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Senior Menu
A Rain Or Shine Walk Event
Donations Sought For Our Troops
Meet The Candidates
Lakeside UMC Sets Festival Schedule
Susquehanna County Support Parade, Rally
Council To Honor Friends Of Trail
Artsfest 03 At Athens High School
Spring Orchid Show


April 17

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. at the museum under the water tower in Susquehanna. All are welcome.

April 18

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, an Easter musical, Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 312 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday April 18, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead­Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St. All you can eat! All are welcome.

April 19

SESQUICENTENNIAL CEREMONY, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Susquehanna Depot Boro, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. at the boro building. All are welcome.

RECYCLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome to bring returnable aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles.

OPERATION SUPPORT FREEDOM: a rally to support our military personnel, Saturday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. All are welcome. WHEELS FOR CHRIST Christian Motorcycle Association meeting, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. at The Basil Leaf, Montrose. Topic: motorcycle show at the arena. For info call 836-5030. PEOPLE FOR PEACE, Saturday, April 19, noon at the Montrose Courthouse. All are welcome.

April 20

EASTER SERVICE, Sunday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Susquehanna. Breakfast following service. No Sunday school; morning worship will begin at 10:30. All are welcome.

3-D ARCHERY SHOOT, Sunday, April 20, at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Breakfast at 7 a.m., shoot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. all are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Thompson Fire Hall. All you can eat! Handicap accessible. All are welcome.

April 22

GROUP MEETING of the Martins Creek Watershed Association and the Upper Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Hop Bottom. Call 278-4600, ext. 289 for info. All are welcome.

April 23

CANDIDATES DEBATE for the office of county commissioner, Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Montrose. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County. All are welcome.

BIG BUCKS BINGO and pizza party, Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Prizes, free books, refreshments. For info, call the Literacy office, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

April 24

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 24 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving at noon. Sponsored by the Bag Ladies. All are welcome.

April 25

SPRING FLING PACT, Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. For info, call the Literacy office, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

LYON STREET CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the home of Paul and Susan Harvatine. All shareholders and lot owners urged to attend. For info call 679-2386.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, April 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

April 25-27

SOUTHERN TIER ORCHID Society Spring Show during regular hours April 25 through 27 at the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY. All are welcome.

April 26

HIKE WITH THE LLAMAS, Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Tour the new Friends Land, adjoining the State Park, which offers beautiful vistas. Limited to 10. Call 967-2349 for reservations or info.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 26, 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake School. Sponsored by the Dimock Community Church. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Lakeside United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 26, noon to 3 p.m. at the Lakeside United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION for the 109th Infantry Company C soldiers who returned from a year in Bosnia, Saturday, April 26, 4 p.m. at the VFW, Montrose. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

SPINNERS’ WEB, a hand spinning guild will exhibit at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, on Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call 1-866-PATRAIL.

April 26 & 27

LAKESIDE MAPLE FESTIVAL, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and 27. Open house at Warren’s Sap House. All are welcome.

April 27

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m. until sold out at the Clifford Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Community Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

April 30

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for EMTC’s Ed Camp. Students in grades 5 -12 will attend workshops and clinics the week of July 21-25 at Blue Ridge School, New Milford. Call 434-2422 or visit for info.

ED CAMP registration deadline is April 30. Camp to run July 21-25 at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford. Kids in fifth through twelfth grade (as of the 2002-03 school year) welcome. For info call 434-2422 or visit

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Senior Menu April 21 - 25

Monday, April 21: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 22: Italian sausage, baked beans, hoagie roll, pound cake/angel food cake.

Wednesday, April 23: cheese Caesar chicken, rice pilaf, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, peaches.

Thursday, April 24; seasoned pork chop, sauerkraut, mashed potato, V-8 juice, cherry pie/cherries.

Friday, April 25: brown bag day; baked white fish, rice pilaf, tomato and zucchini, orange cranberry muffin, apricots.

