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Senior Menu
Improving Your Customer Skills
Local Artists In Scranton Exhibit
Export Development Video Conference
Seniors Gather For Good News Lunch
Forest Landowners Conference Planned
Evening Pesticide Credit Meeting


March 17

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Wednesday, March 17, at American Legion Post 154, Elk Lake Rd., South Montrose. All are welcome.

March 18

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m. at the museum in Susquehanna, under the water tower. All are welcome.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Call for an appointment, 1-800-292-6525.

LAYETTE OUTREACH quarterly public forum, Thursday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Family Literacy Community Room, Joines Bldg., New Milford. All are welcome.

March 19

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, March 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois Street, Hallstead. All are welcome.

PROMISE OF SPRING poetry gathering, Friday, March 19, 7 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Bring a favorite poem to share. All are welcome.

March 19 & 20

OKLAHOMA! Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, 8:00 p.m. in the Windsor High School auditorium. For reserved seating, call (607) 655–8250. All are welcome.

March 20

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER, Saturday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s of Kirkwood. All you can eat soup and salad. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Sponsored by the Dimock Community Sunday School; proceeds to send school supplies to the children of Iraq. All are welcome.

March 21

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Lake Firemen’s Hall. Proceeds to benefit Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Co. All are welcome.

meeting, Sunday, March 21, at McDonald’s Restaurant, Montrose. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10:00 a.m. For info, call 836–5030.

BREAKFAST BUFFET, Sunday, March 21, 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the United Fire Hall, Montrose. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit United Fire Co. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 21, 8 a.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. in honor of Ralph (Woody) Lee, former firefighter and chief, life member of the hose company. All are welcome.

March 23

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Contractors’ Workshop, Tuesday, March 23, at Montrose Bible Conference, Dryer Hall. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required, call the Conservation office at 278–4600, ext. 283.

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Society program, Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Montage Mountain Visitor Center, 235 Montage Mt. Rd., Moosic. For info or to register, call the Central PA Chapter, 1-800-556-6213.

March 24

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is March 24 for a Susky High Class of 1964 reunion cruise, October 23-30 on the Caribbean Princess. Susky and Laurel Hill alumni and teachers welcome. For reservation info, call Carole at (607) 785–6007 ASAP as space is limited.

LENTEN MEDITATION, Wednesday, March 24, 12 noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Organ music will be presented by Sarah S. Bertsch. All are welcome.

March 25

UKRAINIAN EGG decorating class with Hana Gorman, Thursday, March 25, 6:45 p.m. in the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Pre-registration required, call 448–2573 or 448-2000. Fee. All are welcome.

March 27

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER, Saturday, March 27, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s of Kirkwood. All you can eat. All are welcome.

FOREST LANDOWNERS Conference, Saturday, March 27, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at Keystone College. For info or pre-registration (required), call the Forestry office, 278–4600, ext. 270.

MASTER GARDENERS program on seed starting, gardening and seed saving, Saturday, March 27, at the County Office Building Downstairs Conference Room. Call the Extension office, 278–1158 for info or to register.

March 28

SPRING CRAFT FAIR, Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Area High School. Admission; children under 12 free (with adult). All are welcome.

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Senior Menu March 22 - 26

Monday, March 22: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.

Tuesday, March 23: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, March 24: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 25: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears. Lenoxville Center, Thanksgiving dinner.

Friday, March 26: brown bag day; baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.

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Improving Your Customer Skills

The University of Scranton's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, is presenting an informative session on customer service skills for small business owners and employees.

The session, "Customer Service Skills in a Tourist Economy" will be held March 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library.

The featured presenter at this seminar will be Elaine Tweedy, SBDC Director and HR Specialist. She will present topics such as what a "tourist economy" is and the impacts on it, steps to achieve high quality customer service in your staff, customer service myths, how attitude shapes customer service, how to manage customer behavior in your business, the costs of poor service, getting your employees to give the right first impression and more.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, or to register please contact the University of Scranton SBDC at 1-800-829-7232.

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Local Artists In Scranton Exhibit

Three artists, David Barnes, Krystall Barnes, and Jordan Taylor will show recent works at the AFA Gallery in downtown Scranton, PA: "Genius Loci: Spirit of Place," open March 4-27, opening reception March 5, 6-8 p.m. The inspiration for this exhibition is the spirit and creative legacy of the Endless Mountains Farm, which was home for many years to well-known artists M.C. Richards, author of Centering and Paulus Berensohn, author of Finding One's Way With Clay.

