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Senior Menu
Figments Guarantees Confusion, Laughter
Free Ice Cream At The Fair!
Harford Fair Hosts Baking Competition
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns


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.

WHEELS FOR CHRIST, Christian Motorcyclist Association meeting, Saturday, August 16, at The Basil Leaf, Montrose. Breakfast, 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Topic: PA Motorcycle Rally. Call 836–5030 for info.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, August 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Ararat Church. Proceeds benefit East Ararat Cemetery. All are welcome.

August 16 & 17

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL at Sterling, NY, Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 1-800-879-4446 for ticket info. 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.

A DAY IN THE LIFE of a mid 1800’s farm family program, Saturday, August 23, 1:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks. Join historian Melody Phillips for a reenactment. All are welcome.

RAILROAD DAYS ride, Saturday, August 23 on the Stourbridge Line. Departure 10 a.m. from Honesdale. For ticket info, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960. All are welcome.

MAGIC CLASS, Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Magician John Carlson will teach simple magic tricks to children ages 7–12. Free, but registration is required, call 798–2444.

August 23 & 24

GARLIC FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Civic Association, 131 Front St., Binghamton. Admission. For info call (607) 723–9419. All are welcome.

August 24

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY RUN on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, August 24. Departure 1:30 from Honesdale. For ticket info, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu August 18 - 22

Monday, August 18: pork chops with mushroom gravy, whole parslied potatoes, Italian blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, August 19: chipped beef and gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuit, banana cream pie/fresh banana.

Wednesday, August 20: vegetable lasagna, coleslaw, dinner roll, mandarin oranges.

Thursday, August 21: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, bran muffin, cherry pie/cherries.

Friday, August 22: brown bag day; meat ball with tomato sauce, French green beans, potato salad, hot dog bun, applesauce.

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Figments Guarantees Confusion, Laughter

The plot of Figments, the hilarious comedy presented August 15-17 by Endless Mountains Theatre Company, is really quite simple. It's just about this guy named Rick, who writes mystery plays. And the play he's writing now . . . well, he's not writing it. He can't come up with the ideas. Partly because he's distracted by his mother, who comes and goes from his apartment like she runs the place. Mama takes up a lot of space . . . because Rick also has an imaginary version of Mama in his head, whom he constantly argues with. Only it's not the real Rick who argues with the imaginary Mama . . . it's an imaginary Rick, who's a little more outspoken. Got that so far?

"Where's Rick's father?" you might ask. Pop, alas, is no longer with us . . . except that he is with us, in a cremation urn that Mama carries everywhere. And, in Rick's imagination, Pop is still very much alive (though he wears a giant urn in place of a sport jacket or cardigan). You know it's a funny play when the dead guy has some of the best lines.

While bashful writer Rick Jacobs (Joseph Bednarchik) makes faltering small talk with the woman he loves (Kaitlyn Kurosky), their imaginary alter egos (Steve Delfino, Jessica Williams) are advancing the plot.

Rick is in love. Both Ricks, in fact. With a pair of young women (real and imaginary) named Loni. Only the Lonis are dating a couple of oafs named Matt. This unsatisfactory state of affairs is making it hard for Rick to concentrate on his play. And this doesn't sit very well with the four imaginary characters in his mystery, who are getting frustrated at having to replay the same scene over and over till Rick can progress. Just wait till Rick lets Mama try her luck at revising the play -- then you'll see one confused bunch of fictitious characters!

Speaking of confused . . . it looks like perhaps the plot is just a tad more complicated than we thought. One thing is perfectly clear, however -- that Billy St. John's Figments is delightfully absurd and brilliantly funny, and sure to delight Susquehanna County theatre-goers. Performances are August 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and August 17 at 4:00 p.m., in the air-conditioned auditorium at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford. Please note that the play does include some "coarse" language.

For more information on Figments or the other crowd-pleasing shows coming up on the EMTC calendar, call 570-434-2422 or visit .

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Free Ice Cream At The Fair!

Do you have an ice cream sundae of your dreams? Maybe, vanilla ice cream with peanuts, strawberries, chocolate syrup, crushed cookies and topped with real whipped cream, and a cherry! Make your dream come true at the Harford Fair on Thursday, August 21 at 3:00 in the dairy barn arena. Free sundaes will be served by the Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Shana Mack and her Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids.

Dairy Ambassador, Abbey Puzo would like to top off your ice cream sundae with real whipped cream.

Last year over 600 people were served free ice cream sundaes while they were visiting the Harford Fair. The sundae ingredients will be donated by local businesses.

Hope you can come to the Harford Fair and enjoy an ice cream sundae!

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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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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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