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LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 22, at Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving begins at noon. Sponsored by the Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens. All are welcome.
CRIMEWATCH meeting, Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Borough building. All are welcome.
CHILDS PLAY workshop, Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at 31 Public Ave., Montrose. For info or to register, call the Extension office, 2781158.
FAMILY HISTORY program, Thursday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library and 2:30 p.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend ranch Library. Jim Beidler will discuss methods used to find information on ancestors. Free. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY CAMPUS Partnership conference, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 23 at the Inn at Nichols Village, Clarks Summit. Registration fee includes breakfast. For info, call the NEPA Area Health Education Center, 9455623.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR, Friday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Stories, snacks, crafts. Free. Children up to five years welcome. Call 7982444 to register.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL supper and bake sale, Friday, April 23, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Sunday school fund. All are welcome.
April 23 & 24
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church, New Milford. All are welcome.
April 23 - 25
ORCHID SHOW, April 23 through 25 during regular business hours at the Center Court of the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY. Presented by the Southern Tier Orchid Society. All are welcome.
HOBBY DAY, Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the County Library, Montrose. Experts in crafts and pastimes will demonstrate, show their work and answer questions. Free. For info call 2781881. All are welcome.
AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 24 at the fire hall in Montrose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buffet reception at 5:30, auction begins at 6 p.m. For ticket info call 2781881. All are welcome.
FLEA MARKET, Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clifford Township building. Vendors, food concession, bake sale, raffle. Sponsored by Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 190. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 24, 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, April 24, at the Susquehanna Valley Grange, Rte. 79, South Windsor, NY. All are welcome.
April 24 & 25
LAKESIDE MAPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Pancake breakfast Saturday, 8:00 a.m., chicken barbecue both days at Lakeside United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
ENDLESS MTS. MAPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at Alparon Park, Troy, PA. For info call 2973684. All are welcome.
MT. VIEW SOCCER registration, Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.
EARTH DAY CLEANUP, Sunday, April 25, noon to 4:00 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Trash bags, safety vests will be provided, bring gloves. Meet at the Wheaton House parking lot. All are welcome.
EARTH DAY program at First Universalist Church of Brooklyn, Sunday, April 25, featuring author Gerald T. Mirra. For info call 2894603. All are welcome.
MT. VIEW SOCCER registration, Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.
DAIRY HERD HEALTH program, Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Basil Leaf Restaurant, Montrose. For reservations, call 1-800-877-6290, ext. 6015.
PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR, Friday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Stories, snacks, crafts. Free. Children up to five years welcome. Call 7982444 to register.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 30, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church Community building, Hallstead. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, April 30, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at St. Patricks Church, 100 Main St., Nicholson. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, May 1, at the Lanesboro Community Church. Takeouts at 4:00 p.m., serving 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
CUT-A-THON & DANCE, Saturday, May 1 at the Montrose VFW. Haircuts available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chinese auction, bake sale. Dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For info call 2782200. All are welcome.
BAG SALE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church Community Building, Hallstead. All are welcome.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 1 for the Julius Prezelski Basketball School for boys and girls entering graded 4-9. Camp will be held at Montrose High School, June 23-25. For application or info call 7853913.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 1, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
EAST ARARAT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Saturday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. at East Ararat Church.
MS WALK, Sunday, May 2 in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. For info call the Central PA Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 1-800-227-2108. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
GARDENING in containers seminar, Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Rte. 370, Lakewood. Mater Horticulturist Diane Johnson will show how to organize and plant. Free. To register, call 7982444.
May 4 & 5
LAND CONSERVATION seminar with Stephen Small, May 4, 5:00 p.m. (general public) and May 5, 8:30 a.m. (professional session) at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. For info or reservations (required) call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 2263164.
Monday, April 26: pork chops with mushroom gravy, whole parslied potatoes, Italian blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, April 27: Blue Ridge Center closed; chipped beef and gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuit, banana cream pie/fresh banana.
Wednesday, April 28: vegetable lasagna, coleslaw, dinner roll, mandarin oranges.
Thursday, April 29: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, bran muffin, cherry pie/cherries.
Friday, April 30: meatball with tomato sauce, French green beans, potato salad, hot dog bun, applesauce.
The beauty and variety of orchid flowers is truly amazing. There are over 30,000 species alone, not to mention tens of thousands of manmade hybrids. Approximately 400 of these remarkable flowers will be on display at the annual Southern Tier Orchid Society 2004 Spring Orchid Show at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, NY. The Southern Tier Orchid Society is a group of your friends and neighbors who share a fascination for these amazing plants. Many active members hail from northeast PA, especially Susquehanna County.
This American Orchid Society judged show begins Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. and remains open during mall hours until Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m. Here you will see hundreds of delightful, fascinating orchids displayed by local hobbyists as well as by clubs from Syracuse, Rochester and Wilkes Barre.
In addition, there will be many exhibits by local florists using orchids in arrangements, a display of paintings and photographs featuring orchids, and educational exhibits. Members of the Southern Tier Orchid Society will be available each day to answer your questions and perhaps even start you on the way to a fun and rewarding hobby.
