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Senior Menu
Dairy Day At Elk Lake School
Library Book Contest Deadline
"Uncommon Women" Celebrate History
SCDED Plans Welcome Back Downtown
Parents Get Involved In Weekly Meets
Story Hour At Susky Library


February 26

POST 86 LEGION AUXILIARY meeting, Wednesday, February 26. Covered dish 6:30, meeting 7:00 p.m.

February 27

RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL meeting, Thursday, February 27, at the Ben-Mar Restaurant, Carbondale. Dinner available, 6 p.m. Meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Call 785-7245 for info. All are welcome.

February 28

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

18 HOLE INDOOR MINIATURE GOLF, Friday, February 28, 5 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Light supper and snacks available. All are welcome.

March 1

COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, March 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

18 HOLE INDOOR MINIATURE GOLF, Saturday, March 1, 4 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Light supper and snacks available. All are welcome.

BEGINNING FARMER WORKSHOP, hosted by PA Farm Link, Saturday, March 1, 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. For registration (required) or info, call (717) 664-7077.

LANDOWNERS CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. at the LCCC Conference Center, Nanticoke. For registration (required) or info, call the Extension office, 825-1701.

SUPERFUND BANQUET, Saturday, March 1, 6 p.m. at the Owego Treadway Inn. For ticket info, call the National Wild Turkey Federation, (607) 775-2146.

RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon at Montrose United Methodist Church, upper parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome to bring their aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles.

SILENT AUCTION, Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple St. Café, Montrose. Proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Hospital Foundation. All are welcome.

PENNY MIDWINTER FESTIVAL, Saturday, March 1, at American Legion Post 89, Jensen Rd., Vestal, NY. Bluegrass and old time country music, refreshments available. Admission. For info, call (607) 748-6671.

HOPE CAFE, Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Coffee house, snacks, beverages, music. All are welcome.

March 2

RENEW 2000 Faith Sharing Group will begin meeting for six weekly sessions on Sunday, March 2, at Holy Name of Mary Church. For info, call 278-1504 or 278-9532. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 2, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

March 6

BUS TRIP to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Thursday, March 6, leaving at 6:30 a.m. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278-1001.

BRIDGES to PRACTICE TEACHING Strategy Workshop, March 6 and 13 at the New Milford Family Community Center, 5:30 p.m. No cost. For info or to register, call 278-9027 or 465-2880.

March 8

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, March 8, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Proceeds benefit Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome to bring aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles.

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING workshop, Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Visitors Center, Honesdale. For info or to register (required) call 253-5970, ext. 239.

March 9

ST. PATRICK’S DINNER, Sunday, March 9, 12 noon to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. Preschool children free (with adult). All are welcome.

March 11

HEAVY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTOR’S WORKSHOP, Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m. at Montrose Bible Conference. Registration required, call 278-4600, ext. 280.

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Senior Menu March 3-7

Monday, March 3: pork barbecue, potato salad, coleslaw, hamburger bun, pineapple.

Tuesday, March 4: chipped beef gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit, pumpkin pie.

Wednesday, March 5: breaded chicken, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, hamburger bun, fig Newton.

Thursday, March 6: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Italian blend, bran muffin, Boston cream pie/peaches.

Friday, March 7: vegetable lasagna, Italian string beans, tomato juice, dinner roll, chocolate pudding.

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Dairy Day At Elk Lake School

The 14th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day will be held on March 7, at the Elk Lake High School. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:30 p.m. The day will be filled with educational presentations, commercial exhibits, door prizes, milk, ice cream, cheese, a pie contest, an auction and dinner.

This event is sponsored by Susquehanna County Penn State Cooperative Extension, farm supply dealers, marketing firms, and farm organizations. Pre-registration is required for dinner and the pie contest, call (570) 278-1158.

Educational programs will be held in classrooms across the hall and up the steps from the gymnasium. Participants will have the opportunity to register for door prizes in each of these educational programs.

Speakers this year will be:

Paul Knepley from the Department of Agriculture, speaking on Johne’s Disease. His morning presentation will describe what Johne’s Disease is, and his afternoon presentation will explain Johne’s Disease control programs that are available.

Dave Messersmith, Agronomy Extension Agent from Wayne County will be speaking on a variety of agronomy/ag topics. Dave’s morning presentation will cover bird control and reading pesticide labels, and his afternoon session will go over laws about spraying, pesticide record keeping and a review of herbicides. Pesticide points will be available.

American Red Cross will be presenting a morning program, "Your Heart Matters."

