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Senior Menu
Bluegrass Concert Set In Montrose
Book Sale At N. W. Library
Montrose VFW Sets Memorial Day Plans
Senior Citizens' Picnic
Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom
Cystic Fibrosis Walk
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns


May 21

CONGRESSMAN SHERWOOD’S District Field Representative will be available to meet with residents, Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the commissioners’ office, Montrose.

May 21 & 22

55 ALIVE Driving Class, Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center. To register, call 465-7375.

May 22

GRACES ABLAZE SEMINAR, Thursday, May 22, 9 a.m. at Montrose Bible Conference. Featured speaker will be Joy Jacobs. For info or reservations, call 278-1001.

RAIL-TRAIL meeting, Thursday, May 22 at the Mountainview Restaurant, Clifford. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting follows at 7 p.m. call 785–7245 for info. All are welcome.

May 23

MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS, Friday, May 23, 10 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. All preschool children welcome. For info call 798-2444.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, May 23, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

May 24

CLASS OF 1968 REUNION for Susquehanna Community School reservation deadline is May 24. Reunion to be held Saturday, June 7, 6 p.m. at the Starrucca House. For reservations call Linda, 727-2231 or Peggy, 727-2476.

LAMB CEMETERY annual meeting, Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Work day, 9 a.m. Rain date, May 31.

BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Rte. 370, Lakewood. Call 798-2444 for info. All are welcome.

May 25

HARFORD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI Celebration and meeting, Sunday, May 25, beginning at noon at Mountain View High School. For reservations or ticket info call Gene Franklin, 434-9056.

May 26

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Monday, May 26, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving at noon. All are welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 26, 12:00 noon at Gibson United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

GIBSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Monday, May 26, 1:15 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church following the buffet dinner.

May 27

CRIMEWATCH meeting, Tuesday, May 27, at the Susquehanna Borough building. All are welcome.

May 28

FAMILY LITERACY PICNIC, Wednesday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Community Center, New Milford. For info or reservations, call 278-9027 or 465-2880. All are welcome.

May 29

NATURAL RENDERING workshop, Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m. to noon at the Ray Vibbard farm, Springville. Call the Extension office for info or reservations, 278–1158.

May 31

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 31, at Charles E. Small Memorial Park. Advance sales only. Pickup 11:00 to 1:00. For tickets call 278–4293 or 278–4221.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, May 31, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

June 1

FATHER-SON COMMUNION BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 1 following the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Tickets available at the door.

June 4

GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP, Wednesday, June 4, noon to 2 p.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. Call 268–2787 for info or to register.

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Center, Susquehanna. Sponsored by St. John’s Pro Life Committee. All are welcome.

June 6

MFHS GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday, June 6 at Mount Laurel Golf Club, White Haven. Registration form available at or call 826-1777.

June 7

SUSQUEHANNA, OAKLAND, LAUREL HILL reunion, Saturday, June 7 at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. For info or reservations, call 853–3568 or (607) 648–5608.

July 21-25

ED CAMP, July 21-25 at Blue Ridge High School for kids in grades 5-12. For registration info, call the Endless Mountains Theatre Co., 434–2422 or visit

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Senior Menu May 26 - 30

Monday, May 26: Centers closed; Memorial Day holiday.

Tuesday, May 27: chipped beef gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit, pumpkin pie.

Wednesday, May 28: breaded chicken, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, hamburger bun, fig Newton.

Thursday, May 29: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Italian blend, bran muffin, Boston cream pie/peaches.

Friday, May 30: vegetable lasagna, Italian string beans, tomato juice, dinner roll, chocolate pudding.

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Bluegrass Concert Set In Montrose

On Sunday, May 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Montrose Theatre, 18 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA, is featuring John Rossbach, a folk-bluegrass guitarist in concert.

John Rossbach’s powerful and compelling voice evokes the many moods and magic of traditional American roots music. He is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, who knows how to have fun on stage. His knowledge of the history of American music is phenomenal, and is sure to give a great show.

Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds of the show will go to the Montrose Restoration Committee, whose mission is to preserve and revitalize our rural community. Contact Doug at 800-638-4247 for information or contact the theater directly at (570) 278-3352.

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Book Sale At N. W. Library

Book Sale At N. W. Library

The Northern Wayne Community Library will hold its annual book sale fund-raiser on Saturday, May 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the library. The library is located on Route 370 in Lakewood, next to the Preston School and you can call 798-2444 for directions.

There will be a huge selection of materials to purchase from new bestsellers, to paperbacks, to books for children and even some audio and videocassette tapes.

Refreshments will be available and a Spring wreath will be raffled off at the end of the day. Stop in to browse, buy a few chances and support a very worthy cause.

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Montrose VFW Sets Memorial Day Plans

VFW Ayres-Stone Post 5642, Montrose will be honoring veterans with a 10:00 a.m. parade, May 26, Memorial Day, followed by a memorial tribute, and a special speaker, Captain Roland C. Farr, who served in the US Marine Corps from 1953 to 1975.

They encourage Boy Scout groups, ball teams, and other organizations to participate in the parade. Floats are welcomed. Lineup for the parade will be at 9:30 a.m., at the East end of town by Donald Dean’s.

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Senior Citizens' Picnic

Senior Citizens residing in the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga are cordially invited to attend the 28th Annual Senior Citizens’ Picnic, to be held Thursday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Alparon Park in Troy, PA.