If you wish to learn more, or perhaps have an attractive orchid you want to enter in the show, contact Dave or Carol Clemens at (570) 879-4244.
A special observance and time of prayer will be held at the Gazebo on the Green in Montrose on Thursday, May 6, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Plan to come for all or part of the time, as millions of Americans gather in their communities to pray for our nation. There will be prayer activities for children who attend.
Dr. Barry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate, has said, "As a sign of unity, we are asking people to pray the Prayer for the Nation at noon on May 6, wherever they are. Some will be at a public prayer observance at that time, while others will be sitting in front of their desks at work. Regardless of his or her location, it is important that His people, who are called by His name, seek Him in unity. If people participate in this form of corporate prayer, it will be like a wave of prayer flowing across our country."
The National Day of Prayer tradition dates back to February 19, 1795, when President George Washington issued a proclamation setting aside a day of public thanksgiving. An annual day of prayer was established by Congress in 1952 and was specifically designated in 1988 as the first Thursday in May.
The Susquehanna American Legion Post 86 will, on Saturday, April 24, honor one of the Tri-Boroughs most "outstanding ladies," Mrs. Joan (Langan) Hurley, at a dinner-dance in the posts Memorial Hall.
Joan, who helped make it possible for Barnes-Kasson Hospital patients to have a "good day," will now be the honoree at "a day for Joan Hurley."
Joans career as a nurse was/is one of pure dedication for 36 years. On February 28, 2003, she retired as head of nursing at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, working there since 1967. Prior to joining B-K she was employed by the old B-K Hospital on Willow Avenue; the Binghamton General Hospital; United Health Services; New Jersey Perth Amboy Hospital and Mercy Hospital, Scranton.
At Barnes-Kasson she was a "jack-of-all-trades," as she started in the medical staff and worked in nearly every department of the hospital. She became Director of Nurses in February, 1984. Her achievements were many. She completed a course early in 1979 for certification in the medical records department as a Registered Health Information Technician. She was involved in Quality Assurance studies, including the commission for medical insurance coverage.
After her retirement she was quoted as saying, "I thank God every day for my nice family, special friends, good health and the knowledge Ive gained in health care through the opportunity to work for so many years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital. As the saying goes, There comes a time..."
Joan (Langan) Hurley is a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy, Class of 1949; the Scranton Mercy Hospital, 1952. She was married to James Hurley, in 1953, widowed by his untimely death in March, 1979. They had six children: Peggy (Kevin) Guyette, a teacher in the Binghamton schools; twin sons, James and John, born prematurely, died soon after birth; Kitsy (Bob) Rice, RN in Florida; Joan Marie, teacher, Baltimore, MD; James and wife, Deanne, teachers in Cleveland, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
OK, folks, now you have an opportunity to "thank Joan" for her many years of dedication to help "you" when you were a patient.
The affair will start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets or reservations can be made by contacting the American Legion at 8533542.
(Help Joan celebrate her day!)
James M. Beidler, family history columnist for several newspapers and magazines and past Executive Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, will be giving a program entitled "Pennsylvania Family History: The Search for Identity" on Thursday, April 22. There are two sessions: 11 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library (286 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, 853-4106); and 2:30 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Branch Library (201 Franklin St., Hallstead, 879-2227). The program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.
Jim will discuss the methods used to find information on ancestors from family diaries to obscure court documents--to give those interested in family history a new opportunity to add substance to their knowledge of their ancestors and how they lived.
Two special spring events have been combined once again! Mark Saturday, April 24 on your calendar for 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 or more hobbyists and crafters to show their work and answer questions. Hobby Day is a free program that's fun for all ages. Featured activities so far include art with dried flowers, children's crafts, cupcake decorating, egg art, fencing, glass beads, orchids, paint graining, researching family history, teddy bears, and watercolor painting. Stop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and bring the whole family.
An Auction to benefit the library returns for a sixth year, immediately following Hobby Day. Tickets are $4 each or $7 for a couple, available at the door. The Fire Hall doors will open at 5 and the festivities start at 5:30 with a buffet reception. The Auction begins at 6 p.m., with an incredible array of art, crafts, tickets and gift certificates, and lots more to bid on, including some of the hobbies represented at Hobby Day. There are some great bargains to be had, and entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington make this a delightful, laughter-filled event! For more information on Hobby Day or Auction Night, call 278-1881.
Harrisburg State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in April, to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.
"Constituents are invited to stop by and discuss any problems or questions they might have about state issues or state programs," Madigan said.
The senator said on April 23, staff member Chris McLaud will be available to speak with constituents, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Great Bend/Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead. No appointment is necessary.
The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, (570) 2657448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, (570) 3226457 or 18004435772.
Commonwealth speaker Jim Beidler will present his popular program entitled, "Pennsylvania Family History: The Search for Identity" on Thursday, April 22. These free programs will be at the Susquehanna Branch Library (286 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, 853-4106) at 11 a.m., and again at the Hallstead-Great Bend Branch Library (201 Franklin St., Hallstead, 879-2227) at 2:30 p.m. Jim will discuss the methods used to find information on ancestors-from family diaries to obscure court documents-to give those interested in family history a new opportunity to add substance to their knowledge of ancestors and how they lived.
A Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival will be held September 11 and 12, at the Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, PA.
There will be displays of raw and processed fibers, yarns, clothing, spinning and weaving, fiber arts and crafts, sheepskin products and more.
Vendors, exhibitors, animals, workshops and competitions will be available for all who attend.
For additional info, call 4653360 or 9426837.
New Milford PA Dr. Bryan Bordeaux, a physician practicing in New Milford, PA, is organizing a letter writing campaign to help persuade our elected officials in Washington, DC to address the health care needs of all Americans through a universal health care system. Several hundred letters have already been sent and Dr. Bordeaux expects to mail at least 1,000 letters from people locally.
The next major public event has been scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at the Blue Ridge High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. An earlier meeting was canceled because of weather. This event is free and open to the public. After a brief talk about the current health care system, Dr. Bordeaux will have letters available for interested people to personalize and sign. He will also be recruiting volunteers to help expand the letter writing campaign regionally and nationally. Letters are available now in Dr. Bordeauxs office, in New Milford for those individuals who cannot attend the meeting. You do not have to be a patient of his to sign these letters or to get involved.
Dr. Bordeaux is planning to attend an advanced speakers training session through Physicians for a National Health Program. He is working with their leaders and over 10,000 of their members to reform our health care system. Dr. Bordeaux has established a website, www.writecongress.org, which will serve as a center for his grassroots movement. He has also recently sent a mailing to 474 free clinics across the United States to recruit them in his efforts.
Americans are becoming increasingly discontent with the current health care system, as almost 44 million people are without insurance, tens of millions more have inadequate insurance and the rest are facing double digit rises in health insurance premiums for the past five years. A recent ABCNews/Washington Post poll indicated that 62% of Americans are in favor of adopting a universal health care system. Another recent study showed that half of all physicians also favor a universal health care system in the United States. Despite spending more on health care than any other nation, the American health care system was recently ranked 37th in the world by the World Health Organization.
The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program promotes the health and well-being of older adults through various programs. PrimeTime Health will sponsor a series of programs to be presented by staff of Tri-County Human Services.
The first program will be, How to Deal With Worry and Anxiety. In some cases anxiety and panic can interrupt daily lives to the point of dysfunction. This program will discuss these issues and how to change the way we think to decrease anxiety and worry to be able to lead more productive, healthy lives.
This free, 45-minute program will be held in Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers on the following dates: Forest City, May 3, 12:30 p.m.; Great Bend, May 6, 12:15 p.m.; Lawton, May 10, 11:00 a.m.; Montrose, May 10, 1:00 p.m.; Lenoxville, May 20, 10:30 a.m.
For further information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
The American Cancer Society and Lourdes Regional Cancer Center will host a four-week series of educational sessions entitled "I Can Cope." I Can Cope is offered to individuals facing cancer, their family and friends.
This series will run for four consecutive Tuesdays, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., May 4, 11, 18 and 25, and will include lunch. There is no fee for this program.
Topics to be covered include: learning about cancer and cancer treatments; keeping well in mind and body; changes in appetite, nutrition and energy; understanding feelings and relationships; discovering resources and celebrating life.
Guest speakers for this series will include oncology and radiation physicians, nurses and social workers as well as those with backgrounds in nutrition and spirituality.
For questions or to register for this series, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or (607) 7860820, ext. 306.
Are you tired of all the trash you see along Pennsylvania's trails and roads? Well, here is your chance to make a difference. Cadette Girl Scout Troop 281 is looking for volunteers who are ready to be a part of the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup. The Great Pennsylvania Cleanup is a statewide cleanup involving anyone who wants to participate. The event will be held on Saturday, April 24, in Union Dale (next to Cables Store) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will be cleaning up the Rail-Trail, no mater rain or shine. All gloves, trash bags, and safety equipment will be provided. You may want to wear old clothes and bring a pair of your own gloves. Also, snacks and refreshments will be provided. All you have to do is come with a smile and a desire to make Pennsylvania a beautiful state.
For more information please contact Lynn Conrad, at (570) 7857245. For other information on the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup, you may want to visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup logo. Please come out and help to support this Earth Day event.
The Northern Wayne Community Library in Lakewood, PA will host preschool story hours April 23 and 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come for stories, snacks and crafts. The theme will be Dr. Seuss in celebration of his recent birthday. Presentations are free to the public for ages 0-5. Call (570) 7982444 to register.
St. Johns Cemetery, Susquehanna, is asking parishioners to help get the cemetery ready for Memorial Day. The date for cleanup is Saturday, May 8 (alternate dates May 15 and 22), beginning at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring rakes, shovels, carts, etc. and meet at the vault.
Anyone having decorations they wish to keep should remove them before May 8. All decorations remaining that are beyond repair will be removed and stored at the last entrance to the cemetery on Turnpike Street. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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