TREHAB Drug & Alcohol Prevention Team and Representatives will give you encouragement while presenting the program, "Quitting Smoking" during their afternoon session.

Several health screenings will be available through out the day as in past years. Also the very popular Farm Safety Demonstration will be taking place through out the entire day in a classroom as in previous years.

All dairy farmers 18 and older attending Dairy Day are eligible for the drawing of four DeWalt Power tools or four household appliances. This year there will be a grand prize drawing for dairy farmers at the conclusion of Dairy Day. Enter the drawing at the registration table when you enter the school. There will be a single door prize given away at the end of the day for people who have attended the Dairy Day and are not dairy farmers and are over the age of 18. Door prizes this year will be drawn through out the day. Those attending educational programs will have the opportunity to win door prizes also.

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Library Book Contest Deadline

All entries in the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's Tenth "Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest" must be turned in at the Main Library in Montrose by Saturday, March 1. Entries will not be accepted at the branch libraries or schools after Wednesday, February 26. An entry form must be submitted with each manuscript. Rules and forms are available at the libraries, or online at

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"Uncommon Women" Celebrate History

Two "Uncommon Women" will help the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County celebrate March as Women’s History Month.

On Tuesday, March 4, the contributions of women to this county will again be highlighted when the LWVSC invites Helga Hooper and Eva Olzewski to tell the stories of how they came to settle in the USA. The snow date will be Thursday, March 6. The meeting will be held at the Susquehanna County Historical Society Auditorium on the second floor of the Library in Montrose.

Helga is from Germany and Eva is from Poland. They will tell the stories of the events and paths that led them from their home countries to Susquehanna County.

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SCDED Plans Welcome Back Downtown

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development invites the county’s business community, municipal officials and non-profit organizations to attend a Welcome Back Downtown seminar on March 26, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Peoples National Bank Administrative Office, 50 Main Street, Hallstead.

"We want to provide you with the tools and information you need to revitalize your downtown area," says Justin Taylor, director of the Department of Economic Development. Taylor adds that a downtown community in Susquehanna County includes not only the county’s thirteen organized boroughs but the county’s villages as well. "Areas such as Harford, Springville, and Clifford add a great deal of character to the county landscape and we’d like to be able to assist these communities as well," Taylor said.

Welcome Back Downtown is a seminar designed by the Center for Rural PA and the PA Downtown Center to address the special needs of small, rural communities. The seminar will create an awareness of the need for partnerships among community members to revitalize their downtown areas to provide for economic development and quality of life. The seminar will also provide tools and strategies as outlined in Welcome Back Downtown: A Guide to Revitalizing Pennsylvania’s Small Downtowns, published by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Some of these tools include: developing a long term plan and financial backing, and creating commitments among partners. Types of community assessments are also explained, along with ideas for local business development, including recruitment of new businesses, tourism development and promotion techniques.

There is no fee for this seminar but the department does request those planning to attend to register by contacting the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development at (570) 278-4600, ext. 558, or email

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Parents Get Involved In Weekly Meets

"Parent to Parent" kicked off in Great Bend on Tuesday evening. This eight-week series of video-based programs encourages parents to be proactive in helping adolescents deal with issues of sex, drugs and personal values.

Since raising kids isn’t as easy as it used to be, schools and community organizations are supporting programs such as "Parent to Parent" to offer help to all parents.

"Parents need all the encouragement and support they can get," says Roselyn Hibbard, TREHAB D&A Prevention Supervisor, "and the Parent to Parent program is a very informal, laid back, program that could just be the difference between a family succeeding or not in their attempt to have a healthy and safe life style."

Hibbard facilitates the "Parent to Parent" program, which is open to the public and from now through April 15 will be presented each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Page House in Great Bend.

The topic for March 4 is "Put Yourself in the Way" and will show parents how they can recognize attitudes and identify basic means of prevention. Every session offers useful information and a topic may build on ideas presented in earlier sessions. But, says Hibbard, a parent need not attend every session to find it "extremely worthwhile".

For more information about the "Parent to Parent" program, Roselyn Hibbard can be contacted at the TREHAB Center in Montrose, at 278-5229, or visit the Page House in Great Bend on Tuesday evenings through April 15.

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Story Hour At Susky Library

The Susquehanna Branch Library will be hosting a story hour, for children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age, on Tuesday mornings, from 10-11 a.m., commencing March 11 through April 15.

Parents must posses a library card to register their child. Class size is limited. Registration begins immediately at the library. Activities will include stories, fingerplays and a craft.

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