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Senior Menu
Dog Trials In Hop Bottom
Red Cross Swim Program Underway
Get In The Game At The Library!
KLR Committee Plans Montrose Parade
Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns
Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Senior Wellness Group To Meet
AAA Schedules Public Meeting
N. Wayne Library Fundraising Events


June 12

TUNKHANNOCK CREEK Watershed Association, together with the Martins Creek Watershed will meet on Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Gibson Township hall, Rte. 92. Free. All are welcome.

June 12 - 16

SHEEP DOG TRIALS, June 12–16 at Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom. Food, refreshments from 7 a.m. Church service 7 a.m. Sunday on the grounds. For further information call Kim Rafferty, 289-4306. All are welcome.

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.

June 15

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. at the New Milford Rifle/Pistol Club, Steamhollow Rd., off Franklin Hill Rd. All are welcome.

GAS ENGINE DISPLAY, Sunday, June 15, at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Hours, noon to 5:00 p.m. Call 465-3448 or visit for info. All are welcome.

June 16-20

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Montrose United Methodist Church, June 16 through 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stories, songs, games, crafts, fun. Call 278–3311 for info.

June 16 - 21

"GET IN THE GAME!" summer reading program at your local library. Registration will be held from June 16 to 21. Call 278–1881 or 278–9027 for info.

June 19

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, June 19, at Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving, 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY LAYETTE Public Forum, Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m. at the Family Literacy Center Community Room, New Milford. For info, call (607) 743-9969 or e-mail All are welcome.

June 20 - 22

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, June 20 to 22, rain or shine, at the G.D.S. Fairgrounds, Rte. 191, Newfoundland, PA. For info, visit

June 20

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, a one-woman play, will be presented by the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW on Friday, June 20, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community Elementary School. Admission. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, June 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

June 21

AUTHOR KEN OAKLEY will hold a book signing for his works on local violinist Jehile Kirkhuff, Saturday, June 21, noon to 5 p.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church.

CAR WASH, Saturday, June 21 at the Holy Name of Mary Church (Montrose) parking lot, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the parish Youth Group. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE Songfest, Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. 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

June 22

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 22, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

3-D ARCHERY SHOOT, Sunday, June 22, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. For info, call 967–2311. All are welcome.

FOREST LANDOWNERS Association picnic, Sunday, June 22, noon to 4 p.m. at Salt Spring Park. Food, entertainment. Bring a dish to pass and tableware. All are welcome.

June 25

ARARAT CEMETERY Association annual meeting, Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m. at the Ararat Methodist Church Hall.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is June 25 for a Regional Livestock Clinic, to be held July 12 at the Stephens’ Farm, Tompkinsville. For info, call the Extension office, 278–1158.

June 28

ART EXHIBIT, beginning June 28 through July 6 at Tilley’s Studio, SR 706, Montrose. Call 278-2479 for info

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Senior Menu June 16 - 20

NOTE: Centers closed Thursday, June 12, for Senior Citizens’ Picnic.

Monday, June 16: baked pork chop in mushroom gravy, stuffing, carrots, orange cranberry muffin, pears.

Tuesday, June 17: goulash, waxed beans, tossed salad, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, June 18: barbecue chicken breast, sweet potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, fig Newton.

Thursday, June 19: vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, orange pineapple juice, rye bread, pumpkin pie/diet vanilla pudding.

Friday, June 20: breaded fish, mashed potato, stewed tomato, hamburger bun, mandarin oranges.

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Dog Trials In Hop Bottom

Pastor Ralph Christianson and Diane Mahosky, Coordinator of the event, First Universalist Church of Brooklyn have announced the 22nd annual Dog Trials will take place in Hop Bottom from Thursday, June 12 through the 16th. The event will take place on Sheepy Hollow Farms, Greenwood Street, Hop Bottom, owned by Dick and Cheryl Williams. This event has been covered extensively in many Pennsylvania magazines and publications because of its extraordinary appeal.

Judge for the Novice category is J. P. LaLonde. LaLonde, a full time shepherd lives in Syndenham, Ontario with his wife, Angela and two children. He maintains a flock of approximately 175 Outmount ewes, a Canadian breed developed for multiple births. LaLonde is involved in accelerated lambing and also provides blood from his sheep for medical research. He has been involved in sheep dog trials for about 12 years and his border collies are used in day to day work on his sheep farm.

