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Issue Home August 26, 2003 Site Home

Senior Menu
Upcoming Artist In Residence Debuts
Apples Are Appeeling
Hills Alive With Music At Salt Springs
Story Hour At Susky Library
"I Do . . . Again!"
Fall Festival At S. Montrose Church
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns


August 28

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 28 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving, 5 p.m. All are welcome.

August 29 & 30

FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lockwood’s field, one mile north of Lenox Corners, Rte. 92. Proceeds benefit South Gibson United Methodist Church scholarship fund. All are welcome.

August 29 - 31

BLUEGRASS ROUNDUP, August 29 through 31 at the Wrench Wranch, Bainbridge, NY. Admission. For info call (607) 639–1141. All are welcome.

August 30

CRAFT SHOW and Bazaar, Saturday, August 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson Methodist Church, rain or shine. Food, bake sale, attic treasures, more. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

SALT SPRING CELEBRATION, Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks. Displays, entertainment, workshops, walks, children’s activities, more. Rain or shine. All are welcome.

FRIENDS OF TINA PICKETT barbecue, Saturday, August 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tom and Diane Elliott farm, SR 1029, Wysox. For ticket info, call 265–5310.

August 30 - September 1

LA FESTA ITALIANA, Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. Food, live entertainment, more. Free admission. All are welcome.

September 1

TURKEY DINNER, family style, Monday, September 1, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Takeouts available. Booths, games, prizes, country store. All are welcome.

BULL ROAST, Monday, September 1, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Church St., Waverly. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu September 1 - 5

Monday, September 1: holiday; centers closed.

Tuesday, September 2: baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll, applesauce.

Wednesday, September 3: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, September 4: boneless barbecue chicken breast, baked beans, baby carrots, wheat bread, pound cake/angel food cake.

Friday, September 5: beef lasagna, Italian green beans, Italian bread, tapioca pudding/diet vanilla.

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Upcoming Artist In Residence Debuts

The ancient virgin hemlock grove is a work of art, as is the Fall Brook Gorge with its three waterfalls. Swiftly-flowing Silver Creek is another masterpiece, and the many hiking trails that crisscross the land. Salt Spring Park, Susquehanna County’s only state park, is also a paradise for artists who want to capture, in their own unique ways, all the beauty that it contains.

This year, the park will be host to its first "Artist in Residence," Rodrica Tilley. "Roddy" will begin her tenure with a demonstration of landscape painting during Salt Spring Celebration, the park’s annual fund-raiser. The celebration is set for Saturday, August 30, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A landscape at Salt Springs Park by Montrose area artist Rodrica Tilley, who will be acting as "artist in residence" at the park during the coming year.

"I began sketching here as a teenager," says Ms. Tilley, adding that she has been back sketching and painting at the park for the last several years. "I keep finding new places," she notes, pointing to vistas along Silver Creek and around the campground area. As "Artist in Residence" she will be visiting the park throughout the year, in all seasons, and plans to hold an exhibition in Salt Spring’s historic Wheaton House at the end of her year.

For her demonstration at the celebration, Ms. Tilley says, she will be "working and talking" about her work in progress. But, she adds, "anyone who wants to is welcome to come and paint along with me."

Ms. Tilley is well known for her botanical paintings and her landscapes. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast, and her full color horticultural illustrations have appeared in Horticulture, Woman’s Day, Gardener, and Garden Style magazines. She resides in Montrose.

Although Ms. Tilley is the featured artist, other area artists and craftspeople have also been invited to display and sell their work at the event, and a silent auction will feature donated artwork as well as local goods and services.

Besides art, the Salt Spring Celebration will feature many workshops and displays, including an opportunity to meet some llamas and learn about raising them and using them as pack animals. Also, Extension Master Gardeners will discuss composting, turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into "black gold." Finally, members of the host organization, Friends of Salt Spring Park, will offer interpretive guided tours through the park’s spectacular gorge rimmed by old-growth forest.

Besides these events, celebration day visitors will enjoy children’s activities, lots of entertainment from singers to dancers to drama, and displays from regional organizations with an environmental or historic preservation focus. Of course, the Friends will also provide food and drink for sale throughout the day.

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Apples Are Appeeling

In the northeastern United States, fall is harvest time. In northeastern Pennsylvania, harvest time means apples. In Montrose, apples mean the Apple Festival.

The ninth annual Apple Festival will be held Saturday, September 13, on the Green in Montrose. Susquehanna County Literacy Program sponsors the event which provides books and programs for students, adult reading programs, tutoring and GED certification.

An addition this year to the Apple Festival will be a Standard Flower Show presented by The Garden Club of Montrose. Titled "A Is For Apple", the show will be staged in the Montrose Fire Hall on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13. It is open to the public and free of charge. Hours on Friday are 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Horticulture and design classes are open to the public in both adult and youth categories. For more information and/or to enter the show, contact show chairmen Shirley Andre at 570-278-1814 and Carol Lake at 570-278-9448.

