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Senior Menu
Quilt & Craft Show At N Wayne Library
Country Artists Sponsor Outdoor Workshop
A Walk Through The 18th Century
Senator Specter To Meet With Farmers
A G Rep. In Montrose This Monday
Herb Walk At Shelly Preserve
Big Band Ice Cream Social
Harford Fair Hosts Baking Competition
Harford Fair Entry Deadline Nearing
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns


August 6

CAPTURING the Many Wonders in a Small Piece of Nature art program for children, Wednesday, August 6, 10 a.m. at the Woodbourne Preserve, Dimock. To register, call 278–3384.

August 7

ANNUAL SHERWOOD BARBECUE, Thursday, August 7, 6:00 p.m. at the home of Ivan and Elaine Burman. For info or reservations call 756–2406.

TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, August 7, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts available at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting, Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose. Gary Green will present a program on plein aire painting. Call 553–2500 for info. All are welcome.

August 9

SCRAP METAL PICKUP, Saturday, August 9 for Susquehanna Borough residents. Items should be at the curb by 7 a.m. Freon must be removed prior to pickup. Call 853–3235 to register.

STREAM STUDY program, Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m. at the Woodbourne Preserve, Dimock. Visit a stream to catch and study fish, crayfish, insects. Swimsuits and footwear a must. Call 278–3384 to register.

EN PLEIN AIRE workshop, Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Gary Green, artist and teacher will present the program. Call 553–2500 to register. All are welcome.

BAVARIAN FESTIVAL and Dinner Theater run on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, August 9. Departure 5:30 p.m. from Honesdale. For ticket info, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960. All are welcome.

OPEN HOUSE at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 26 Lake Ave., Montrose, Saturday, August 9, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 278–9256 for more information.

BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL picnic, Saturday, August 9, 12 noon at the Grange Hall. Bring a dish to pass, dessert and table service. Drinks provided. Chicken barbecue available, call 934–2256. All are welcome.

August 10

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY RUN on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, August 10. Departure from Honesdale at 1:30 p.m. For ticket info, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960. All are welcome.

MEDICINAL HERBS program, Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve. Len and Gerry Janus will spotlight these interesting plants. For info, call 879–4244. All are welcome.

QUILT & CRAFT SHOW, Sunday, August 10, at the Preston School, Lakewood. Raffles, refreshments available. Free. All are welcome.

August 14

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 14, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving, 5 p.m. All are welcome.

August 14 & 15

AARP DRIVER SAFETY course, Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For reservations (required) call Irene Messinger, 798–2938.

VIGIL MASS, Thursday, August 15, in celebration of the Feast of the Assumption, Thursday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 15, 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. All are welcome.

August 15

DEADLINE for submissions for the 2003-04 Fall-Winter Calendar of Events is August 15. For info, contact the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, 836–5431.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, August 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

FIGMENTS, a comedy, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Friday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

SIGN UP DEADLINE is August 15 for the Thompson Hose Co. Captain and Crew Golf Tournament to be held August 24 at Lake Lorain Golf Club. For info or to register, contact Chad Wallace, 756–3764. All are welcome.

August 16

BAG SALE, Saturday, August 16, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

FIGMENTS, a comedy, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Saturday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

BAVARIAN FESTIVAL excursion on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, August 16. Departure 1:30 from Honesdale. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, August 16, at Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving at 4:30 p.m. until all are served. All are welcome.

August 17

FIGMENTS, a comedy, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Sunday, August 17, 4:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

3-D ARCHERY SHOOT, Sunday, August 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. For info, call Gabe, 967–2311. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 17, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY run on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, August 17. Departure 1:30 p.m. from Honesdale. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960.

CAR WASH, Sunday, August 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the upper parking lot, Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Sponsored by the parish youth group. All are welcome.

August 23

4 X 4 POLARIS Sportsman 500 ATV raffle drawing, Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m. at the Harford Fair. For info, call the Susquehanna County Chamber of Commerce, 278–7222.

CLASS OF 1993 REUNION, Susquehanna Community High School, Saturday, August 23 at the former Briar’s Olde Colonial Inn. For reservations or info contact Lloyd Kitchner, 853–5013.

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Senior Menu August 11 - 15

Monday, August 11: breaded chicken, macaroni salad, V-8 juice, sliced carrots, hamburg bun, chocolate cream pie/diet chocolate pudding.

Tuesday, August 12: brown bag day; Salisbury steak with noodles, pickled beets, wheat bread, orange juice, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, August 13: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, pineapple chunks.

Thursday, August 14: ham slice, potato salad, asparagus, dinner roll, lemon meringue pie/peach slices.
Friday, August 15: stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, tropical fruit.

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Quilt & Craft Show At N Wayne Library

The Northern Wayne Community Library will be sponsoring its biennial "Quilt and Craft Show" on Sunday, August 10, 2003 at the Preston School in Lakewood.

Chances will be available to purchase on an heirloom quilt; the quilt is 70 years old and king-sized. It was quilted by the Como Quilters and its top was donated by Evelyn Hoops. The raffle will benefit the Northern Wayne Community Library.

Mary Smith (left) of the Como Quilters and Ruth Wenk (right) of the NWCL Board of Directors, pose with quilt.

Come out to admire many old, colorful and beautiful quilts, crafts from our area’s talented people and take a chance on a very unique quilt.

There is no admission fee to the show and refreshments will be available for all guests. Everyone is welcome.

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Country Artists Sponsor Outdoor Workshop

The regular meeting of Hill Country Artists will be held on Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building on Rt. 706 East of Montrose. Following a short business meeting, Gary Green, artist and teacher from Efferta, PA, will present a demonstration of watercolor painting using his en plein aire sketches as references. He will give information on painting en plein aire (outside, rather than in a studio) as he works. The following Saturday, August 9, Mr. Green will offer an all day workshop at Salt Springs, painting en plein aire with the medium of your choice (he will work in watercolors).