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A Rain Or Shine Walk Event

On Sunday, May 4, over 100 dedicated volunteers from the Susquehanna County and surrounding areas will be walking to save babies' lives as participants of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica. When you walk in WalkAmerica, you give babies born prematurely a fighting chance like this years ambassador child, Sarah Marble of New Milford. Walkers will be raising money to support the important mission of the March of Dimes. If you would like to register to walk, get more information, or participate as a corporate supporter in this event call 1888-864-9504 or register on-line at WWW.WalkAMERICA.ORG.

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Donations Sought For Our Troops

A local committee has been formed to collect donations of goods to be sent to our troops in Iraq and surrounding areas. At this time, items being collected include reading material (paperbacks, magazines), flea shampoo, flea collars, Skin-so-Soft, playing cards, lifesavers or hard candy (no chocolate), chewing gum, postage stamps, stationery, bandannas or (cloth) handkerchiefs, phone cards, toiletries, chew, sunflower seeds.

Monetary donations are also being sought to cover the cost of shipping the collected goods.

Donations may be brought to a rally to be held on Saturday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Shops Plaza in Susquehanna. The rally is planned to show support for our troops and is not intended to be a demonstration in favor of or opposition to our nation’s war efforts.

Donations may also be dropped off during business hours at Gifts and More, Main St., Susquehanna.

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Meet The Candidates

The Susquehanna County Farm Bureau, a legislative organization with over four hundred members, will be hosting "Meet the Candidates," at the Lenoxville Community Hall, Lenoxville, PA on May 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to give Susquehanna County voters a chance to meet all of the candidates for county offices. All fifteen candidates have been invited to take part in this event.

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Lakeside UMC Sets Festival Schedule

The congregation of the Lakeside United Methodist Church invites the community to join them for Maundy Thursday service, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 19, they will have an Easter celebration for kids, from 1 to 3 p.m. with singing, crafts, stories, an egg hunt and more. Easter Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

The following weekend, they will have their thirteenth annual Maple Festival, starting with a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 26 from 8 to 11 a.m. This is followed by a chicken barbecue, from 12 to 3 p.m.

On Sunday, April 27, they will host a come as you are worship service, at the Lakeside United Methodist Church, 9 a.m., and a chicken barbecue from 12 to 3 p.m. Takeouts available both days. Come, join for good service, good food, good fellowship and always a good cause.

The Lakeside United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Brushville Road and Route 492.

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Susquehanna County Support Parade, Rally

The Susquehanna County Chapter of the American Red Cross in conjunction with community leaders invite the public to join in a show of support from Susquehanna County to our military personnel on April 27, in Montrose. While so many families are apart at this time, this event is an opportunity to show all of our troops and their families that, we their neighbors, friends, and relatives, support them during these difficult times.

To begin this event, a patriotic parade of support will start at 3:00 p.m. from the United Fire Company. If your group or organization would like to participate in the parade, please call the American Red Cross office at 278-1427. If you wish to march, with the supporters of our military personnel, please arrive at the United Fire Company at 2:30 p.m. Following the parade, join on the Green for a patriotic program with special music.

A special tribute has been created for photos of our military members. At the top of the Green, the Military Honor Wall will be placed. If you have a loved one in the military, please bring their photo with you to the event, or drop it off at the American Red Cross office, 6 Public Avenue, Montrose by Friday, April 25 to be included in the event. Please place their rank and name on the back of the photo. Once this event is over, the Susquehanna County Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to continue to honor service members by placing the Military Honor Wall in their front office windows, on Public Avenue. So that they may return your photos, please include a return name and address on the back of the photo.

All are welcome to take this opportunity to show our community’s support for all of our service personnel throughout this county, country, and world by attending this event. Wear your yellow ribbons and your red, white and blue.

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Council To Honor Friends Of Trail

The Rail-Trail Council of NE PA will be honoring the volunteer efforts put forth by individuals who have assisted in the growth and development of the D&H Rail-Trail and the Council. This year’s winners will be guests of honor at a dinner meeting of the Council at 6 p.m., April 24, at Orazzi’s Restaurant. All are welcome, reservations are required through the Rail-Trail office (785-7245).

The Friend of the Trail Award is given to Ed Wallace, of Simpson. Ed has maintained the Simpson trailhead for many years. He takes pride in a well-kept trail entrance and keeps an eye on the trail.