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Hills Alive With Music At Salt Springs

The sound of music will be drifting through the ancient virgin hemlock grove and over the beautiful falls at Salt Springs Park, Susquehanna County’s only state park, on Saturday, August 30. This is the date set for the park’s annual fund-raiser, the Salt Springs Celebration, which will run from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Throughout the day, musical entertainment will abound, including:

Corky Staats, a singer/songwriter, hails from Montrose. He has been writing and performing for more than 20 years, and his original tunes reflect his life experiences and his love of the outdoors. Corky is a long-time supporter of Salt Springs State Park. He will be performing at 1 PM at the Park Celebration.

Dan Drewery with his acoustic guitar will be performing popular, country and gospel tunes at 4 PM, and the "Gospelettes," Debra Johnson, Brook Dean and Ron Chidester, will vocalize from 2 to 4 PM to the accompaniment of the banjo, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, and acoustic guitar.

Last, but certainly not least, the exotic sounds of the South Pacific will waft through the summer air, as costumed students from the Noelani Hula School present traditional dances of Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti at 11 AM.

The Salt Spring Celebration will also feature many workshops and displays, including an opportunity to meet some llamas and learn about raising them and using them as pack animals. Also, Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will discuss composting, turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into "black gold". Finally, members of the host organization, Friends of Salt Spring Park, will offer interpretive guided tours through the park’s spectacular gorge rimmed by old-growth forest.

Besides these events, Celebration day visitors will enjoy children’s activities and displays from regional organizations with an environmental or historic preservation focus. Of course, the Friends will also provide food and drink for sale throughout the day.

Salt Springs, once a family farm, was named for the artesian well of salt water that was reputed to be sacred to the Onondaga people. Later, after the arrival of white settlers in the early 1800’s, salt was extracted from the well for various domestic and commercial uses.

The PA Bureau of State Parks acquired the property in 1973, and currently operates the park along with the non-profit Friends of Salt Spring Park. Proceeds from the annual Salt Springs Celebration are used in the Friends’ ongoing efforts to upgrade the park’s facilities, educational programs, and recreational opportunities.

Salt Spring Park is located six miles north of Montrose, off of Route 29 in Franklin Forks. The entrance to the park is one mile west of Route 29 along Silver Creek Road.

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Story Hour At Susky Library

The Susquehanna Branch Library will be hosting a story hour for children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age on Tuesday mornings, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. commencing September 23.

Parent must hold a valid library card to register their child. Class size is limited and registration begins immediately at the library. Activities will include stories, fingerplays and a craft.

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"I Do . . . Again!"

Endless Mountains Theatre Company has good news for you! You now have another chance to attend Tony n' Tina's Wedding! This time around, EMTC is working with the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts in their effort to give Valentina Lynne Vitale and Anthony Angelo Nunzio, Jr. an unforgettable dinner-theater wedding experience. Thanks to the joint efforts of EMTC and EMCA, Tina and Tony and their outrageous friends and family will be re-tying the knot at the Carriage Inn, Route 92 S. in Tunkhannock in September.

A candid shot of one of Tina's demure and radiant bridesmaids (Donna Trusky).

For those who haven't heard, Tony n' Tina's Wedding is a legendary interactive theater piece created by Nancy Cassaro and Artificial Intelligence. EMTC players bring to life the bride, groom, relatives, and catering staff, with a hilarious – and largely improvised – program of antics, tantrums and surprises. And the best part is that the audience – who are Tony and Tina's wedding "guests" – get to participate in all of the fun and craziness!

Speaking of fun . . . EMTC's acclaimed recent production of the offbeat comedy Figments proved once again that Susquehanna County's community theater company knows how to keep the laughs coming on a nonstop basis. And after Tony & Tina crack you up in September, locally-authored farce, The Waffle Truth will keep you chuckling into October.

Show times for Tony n' Tina's Wedding are 6:00 p.m. on September 13 and 1:00 p.m. on September 14. Reservations are required (call 570-836-9686 or 570-836-EMCA). Please note that some of the behavior of the wedding party might be considered unsuitable for children.

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Fall Festival At S. Montrose Church

South Montrose Community Church is planning a day of fun, food, and great music on September 6, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Many wonderful activities are on schedule for the day, starting with an Ox Roast. For your listening pleasure many local musical groups will be performing. Also, in the Fellowship Hall downstairs, a craft sale will be going on with many wonderful homemade items. For those of you with a sweet tooth there will be a bake sale with lots of tasty treats. Weather permitting there will also be games for the young and the young at heart. To make this a truly community wide event, it is suggested that everyone in the area plan their yard sale for the day.

South Montrose Community Church is located right next to Robinson’s Market at the blinker light in South Montrose, PA.

Anyone interested in donating crafts may contact Desz Frazee at (570) 965-2556.

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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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