Tom Wilson is the judge for the Open Class. Wilson is a native of Scotland. He raised and trained many competitive border collies there, until moving to the United States. He is best known for his dog, Roy, who not only won many top awards, but also produced many offspring who were winners. He judges trials throughout the U.S. and Canada and travels extensively with his wife, Florence, winning many stock dog trials. The Wilsons run a large cattle and sheep farm in Gordonsville, VA. He is consistently one of the top competitors in the country and a selective breeder and trainer of border collies.

Breakfast is served up from 7 a.m. with pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon and bagels. At the lunch hour hot dogs, nacho, sausage w/peppers and onions, cheese steak hoagies, boneless pork barbecue, beef and park barbecue and chicken spiedies are on the menu. Refreshments include coffee, soda, and water.

Church service will take place at 7 a.m. Sunday, on the grounds. The public is encouraged to attend to watch the competition and enjoy the camaraderie.

For further information, call Kim Rafferty at 289-4306.

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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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Get In The Game At The Library!

The Susquehanna County Library and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program are sponsoring a Summer Reading Program. This year's theme, "Get in the Game!!" celebrates being physically and intellectually active through games, sports and play while sharpening students' skills with recreational reading.

This program highlights fun, fitness, games and sportsmanship.

There will be many activities including a library and family fun day, a trip to a Red Barons Baseball game and a book giveaway.

Stop at your local library, June 16 to June 21 to register for the Summer Reading Program.

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KLR Committee Plans Montrose Parade

Organizers of the annual July Fourth parade in Montrose are looking for marchers, other participants and floats that carry out this year’s "Thanking America’s Bravest" theme.

The patriotic parade is a feature of the day-long Independence Day celebration organized by the Montrose area Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary (KLR) service clubs.

"Because of the dedication of American military forces, we enjoy many freedoms and liberties. The parade will recognize and honor all those military personnel who have served from the Revolutionary War forward," said Robert J. Brown, parade co-chairman.

"An alternative float theme may focus on those freedoms, rights and liberties we cherish as Americans," added parade co-chairman Ed DeWitt.

Floats must be pre-registered by June 25 to be eligible to compete for six cash prizes, given to entrants that best depict the parade theme.

The parade traditionally features floats, marching groups and bands, antique autos and other specialty units sponsored by individuals, churches, clubs, groups and businesses. Each is expected to register with the KLR committee.

Commercial units with advertising must be decorated in a manner deemed appropriate by the committee, or they must sponsor a theme float, Brown said.

Top cash prize is $200, with $150 for second place, $100 for third, and $50 each for fourth through sixth.

Parade entries should be mailed to the KLR Parade Committee, Box 345, Montrose. Registration forms and other information are available from Brown (278–6926), or DeWitt (278–3537).

The parade will step off at 11 a.m., and all participants should be in the staging area along the east end of Grow Avenue, near Lake Montrose, by 10:30 a.m.

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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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AAA Schedules Public Meeting

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will conduct a public hearing in the Susquehanna County Office Building Downstairs Conference Room, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA on Monday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to inform the public of proposed aging services to be provided during the coming 2003-2004 Fiscal Year. It is also an opportunity for individuals to offer feedback and ask questions about aging services.

The Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive array of services geared to helping older persons remain in their own homes and offering support to caregivers.

For additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 (toll-free).

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N. Wayne Library Fundraising Events

The Northern Wayne Community Library’s annual "Summer Festival" fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, July 12, at the Lake Como Community Hall. It will include a pig roast, bake sale and flea market. Donations of flea market items and baked goods are needed. There are also some flea market sellers’ tables available. Call the library at 798–2444 with questions or to reserve a table.

Just stop in a the library on Route 370 in Lakewood to buy a chance or three on a set of children’s Adirondack furniture, to be raffled off at the end of the Summer Festival.

The second event is the Quilt and Craft Show, which will be held on Sunday, August 10, at the Preston School. Anyone wanting to exhibit a quilt can call the library at 798–2444 to make arrangements. There are also some tables still available for crafters. There is no entrance fee for the show or exhibition fee for the quilts.

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