M.C. asked her students the question, "Where are our words before we speak them?" about the origin of words. She believed in a source from which all creative impulse comes to us and acts through us if we are open and accepting of it. M.C. was part of a movement that treated the artist’s process as the work of art: "Art is a gate, not a product..." writes poet Robert Creely about M.C.’s message.

M.C. lived and worked on the Endless Mountain Farm from the early 1970’s until 1993. The farm is currently home to several artists, among them the three participating in this exhibition: David Barnes - painter and mixed media sculptor, Krystall Barnes - watercolor painter, and Jordan Taylor - potter.

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Export Development Video Conference

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development (SCDED) encourages county companies with an interest in exporting their products to attend the Spring 2004 Video Conference series for Export Development offered by the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC).

"These video conferences offer an opportunity for our companies to learn more about the process of exporting, including the new markets opening up in Poland and Hungary," said SCDED Director Elizabeth Janoski, adding that hardwoods products are one example of our county’s products that could find markets, particularly in eastern Europe.

This year, United States Embassy Commercial staff in Brazil, Poland, Canada and Hungary, will participate. Chad Rimbey, Export Development Program Manager for the NTRPDC, explains that the video conference series is for companies that are new to exporting, or are in need of technical information regarding shipping and regulations, or export to Canada and have questions regarding the NAFTA certificate of origin.

The Video Conference Market Briefing with Poland will be held on Tuesday, March 30. The Canada briefing will be held on Thursday, April 29, and the Hungary Briefing will be held on Thursday, May 27. All video conferences will be held at the NTRPDC’s conference room in Towanda. Each session will last for two hours, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information or a registration form, contact the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development at (570) 278-4600, ext. 558.

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Seniors Gather For Good News Lunch

The Good News Lunch for senior citizens will be held on Saturday, March 20, at Noon in the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Church, Main St., New Milford. The regular monthly lunch will be hosted by The United Methodist Church. "All senior citizens are invited and welcome to this free luncheon," said the Rev. Joyce Allen, pastor of First Methodist. "Along with serving lunch, we want our guests to visit with their neighbors, make new friends, and share in the hospitality that characterizes our community."

The community-wide lunches are celebrating the first anniversary of their founding by the religious congregations of New Milford. The partnership of the congregations has grown to include not only the monthly lunches but also a Thanksgiving Dinner on the Sunday before the annual observance. "We receive many blessings by our participation," opines Kathy Whitney of First Methodist. "It is a joy to work with our friends in the other churches, there is great satisfaction for us to work together on the preparation and cooking, and it is rewarding to receive the words and smiles of thanks from our guests."

The Good News Lunch is a joint undertaking of the First Baptist Church, St. John’s R. C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church. The lunches all take place at St. Mark’s Parish House beginning at 12 Noon.

In April the Good News lunch will be held on Saturday, April 17 and will be hosted by the First Baptist Church.

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Forest Landowners Conference Planned

Forests cover nearly 60% of Pennsylvania's 28 million acres. The 17 million acres of forest land provide the Commonwealth's citizens and visitors with many benefits. Forests support wildlife habitat. They provide places to hike, camp, hunt, fish, and enjoy nature. Forests help protect water supplies and help remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the air. Additionally, forests generate significant economic activity. In fact, timber and forest products are the fourth-largest manufacturing industry in Pennsylvania. The industry employs 90,000 workers in 2,500 firms and contributes almost 5 billion dollars to the state's economy.

Approximately 13 million acres of the state's forests are privately owned by more than 600,000 landowners. Sustaining Pennsylvania's forests depends on the management they receive from landowners. On Saturday, March 27, the fourth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conference will be held at Keystone College in LaPlume, Pennsylvania.

The day will begin with a welcome from Dr. Edward Boehm, President of Keystone College and Congressman Donald Sherwood, 10th U.S. Congressional District. Dr. Jim Grace, Pennsylvania State Forester with DCNR will share his views on the state of Pennsylvania’s forest resources. Other presenters from the Penn State University, DCNR Bureau of Forestry and other regional organizations will discuss forest health and management options, forest land tax issues, forested wetland habitats, working with private consulting foresters, maple syrup production, and a deer management program called DMAP, designed to help landowners.

The conference is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch, breaks and written materials. Pre-registration for this conference is required. For more information, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at (570) 825–1701 or your local DCNR Bureau of Forestry office.

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Evening Pesticide Credit Meeting

An evening pesticide credit meeting will be held on Thursday, March 25th at the County Office Building in Montrose from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 2 core and 2 category credits will be available. No need to pre-register, just show up. If you have any questions call Dave Messersmith at 570-253-5970 extension 239.

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