm: Riparian demonstration - Paul Bechtel, DCNR grant consultant, McLane Associates. Everyone is invited to watch or participate with the plantings.

11:00am - 3:00pm: Ongoing spinning demonstration – Linda Dexter, Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild, taking place in the park.

11:00am - 3:00pm: Penn State Master Gardener's Information Booth, near perennial area/garage.

11:00am - 3:00pm: Bee Demonstration – Beekeeper Catherine Hynes, near perennial area/garage.

11:30am: Tour of the Children's Garden – Sandy Wilmot, Clifford Historical Society.

11:30am and 2:00pm: Tour of the beautiful Clifford Twp park – Sally Fischbeck, Mountain View Garden Club, meet at park entrance by the playground.

12:00pm: Flower arranging demo – Garbrielle Murphy, Evergreen Flower Farm, Honesdale, PA, taking place in the garage.

12:00pm and 2:00pm: Demonstration on spinning and felting – Rudy Testa, New Milford, PA, taking place in the garage.

1:30pm: Tour of the Historical Society Museum – Sandy Wilmot, Clifford Historical Society, taking place in the Community Center building.

2:30pm: Dedication of the Covered Bridge – Clifford Township Board of Supervisors.

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New Milford Boro Midtown Festival

Submitted by MaryAnn Warren

Mark your calendars for June 4th as the Midtown Festival in New Milford Borough is a GO! The day will be filled with crafters/vendors, a chicken BBQ, kids' games, a pie baking contest, raffles and more. Jeff Kelsey has once again donated his DJ services, "Kreative Sound Entertainment" for the day.

The Chicken BBQ will begin serving at 11:00am while the Festival runs 10:00am to 3:00pm. Hot dogs and sloppy joe's will also be available. BBQ tickets are still available for $12 at the Borough office on Main Street or can be purchased the day of, until all are sold.

Craft and vendor applications are still being taken, please visit our facebook page, 'Midtown Festival 2022' or stop by the New Milford Borough office, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

New, this year is 'Bikes 4 Kids', a bicycle giveaway in memory of Jim Carpenetti. All bicycles were generously donated by friends who appreciated Mr. Carpenetti's sense of community and volunteerism.

Look for our 'Buck a Duck' being sold at local businesses in the Borough and will be displayed at the Festival. All proceeds from the Festival benefit our beautiful parks in New Milford Borough and the only municipal pool in Susquehanna County. Pool memberships are reduced at the Festival, one day only: Family of 4, $50 and Individual, $25. We look forward to seeing you!

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Youth Community Stewardship Program

Youth, ages 13-18 are invited to a hands-on program focusing on taking charge to lead conservation projects. An environmental stewardship camp for youth who want to get their hands dirty, take charge and learn to lead conservation projects that make a difference in our world! Youth Community Stewardship Program is designed for young people aged 13-18 concerned about the environment and want to learn how to lead community projects that will improve the local environment.

The program will take place June 7, 8 and 9, 2022, 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Oakland Borough Building, 380 State Street, Susquehanna, PA.

To register go to: Please email parent's contact information and youth's name. Deadline is June 6, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Funding for this event has been provided by the Department of Environmental Protection's 2021 Environmental Education Grants Program.

During the Youth Community Stewardship Program, participants will learn about water testing to assure a healthy ecosystem and how watersheds impact life on earth. To help protect the creek, participants will help plant a riparian buffer along the Starrucca Creek, D&H Rail-Trail - Brandt Trailhead to ensure a safe habitat for local wildlife, and to prevent soil erosion. The course will be taught with assistance from D&H Rail-Trail staff, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, and Penn State Community Leadership Educators to help you become an environmental leader in your community.

The program is for Youth (age 13-18) who are interested in learning leadership skills and who enjoy working outdoors and want to participate in a meaningful hands-on project.

Participants will learn how to lead a community project, how climate change impacts our environment, why native plants are important to our climate, how to plant an eco-friendly habitat. Upon completing this program, participants will receive a certificate and will be eligible for community service hours.

Speakers will include: Valerie Senese, D&H Rail-Trail; Lori Voll-Wallace, Master Gardener Coordinator; Linda Falcone, Leadership Educator.

Participants must bring their own beverages and snacks. Portions of the program will be conducted outdoors. Be sure to dress in layers according to the weather.

There is no cost to attend thanks to funding provided by the Department of Environmental Protection's 2021 Environmental Education Grants Program.

For questions contact Lori Wallace at; or call 570-666-9007.

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