This year’s picnic theme is an Antique Automobile Show. Those wishing to enter an antique vehicle in the car show are asked to pre-register by calling Joyce McClary, at 1-800-982-4346 by June 4.

A number of free Health Screenings Informational booths, and Bingo will be offered once again this year.

A Presentation of Colors by Veterans’ Groups, coordinated by Harold Wegman of Montrose, will be featured during the picnic program to honor our troops and Veterans. Veterans are encouraged to wear the hat from their particular branch of service.

A picnic lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is by reservation only. Lunch reservations may be made by calling 1-800-982-4346 no later than June 4.

Those individuals residing in Susquehanna County may make transportation reservations by calling SCTS at 1-800-323-2051, Ext. 289. Deadline for all transportation reservations is June 4.

For more information, contact Joyce McClary at B/S/S/T Area Agency On Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

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Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom

The twenty-second annual Pennsylvania State Championship Stock Dog Trials will be held from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15, starting at 8 a.m. each day, at the beautiful Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom, PA, sponsored by the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn, PA.

Assorted foods, snacks and refreshments will be served daily. Breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday.

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Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects 30,000 individuals in the United States. A walk will be held at the Susquehanna Community High School, on May 31, to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The money raised will be used to start new gene therapies and treatments. The walk will be held, rain or shine, on the high school track. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:00. There will be an intermission and there will be refreshments, music and lots of prizes for the participants who raise large amounts in donations. If you would like to help raise money for the cause by being a participant, you can pick up a registration form at the Susquehanna Community High School office during regular school hours.

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Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns

Montrose, in the heart of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, will again be host to the (re)named "Quilts of the Endless Mountains Show," Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. The show committee's goal is to display 300 quilts from the Endless Mountains - but that's just the beginning!

As in 2001, the show will be housed in several buildings, most within easy walking distance of each other. Each building will feature a unique aspect of the show - in addition to quilted items of all sizes on display. Although there is no fee to enter any quilted item in the show, there will be a slight fee ($3.00 per person) to attend the show. One ticket will admit the holder to all of the sites and will be available at each site.

The United Methodist Church on Church Street, probably your first stop, will house antique quilts in the sanctuary. A vendor's mall in the main Social Room will feature local and national vendors. A quilt made by the Show Committee and a Janome sewing machine (compliments of Sister's Choice Quilt & Fabric Shop, Great Bend), both to be raffled by the close of the show on Saturday, will also be located here. A light lunch will be served by the United Methodist Women in the downstairs Wesleyan Room. Parking is available and fire police will be on hand to direct traffic at that busy intersection.

The next stop on Church Street is at The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, headquartered at 75 Church Street, location of the oldest building in Montrose. Built in 1816 as the first bank in Susquehanna County, it was later home to one of the members of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1840 to the 1880's. Enjoy the ambiance while you view the Challenge Projects, a new feature at the show this year. Fifty-some kits have been sold with a few still available. This project challenges a quilter to produce a finished quilt of 24 x 24 inches from a specific choice of fabrics. P & B Fabrics, a favorite line with many quilters, generously provided QEM with two bolts of fabric, "A Garden Plan" being the fabric which every challenge project must contain. Challenge Project 2005 kits will be available at this site to provide quilters the opportunity to begin creating their submissions for the next QEM Challenge immediately. Visitors to the show will enter and exit through the wide side porch off the drive; however, parking is at the Presbyterian Church next door.

The next stop, as already mentioned, is the First Presbyterian Church, at 71 Church Street. Pedestrians may walk through the back yard of 75 Church Street to reach the entrance off the church parking lot. A borrowed exhibit from the American Quilter's Society entitled "United We Quilt" will be shown in the Westminster Dining Hall. These works were produced in response to the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center by internationally known quilters, a truly one-of-a-kind exhibition. The Show Committee is pleased to present this to the public. Thirty-three unique pieces are included in this exhibit.

Further along and on the opposite side of Church Street is St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Using the center front entrance will bring the viewer to the quilts in the Parish Hall. With its high ceiling and large windows, this space offers perfection in displaying the larger quilts. From the side entry on Chestnut Street, pre-registrants will have opportunity to participate in a lecture and a class with well known author and quilt teacher, Anna Marie Tucker, of Milford, Pennsylvania. A limited number of openings will be available for each of the sessions, one to be held Friday afternoon; the other, Saturday morning, both in the Meeting Room below the Parish Hall.

Another event limited to pre-registrants will be held on Saturday afternoon at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, the pink Victorian gingerbread on South Main Street. This will be a combination slide-lecture and tea, limited to 35. Gloria Driscoll, of Endicott, and her sister present a fabulous program called "Stadell Mountain Quilts." These are antique quilts found in an old family-owned farm house. The tea will precede the program so that nothing sticky gets near the quilts. Sign up early. There is plenty of parking space next to this site.

The QEM Show Committee welcomes inquiries regarding any of its planned activities. Those wishing to display one (or more!) quilted items may request a registration form. Those interested in the classes or the lecture/tea may request a show brochure. All participants in the 2001 show have received preliminary information and registration forms regarding the 2003 event, and will automatically receive the show brochure with schedules, classes and lecture/tea registration information. Call Cindy Applegate, Show Chair, at (570) 934-2297.

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