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Senior Menu
Attention Dairy Farmers
Local Artists In Scranton Exhibit
Export Development Video Conference
Seniors Gather For Good News Lunch
Forest Landowners Conference Planned
Evening Pesticide Credit Meeting
Library Hobby Day/Auction Night Set
North Branch Water Trail Meetings


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 26

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, March 26, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. 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.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, March 27, 11:30 until ?? at the Montrose Fire Hall. Sponsored by South Montrose Community Church. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, March 27, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson Methodist Church. All you can eat! Sponsored by the Sunday school classes, proceeds to benefit the youth activity fund. All are welcome.

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.

March 31

LENTEN MEDITATION, Wednesday, March 31, noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose. Molly Nasser will play harp music, followed by an organ meditation by Louise Smith. Lunch available following the meditations. All are welcome.

YOUTH SOCCER SIGN UP, Wednesday, March 31, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna, for children ages 4 to 15 on or before July 31. For info, call 853–4801.

April 1, 2 & 3

DAMN YANKEES will be presented by the Susquehanna Community High School Theater Department, Thursday, April 1, Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Advance tickets available, call 853–4921 ext. 2344 or 2399, or 853–4692.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE at the Lanesboro Community Church, Thursday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch available each day. All are welcome.

April 2

DAVE BOYER in concert, Friday, April 2, beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, for ticket info call the Montrose Bible Conference at 278–1001. All are welcome.

April 3

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 3, 4:00 p.m. at South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

EASTER EGG HUNT, stories and games, Saturday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for children grades K through 6 at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Registration required, call 798–2444. All are welcome.

April 4

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod and Gun Club, Dubois Street, Hallstead. All are welcome.

YOUTH SOCCER SIGN UP, Sunday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna, for children ages 4 to 15 on or before July 31. For info, call 853–4801.

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Senior Menu March 29 - April 2

Monday, March 29: sloppy Joe, green peas, coleslaw, hamburger bun, pumpkin pie/diet butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, March 30: baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll, applesauce.

Wednesday, March 31: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, April 1: boneless barbecue chicken breast, baked beans, baby carrots, wheat bread, pound cake/angel food cake.

Friday, April 2: beef lasagna, Italian green beans, Italian bread, tapioca pudding/diet vanilla.

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Attention Dairy Farmers

If you were asked the following questions, how accurately could you answer them? What does it cost your dairy farm to produce 100 pounds of milk? When you see the current Class III price for milk, what is your prediction for your mailbox (take home) milk price? What is the difference between a milk futures contract, a put option, and a call? Is crop insurance for me?

An upcoming two-day Penn State Cooperative Extension program will help dairy farmers answer these and other questions related to the uncertainty regarding planted crops and milk prices.

The dates, location, and times are: March 30 and April 6 – Edgewood Restaurant, Troy, PA from 10:00-2:30 p.m. each day ; March 31 and April 7 – Endless Mountains Health Building (EMHS), 78 Grow Ave., next to Tom Kerr Chevy, Montrose, PA from 10:00-2:30 p.m. each day.

Space is limited to the first 20 dairy farmer participants who register. Please register by calling the Bradford County Extension Office at (570) 265-2896 or the Tioga County Cooperative Extension Office at (570) 724-9120 by Wednesday, March 24.

There is no cost for the two-day program. Lunch will be provided each day.

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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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Library Hobby Day/Auction Night Set

Mark Saturday, April 24 on your calendar for an exciting annual event: an afternoon of hobbies at the Montrose Library, from 3 p.m. -5 p.m., followed by a reception and auction at the Fire Hall.

This is the thirteenth year that the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association has invited a dozen hobbyists and crafters to show their work and answer questions. Presenters for Hobby Day, a free program that's fun for all ages, are still being lined up – there will be a good mix of old and new, appealing to all!

It's the sixth year for the Auction, which benefits the Association, and it's an especially important year because of the severely reduced state funding to libraries. Organizers are collecting a wonderful variety of special items. More donations for the Auction are needed, and businesses are invited to advertise in the program (an attractive booklet).

Tickets will be available at the door of the Montrose Fire Hall. The doors open at 5 and the festivities start at 5:30 with a buffet reception. The Auction begins at 6 p.m. Entertaining auctioneer Dave Coddington makes this a delightful, laughter-filled event. For more information on Hobby Day or Auction Night, call (570) 278-1881.

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North Branch Water Trail Meetings

Towanda, PA - Interested parties are invited to attend the second round of Advisory Committee meetings for the Susquehanna River North Branch Water Trail. Meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m., March 23 at the Susquehanna Depot Borough conference room; 2 p.m., March 25 in the Sullivan Room at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort in Tunkhannock; and 2 p.m., March 30 at the Community Corporation Building at 121 Main Street, Wyalusing.

Advisory Committee attendees will be updated on the developing water trail project. Funding for the water trail was made possible by a $45,000 grant from the National Park Service administered by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR). Information will be available at the meetings on several upcoming special events and activities on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.

For more information contact Endless Mountains Heritage Region, 10 Park Street, Towanda, 18848; (570) 265–1528.

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