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Senior Menu
Encaustic Painting Demo In Montrose
Red Cross Swim Program Underway
A Different Kind Of Nature Walk
Senior Citizens' Picnic
Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns
Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Senior Wellness Group To Meet


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.

RESERVATION DEADLINE for lunch and/or transportation for Senior Citizens’ picnic to be held June 12 at Alparon Park, Troy. Call 1-800-982-4346 (lunch) and/or 1-800-323-2051 ext. 289 (transportation) for reservations.

June 5

TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, June 5, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts available at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES Leadership camp enrollment deadline is June 5. For info or to register call 278-3818 or 278-5229. Camp will be held the first week of August. Students grades four to six welcome.

HILL COUNTRY ARTIST meeting, Thursday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose. Peg Dudek will demonstrate "encaustic" painting. For info, call 553-2500. All are welcome.

June 5 & 6

RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, June 6, 9 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Parish Center, Susquehanna. 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 6 - 8

POW WOW, June 6 through 8 at Otsiningo Park, Binghamton. For info call (607) 729-0016 or visit Admission. All are welcome.

ANNUAL W.W.II WEEKEND, June 6 through 8 at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum at the Reading Regional Airport. For info call (610) 372–7333 or visit

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.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. at Lawsville Grange #1455. For info call Ruth Williams, 942–6649.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, Saturday, June 7, 4:30 p.m. until ? at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Preschool free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

AQUATIC INSECT Identification program, Saturday, June 7, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, conducted by Derek Smith, aquatic entomologist. All are welcome.

COUNTY STYLE pancake breakfast, Saturday June 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

FREE FISHING CONTEST for children ages 4 to 15, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pages Lake (beach area). Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. For info call 853-4207, 465-3881 or 465-2582.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, June 7 at the Susquehanna Fire Station. Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Pre-sale tickets available from any SFD member. All are welcome.

June 8

NATURE WALK: Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Rte. 171 and Stack Rd., Thompson. Vision Quest leader Trebbe Johnson will lead. Call 727–3362 for info. All are welcome.

June 9

JR. SABER monthly meeting, Monday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Susquehanna.

June 13

HYMNAL MUSIC concert, Friday, June 13, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.

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 June 9 - 13

Monday, June 9: meat lasagna, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, egg custard.

Tuesday, June 10: brown bag day; chicken a la king, mashed potatoes, broccoli, biscuit, plain donut.

Wednesday, June 11: slice ham, sweet potato, cauliflower, rye bread, applesauce.

Thursday, June 12: spaghetti and meatball, tossed salad, orange pineapple, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, June 13: baked white fish, rice pilaf, tomato and zucchini, orange cranberry muffin, apricots.

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Encaustic Painting Demo In Montrose

A demonstration by Peg Dudek at the June meeting of Hill Country Artists will explain and show the technique of encaustic painting. Peg has quite successfully developed this style of painting and will share with all who are interested.

The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., at the Claverack Building in Montrose on Thursday, June 5. The demonstration will follow this short meeting.

Hill Country Artists will have their usual showing of works on the Green in Montrose at the July 4th celebration. Many new and exciting paintings will be on display. Be sure to stop and see what the artists have been doing during the past year.

All meetings are open to the public.

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Red Cross Swim Program Underway

Once again the summer is upon us. Picnics, camping and just a nice backyard summer outing can be an opportunity for a child to experience a water-related accident. That is why it is so important to help teach our children water safety and to hopefully prevent a water-related accident in your family.

The Susquehanna County Chapter American Red Cross is again providing an opportunity for children to participate in their Water Safety program. Classes are scheduled for July 7 through August 8, at the Elk Lake School pool and August 4 through August 15, at the New Milford pool. Registration for last year’s swim participants will begin on Monday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m. Registration for all others will begin on Monday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross office, 6 Public Avenue, Montrose or by calling, 278–3317 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s program will include Preschool through Level VI.

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A Different Kind Of Nature Walk

When we take a walk in a beautiful natural place, the chatter of our daily life slips away, our perceptions expand, and we become more aware of our surroundings than we usually are. Wildflowers hidden among dry leaves, animal tracks on the trail, the diverse voices of birds: the more we notice, the more deeply engrossed we become in the experience of the walk.

Yet how often do we notice our own thoughts, insights, memories, and feelings as we observe the details around us? A journey into the inner landscape, as well as the outer one is the subject of a nature walk led by Trebbe Johnson in Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA, on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.

"When we take a walk in nature, we are like mythic heroes on a quest," says Johnson, a writer and wilderness guide. "Paying attention to all the different things we encounter, and to our own response to them, we experience the entire walk as a fascinating story about own lives. Are you drawn to open spaces or sheltered woods? If you come to a stream, do you ford it, turn around and go the other way, or try to find a bridge? Each event, each choice is part of the myth."

After a short introduction to the process, participants on this unique nature walk will have time to walk alone along the inviting trails that meander among the Shelly Preserve's woodlands, wetlands, streams, and meadows. The group will then gather together to exchange stories about what they discovered. The walk will end by 4:30.

Trebbe Johnson has led wilderness journeys, ceremonies, and workshops worldwide, from Ground Zero in New York City, to clear-cut forests in the Pacific Northwest, to the Sahara Desert. She is a widely published author whose work on myth, nature, and spirituality has appeared in Sierra, The Los Angeles Times, Body and Soul, and other publications.

The group will meet in the parking lot across from Stack Road, a mile north of Thompson on Route 171. For further information call (570) 727–3362.

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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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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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Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga is working with the PA Dept. of Agriculture to administer the Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers senior citizens age 60 and older and meeting financial criteria the opportunity to receive free fruits and vegetables. Each eligible senior will receive $20.00 in food vouchers to use at approved WIC farm markets to purchase free fresh fruits and vegetables. Seniors must meet the following income guidelines to participate in the program: $16,613 for single person and $22,422 for married couple. Seniors must be residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna or Tioga Counties. Proof of age and residency is required at the time of sign-up (driver’s license, photo ID, etc.). A listing of approved WIC farmers markets will also be available at the designated senior centers. Seniors may pick up their food vouchers at the following locations and times.

Lanesboro Senior Center, Turnpike Terrace – June 17, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lenoxville Senior Center, Lenoxville Community Center – June 19, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Forest City Senior Center, 535 Main St. – June 25, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge Senior Center, 755 Elizabeth St. – June 18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lawton Senior Center, Rush Fire Hall – June 23, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Montrose Senior Center, Montrose Square Apartments – June 26, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, contact the Area Agency on Aging at their toll-free number, 1-800-982-4346, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Senior Wellness Group To Meet

A Senior Wellness Group has started to meet at the Northern Wayne Community Library. The group will be bringing in speakers on a range of topics of interest to the area’s senior population.

The Wednesday, June 11 evening meeting will have two speakers. Dr. James Gay will present from 7:00 to 7:30 on issues surrounding forgetfulness and from 7:30 to 8:00 Dr. Robert Dohner will discuss how to live with and prevent osteoporosis.

The meetings are free of charge, open to the public and everyone is welcome. Call 798-2444, or stop in and visit the library on Route 370 in Lakewood, to provide additional topics of interest and to review the large collection of library materials on health and aging related issues.

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