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Senior Menu
50th Anniversary Open House Set
Red Cross Swim Program Underway
BPW Plans Art Show
KLR Committee Plans Montrose Parade
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns
Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Rob's Market To Hold Grocers Day
N. Wayne Library Fundraising Events
Montrose To Say Thanks To Military


June 23 - 27

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, June 23 through 27, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Music, crafts, stories, games, refreshments. All children ages 4 to 18 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.

VISION & GLAUCOMA screenings, Wednesday, June 25, 10 a.m. at the Lanesboro Senior Center. Free to anyone age 18 and over. For info, call North Central Sight Services at 278–9231. All are welcome.

June 26

NEIGHBORHOOD CRIMEWATCH meeting, Thursday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough building. All are welcome.

VISION & GLAUCOMA screenings, Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center. Free to anyone age 18 and over. For info, call North Central Sight Services at 278–9231. All are welcome.

RAIL-TRAIL monthly meeting, Thursday, June 26 at Gibney’s Restaurant, Rte. 6, Waymart. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m. For info, call 785–7245. All are welcome.

June 27

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, June 27, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit Pomona Grange #7 Scholarship fund. All are welcome.

June 28

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

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, June 28, 5 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

STARRUCCA’S 150TH Celebration, Saturday, June 28 at the Community Hall. Morris dancers at 4 p.m., potluck supper at 5 p.m. (bring a dish to share), story telling. Bring a story and pictures to share about Starrucca in the early days. All are welcome.

June 28 & 29

QUILTS BY THE LAKE quilt show, Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School, Rte. 6, Hawley. Displays, demonstrations, fashion show, lectures, silent auction, vendors, more. All are welcome.

June 29

POKER RUN BIKE RIDE (75 miles), Sunday, June 29, beginning at the Dessin Animal Shelter, off Rte. 191, north of Honesdale. Vehicles welcome. Donation. For info or to pre-register (encouraged), call 253–4037.

BRITISH INVASION MUSIC featuring Mike Powers and Warren Handy, Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m. at the Montrose Theatre. Admission. For info call 2783352. All are welcome. GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY run on the Stourbridge Line. Departure 1:30 p.m. from Honesdale. For info call 2531960 or visit

June 30

FREE MOVIE, Monday, June 30, 7 p.m. at Montrose Theater. "Metal of Dishonor" will be shown. For info, call 289–5094. All are welcome.

July 4

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Friday, July 4, 7 p.m. at the Windsor Presbyterian Church (on the Green). Live music. Bring a chair or blanket. All are welcome.

JULY FOURTH celebration in Montrose, Friday, July 4. Pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Foot races begin at 8 a.m. Chicken barbecue, 10 a.m. Parade at 11 a.m. Food, music, arts, crafts all day. Fireworks at dusk. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Friday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Company. Craft vendors, parade at 11:30 a.m., music, games, hay rides, bingo, fireworks at 10 p.m., much more. All are welcome.

July 4 - 6

PENNY COUNTRY FESTIVAL, July 4–6 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 748–6671, (607) 754–3355, or visit

July 5

DEMOLITION DERBY, Saturday, July 5 at the Harford Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon, race begins at 4 p.m. For info, call 222–5713, 289–4234 or 434–2169. Sponsored by Harford Lodge 445. Admission. All are welcome.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is July 5 for the Moose Open Golf Tournament, to be held July 13 (members only).

STARS & STRIPES ride on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, July 5. Departure 10 a.m. from Honesdale. For info call 253–1960 or visit

COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, July 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

July 6

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY run on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, July 6. Departure 1:30 p.m. from Honesdale. For info call 253–1960 or visit

July 6 - 10

SCUBA (Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure) program, Sunday, July 6 through Thursday, July 10, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. for children preschool through grade 6 at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Adult bible study also. All are welcome.

July 7

GOLF TOURNAMENT, Monday, July 7, at Towanda Country Club. Proceeds to benefit regional Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. For info call Claverack at 265–2167 or 1-800-326-9799.

July 7–11

TRAILBLAZERS Vacation Bible School, July 7 through 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Hallstead First Baptist Church. Closing program will be held July 13. Transportation available, call 879–4676 or 879–2654. 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

TRAILBLAZERS Vacation Bible School, July 21 through 25, at Thompson Baptist Church. 9 a.m. to noon for children 4–12; teen and adult program, 7–9 p.m. To register, call 727–2461 or 727–2083. All are welcome.

July 26

STARRUCCA SCHOOL REUNION, Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. For reservations, call Rebecca, (607) 785–5198.

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Senior Menu June 30 – July 4

Monday, June 30: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, California blend, wheat bread, vanilla pudding.

Tuesday, July 1: chicken breast with sweet and sour sauce, rice pilaf, cranberry juice, sliced carrots, dinner rolls, coconut cream pie.

Wednesday, July 2: stuffed cabbage, whole parslied potatoes, peas, rye bread, apricots.

Thursday, July 3: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, wheat bread, chocolate cream pie.

Friday, July 4: Centers closed; holiday.tropical fruit.

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50th Anniversary Open House Set

The children and grandchildren of Lee and Charlotte Smith (pictured) cordially invite you to an Open House to celebrate their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on July 6, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Gardner-Warner Post #154, South Montrose.

Casual dress and no gifts, please.