The Special Service Award goes to Joseph (Jay) Pollits, of Greenfield Township. As a landscaper, Jay has installed many of the D&H Rail-Trail’s trailheads. However, Jay goes beyond the call of a contractor and takes special care in his plantings, fitting them to the area. His expertise has enabled the Council to present a pleasant trail experience. Jay has done much to enhance the Rail-Trail.

The President’s Award for 2003 recognizes longtime board member Bill Keim, of Herrick Township. Bill was a founding board member in 1991 and has taken an active role ever since. Bill, as manager of Herrick Hill Huckleberry Farm has raised many funds for the RTC by donating proceeds from Labor Day blueberry picking. Bill also organized the first bike-a-thon on the trail, as well as taking part in many trail cleanups and Trails Day activities. When a volunteer is needed, Bill is always ready.

The Rail-Trail Council truly appreciates all its volunteers and their efforts put forth to help develop the trail system.

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Artsfest 03 At Athens High School

There’s no place like Artsfest 2003 – and it’s bigger and better than ever! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 – rain or shine – at Rowe Junior High School for the annual celebration of the arts. Join for fun, entertainment, games, food, antiques appraisers and a lineup of more than 50 of the finest artisans in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Come early on Saturday for the 5K run at 9:00 a.m. The juried professional artists and craftspeople will welcome you at 10:00 a.m. to their collections of nature photography, stoneware, jewelry, candles, metal sculptures, oils, watercolors, acrylics, pencil drawings, art prints, handmade soap, wreaths, gourd crafts, birdhouses, theme bears, emu eggs, woodcarvings, hand-crafted hardwood gifts, and much more. All work will be available for sale. You will also have an opportunity to watch blown-glass demonstrations as well as a pastel portrait artist and a cartoon illustrator at work. An author and an illustrator of two wildlife books will be available for book signing during the two-day event. Adults as well as children will enjoy the puppet exhibit and demonstrations. You won’t want to miss the ever-popular and exciting clay tent, where you can learn to "throw on the pottery wheel" and create your own clay sculpture.

The popular local band, Bridge Street, performing Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., will kick off the live entertainment schedule for the ‘fest. Matt Noldy and James Pierce will perform solo acoustic guitar selections. Sunday’s festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with Brian Murphy’s Trio performing from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tom Knight will entertain children and adults of all ages with his music and puppet show at 1:30 p.m., and Scott Henderson will close the show with his solo performance of folk rock songs from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Wath for "Kids Corner" where the Athens High School Student Council will offer a free child watch service, entertaining your children with arts and crafts projects. Inflatable rides will be available for $1.00 per ride. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the free hay rides that will be offered throughout the ‘fest. Hansom cab rides will be available and for a small fee you can take aim at your favorite community celebrity at the dunking booth. Check your attic and cellar for "treasures" to bring to the antiques appraisers (Saturday only) in the junior high gym, for a nominal fee.

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Spring Orchid Show

The beauty and variety of orchid flowers is truly amazing. There are over 30,000 species alone, not to mention tens of thousands of manmade hybrids. Approximately 400 of these remarkable flowers will be on display at the annual Southern Tier Orchid Society 2001 Spring Orchid Show, at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, NY. The Southern Tier Orchid Society is a group of your friends and neighbors who share a fascination for these amazing plants. Many of the most active members hail from Northeast PA, especially Susquehanna County.

This American Orchid Society judged show begins Friday, April 25 at 4 p.m. and remains open during mall hours until Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Here you will see hundreds of delightful, fascinating orchids displayed by local hobbyists as well as by clubs from Syracuse and Wilkes Barre.

In addition, there will be many exhibits by local florists using orchids in arrangements, a display of paintings including several by Montrose native Rodrica Tilley and photographs featuring orchids, educational exhibits and vendors with plants for sale at attractive prices. Members of the Southern Tier Orchid Society will be available each day to answer your questions and perhaps even start you on the way to a fun and rewarding hobby.

If you wish to learn more, or perhaps have an attractive orchid you want to enter in the show, contact Dave or Carol Clemens at 570-879-4244.

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