All interested persons are welcome to attend the meeting and/or workshop. For more information and to register, call Rita Eddy at 553-2500.

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A Walk Through The 18th Century

On August 9 and 10, Old Mill Village, New Milford, PA will host its 7th annual "18th Century Living History Weekend."

This weekend is a feast for your senses, from the smell of the smoke to the stunning visual displays. Cannons boom and muskets resound as the village is surrounded by the French, Indians, British and American soldiers, while the women and children try to maintain their 18th Century lifestyle around their campfires.

Living history re-enactors from more than seven states will be on the grounds to relive life in America as it was during the 1700’s. Re-enactors from the Revolutionary War as well as the French and Indian War will take part in battles depicting the conflicts of this early time in America’s history. Craftsmen, artisans and historians will be in attendance to entertain and educate for the two days of this grand event, which is one of the largest of its kind in Eastern PA.

Spinning, weaving, candle making, blacksmithing, gunsmithing and many other trades will be featured. While you’re there, visit the museum’s village and gallery, stop in at the Snack Shop, visit the gift shop and have a wonderful time

Be there when the excitement begins! Gates open 10 am to 5 p.m. each day.

For further information call (570) 278-4569 or (570) 465-3448, or log onto

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Senator Specter To Meet With Farmers

Senator Arlen Specter (R. PA), one of dairy farmers’ chief supporters in Washington DC, will meet twice in early August with area dairy farmers. Arden Tewksbury, manager of Pro Ag, reported the first meeting will be held at the Milan and Arvin Hibbard farm, in Dimock (Rte. 29, Susquehanna County) on Thursday, August 7, at 5:00 p.m. The second meeting will be on Friday, August 8 (Dairy Days) at the Tioga County Fairgrounds (in the main tent) at 2:15 p.m.

Tewksbury commented, "Senator Specter has always been a supporter of our dairy farmers and is currently drafting a dairy bill to price milk based on the dairy farmers’ cost of production. Specter is also supporting efforts to establish dairy compacts in various sections of the country."

Pro Ag can be reached at (570) 833–5776 for more info.

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A G Rep. In Montrose This Monday

Harrisburg – Attorney General Mike Fisher announced that representatives of his Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available to answer questions from the public in Susquehanna County on Monday, August 11, as part of the Attorney General’s continuing outreach program.

Fisher said bureau personnel will be at the Commissioners Meeting Room, Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fisher said the Bureau of Consumer Protection deals with a wide range of consumer issues, including vehicle purchases and repairs, disputes between contractors and consumers, deceptive advertising and landlord-tenant disputes.

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Herb Walk At Shelly Preserve
By Trebbe Johnson

In recent years, as holistic medicine becomes increasingly popular and the protection of indigenous species more urgent, interest in wild plants has grown. On Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 PM, herbologists Gerry and Len Janus will demonstrate that it's not necessary to travel to remote mountains and rain forests to find a treasure trove of plants with long, rich histories and multiple benefits.

As the hosts of a nature walk at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA, the Janus’s will demonstrate that many plants we casually overlook, or even pluck out of our gardens and toss away as "weeds" are, in fact, valuable herbs. Owners of Vileniki, an Herb Farm in Olyphant, PA, the Janus’s have been studying, growing, and using wild plants for almost thirty years. They will describe the medicinal and culinary uses of plants, as practiced by the native people of this region and settlers from Europe, and will also tell some of the tales that have been passed down through generations of plant folklore.

For more information call (570) 879-4244 or (570) 756-2429.

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Big Band Ice Cream Social

The United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend, PA will hold a Big Band Ice Cream Social on August 8 in the church parking lot from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The Fabulous Moonlighters will present an evening of big band music at this fun(d)raiser. The band plays at many functions throughout the area. Ice cream will be available, as well as other goodies.

Spend a summer evening hearing great music and enjoying ice cream too! This social has become very popular and is looked forward to each year.

Bring your family and friends to this fun evening. Donations accepted.

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Harford Fair Hosts Baking Competition

The smell of chocolate will fill the air as the Harford Fair conducts its Hershey "Cocoa Classic Chocolate Contests" at the 2003 Fair. The contests are co-sponsored by Hershey Foods Corporation, the world’s largest producer of chocolate and cocoa.

This year over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania are offering cash prizes for the best "Hershey’s Baking Chips Cookies/Brownies/Bars" made from scratch. Harford Fair’s contests are preliminary competitions that lead to the selection of the Commonwealth’s cocoa cake and baking chips cookies/brownies/bars at the 2004 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will be awarded a grand prize of $500 and $250, respectively.

All Hershey’s baked good entries are judged on shape, flavor, appearance, tenderness and crumb.

So dig out that favorite chocolate recipe and give it a try. You could be this year’s winner of the blue ribbon and a chance to compete for a grand prize of $500 or $250. For more information on entry requirements, call the Harford Fair office at (570) 434-4300.

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Harford Fair Entry Deadline Nearing

To really get involved in the Harford Fair, try entering some items or contests this year!

The entry deadline for entering items for competition is quickly approaching. Entries must be postmarked by August 1. Those entering three items or more will receive a one-day pass to the fair. If you are in need of a Fair Entry Book, call the office at 434-4300.

Reserved seating, along with free seating is available for evening entertainment programs. To order tickets you may call the ticket office at 434-4318 or check the fair website for schedule and order form at

Harford Fair is known as an agricultural, educational, family oriented fair. Whether entering a competition or coming to enjoy the exhibits and top entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy at the Harford Fair. This year’s dates are August 18 through 23.

Be sure to get your entry forms in by August 1.

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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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