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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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BPW Plans Art Show

The Nellie Jane DeWitt Business and Professional Women’s Club, Susquehanna is planning an art exhibit as part of Susquehanna’s Sesquicentennial. The borough’s week-long celebration ends on Saturday, July 19, with a parade, entertainment, an Arts and Crafts Festival and fireworks.

Both adult and youth art will be displayed in the American Legion Memorial Building, Main Street. County schools have been contacted and the art submitted will be viewed following the judging.

Adults interested in exhibiting work may call Louise Clark at (570) 853-3176 during business hours for information.

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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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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.

Forest City Senior Center, 535 Main St. – June 25, 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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Rob's Market To Hold Grocers Day

Rob’s Country Market has scheduled Grocers Day for Saturday, June 28, at their store in Hallstead, PA. Grocers Day is a special day that benefits the American Cancer Society, by Rob’s donating a percentage of that day’s sales, while raffles and tips to the volunteer baggers add to the effort. Volunteers from the Peoples National Bank Relay For Life team will be on hand throughout the day, bagging groceries, face painting, and selling raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Susquehanna County Relay For Life event, to be held July 25-26, at the Montrose Area High School.

Rob Robinson from Rob’s Market has been a great supporter of the American Cancer Society over the years, by hosting Grocers Days and through other generous donations. Peoples National Bank is pleased to partner with Rob’s for this event. The Peoples National Bank Relay For Life team has also been a great supporter and fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Not only are they raising a significant amount of funds to benefit the local unit American Cancer Society, they are also contributing in a very personal way to help cancer youth patients. This year at the Relay For Life event, ten members from the Peoples National Bank team will be having over ten inches of hair cut off (each) to be donated to the Locks of Love organization that makes wigs primarily for children who have suffered permanent hair loss. It takes ten to fifteen separate donations of at least ten inches of hair to be able to make one wig, so they made this their goal. The American Cancer Society will also be highlighting their patient services at the Relay For Life event that are available to all cancer patients. Everyone is invited to attend the Relay to see what it’s about and to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s programs.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on July 25-26, is a team event to raise money to combat cancer and awareness of the disease. The Relay For Life event, Cancer Survivors walk and reception, and Luminaria Ceremony will be held at the Montrose Area High School. For more information on Relay For Life, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-5445. For the most up to date cancer information, call the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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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Montrose To Say Thanks To Military

Veterans will lead the annual Fourth of July patriotic parade in Montrose as representatives of all the military service personnel who have defended America and its freedoms through the years.

The contingent of individuals who have served in recent conflicts will be accompanied by soldiers from C Company, 1/109th In(M), which recently returned to its headquarters in New Milford after a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

The parade will pause on Public Avenue, in front of the Susquehanna County Courthouse for brief ceremonies to thank the veterans and to help welcome home the Company C troops.

"The parade’s ‘Thanking America’s Bravest’ theme will recognize and honor all those from the Revolutionary War forward who have responded to calls to promote and defend the United States," said Robert J. Brown, the celebration’s general chairman.

The annual festivities will open with a pancake breakfast at the Montrose United Methodist Church and conclude after dusk with fireworks provided by the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce and Pump ‘n’ Pantry, Inc., on the Montrose Area High School grounds.

A trio of foot races and the parade will be featured in the morning and early afternoon. The celebration sponsors – the Montrose area Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary (KLR) service clubs – will provide the traditional chicken barbecue.

More than 130 artists and crafts booths and other food, music and entertainment vendors will be open on the Green near the courthouse throughout the day.

Public safety officials will restrict parking on designated streets during the celebration and will emphasize use of off-street lots, plus that of Montrose residents who volunteer to open their driveways and lawns to visitors’ cars.

Pennsylvania Fire Police will hand out maps showing parking areas and no-parking zones.

The buffet breakfast will be served at the church from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The Endless Mountains Independence Day races will begin with runner registration, 7-8:15 a.m., at the courthouse. A one-mile Fun Run will start at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K race at 8:30 a.m. and a 10K race at 8:40 a.m.

Contestants may pre-register on July 3 from about 5 to 7 p.m. in front of the courthouse, said Dan Regan, race director. He has race information and applications (278–2750). The first 300 5K and 10K registrants will get commemorative long-sleeved shirts.

Arts and crafts vendors and soda, water and food suppliers will open their booths for the day by 9 a.m. on the Green. Bill Kohnke (278–3071) is vendor director.

Serving of the chicken barbecue will start at the fire hall at 10 a.m. and continue until the food is gone.

Floats, bands, vehicles and marching units will step off in the patriotic parade, at 11 a.m. from the east end of Grow Avenue near Lake Montrose to Church Street and up Public Avenue to the Green.

KLR judges will award prizes to six parade floats that best depict the theme or focus on America’s freedoms, rights and liberties. Cash prizes are $200, $150, $100 and, for fourth through sixth places, $50 each. To be eligible for prizes, floats must be pre-registered with Brown (278–6926) or Ed DeWitt (278–3537), parade committee co-chairmen.

Units with commercial advertising will be allowed in the parade only if they sponsor a theme float or if the parade committee determines that they are decorated in an appropriate manner.

Antique or classic cars may join the parade. Parking spaces will be available along Public Avenue for vehicle display after the parade.

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