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SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 852, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. For info call (607) 7754839. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, May 28, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 29 at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society. All are welcome.
LAMB CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Saturday, May 29, 12 noon at the cemetery. In case of rain meeting will be at David Carpenters home. Work session at 10 a.m.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. Takeouts only. For tickets, call 2894196. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 29, noon to 2 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Ararat Cemetery Association. For info call 7274949. All are welcome.
BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Rte. 370, Lakewood. Rain or shine. Refreshments available. All are welcome.
HOP BOTTOM Townwide Yard Sale, Saturday, May 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Food available. All are welcome.
ED CAMP registration deadline is May 30; program runs July 19-23 at Blue Ridge High School. Students in grades 5 through 12 welcome. For an application or info call the Endless Mountains Theater Co., 4342422.
WOOL & TEXTILE DAY, Sunday, May 30 at Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. For info call 4653448. All are welcome.
BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 31, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, Monday, May 31, 9:30 a.m. at the Starrucca Memorial Board, followed by procession to cemetery. All are welcome.
STARRUCCA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Monday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. in the Methodist Church.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Monday, May 31, 12:00 noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
June 2 & 3
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Johns Parish Hall, Susquehanna. New and used items. All are welcome.
TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, June 3, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts available at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.
BAG SALE, Friday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Johns Parish Hall, Susquehanna. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA, OAKLAND, LAUREL HILL School Reunion, Saturday, June 5, at the Starrucca. For info or reservations call (570) 8533568 or (607) 6485608.
RUSH ALUMNI BANQUET, Saturday, June 5, 1:00 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Hall, Friendsville. For reservations, call (570) 3953477.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, June 5, at Gibson Grange #798. Serving starts at 5:00 p.m. until sold. All are welcome.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, June 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
WILDFLOWER DIGITAL Photography Workshop, Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. George Schreck will share photos and tips on close-up nature photography. Registration required, call 9677275.
June 5 & 6
OTSININGO POW WOW, Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Otsiningo Park, Binghamton, NY. Entertainment, Indian art, crafts, jewelry, food, more. Admission. All are welcome.
CLASS OF 1954, Susquehanna Consolidated High School reunion, Sunday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. For info or reservations call Naomi Medlar Getter, 7272712 or Corella McDonald Pierce, 8533617.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
COOKING FOR CROWDS seminar, Wednesday, June 9, 1:00 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church Parish Hall, New Milford. Fee. For info or to register call the Cooperative Extension, 2781158.
PLANT SALE, Saturday, June 12, at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Library Fund. All are welcome.
MATCH THE HATCH program, Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Improve your fishing by learning how to identify what they are eating (valid PA fishing license required for adults). For info call 9677275. All are welcome.
SURVIVORS CELEBRATION, Sunday, June 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Montage Mountain. Free. To register or for info, call the Cancer Institute, 9417984. All are welcome.
PET HIKE, Sunday, June 13, at the Prompton Dam, Rte. 170, Prompton. Hike on park trails, picnic, prizes. For info, visit the Dessin Animal Shelter website, www.DessinAnimalShelter.com.
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day; Centers closed.
Tuesday, June 1: Salisbury steak with noodles, pickled beets, wheat bread, orange juice, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, June 2: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, pineapple chunks.
Thursday, June 3: ham slice, potato salad, asparagus, dinner roll, lemon meringue pie/peach slices.
Friday, June 4: stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, tropical fruit.
"Dealing with Anger - the Childrens and Yours" is the title of a workshop being presented by Penn State Cooperative Extension. All child care providers and interested parents can participate in the workshop from 7:00 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at the County Office Building in Montrose.
Karen Thomas, Penn State Cooperative Extension family living educator, says "Everyone gets angry at times--children and adults. How we deal with our anger is the key. Some people lash out at others or become physical, hitting and kicking. Others find ways to release their anger in less damaging ways."
According to Karen Thomas, child care providers will learn how to encourage play and what their role is when children are playing. The workshop, Thomas says "will focus on skills that children and adults can learn to handle their anger in ways that are respectful and healthy for themselves and others around them."
Child care providers can receive two Department of Public Welfare training credits for participating in the workshop. For more information, call Penn State Cooperative Extension at 278-1158.
Miss Shana Mack, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess is about to complete her reign as Dairy Princess. Shana invites everyone to attend the Susquehanna County Dairy Princess pageant Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Annex, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets in Montrose.
During her reign Shana has done over 200 dairy promotions in her county. Shana has visited dairy farmers and written interesting news articles about their farms, highlighting something unique about each dairy farm. Shana has visited classrooms of school children educating them about the three-a-day of dairy program. Other promotions Shana has done include radio programs, Harford Fair events, speaking at organization meetings, taking part in festivals and parades, restaurant promotions and 4-H events.
The evening Dairy Princess Pageant program will include scholarship and scrapbook awards as well as the current Dairy Princess Shana Mack making her farewell speech. Shanas court, Dairy Ambassadors Ashley Franklin, Amanda Miner, Abbey Puzo and Alyssa Sprout and Dairy Maids Lydia Carlin, Ashley Fuller, Karley Mosier and Karin Mowry will each speak briefly about their dairy promotion experiences and be recognized for their efforts. Shana Mack will crown the new 2004/05 Dairy Princess, Amanda Zembrzycki of Uniondale.
The evening will conclude with a reception for the Dairy Princesses, Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids.
The Endless Mountains Maple Producers Association is looking for contestants for its maple queen contest, to be held June 10. All applications must be submitted by the May 24 deadline.
Young ladies interested in entering the pageant must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and reside in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna or Wyoming County. It is not necessary for participants to have prior knowledge of the maple sugaring process, nor are they required to be from a maple producing family.
The title will be awarded and crowned during the associations annual banquet, which will be held at the Williamston Inn, Route 6, in Towanda. The competition consists of a one-on-one interview with the judges and a skit/presentation by each contestant in front of the panel of judges. The winner will then move on to the state level competition in the fall, where she will contend for the title of Pennsylvania Maple Sweetheart.
The new Endless Mountains Maple Queen will have opportunities throughout her reign to make public appearances at events such as county fairs, the PA Maple Tour, local parades, and the annual Maple Festival at Alparon Park in Troy.
For more information or an application, call Jamie at 9652679.
The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program (PPA), to support arts and cultural activities occurring between September 1, 2004 August 31, 2005. Funds are available to prior PPA applicants/recipients as well as to new applicants. Grant requests may not exceed $3,000.
BCRAC is one of twelve (12) regional service providers selected by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) to administer the PPA Program. BCRAC works in partnership with the PCA to design and create initiatives on a regional level that make a significant impact on arts and cultural opportunities in the Northern Tier counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming.
For an application or for more information, contact Brenda S. Thomas at (570) 2682787 or by e-mail at brenda@bcrac. Grant writing workshops are available to assist you in writing your proposal and are highly recommended. A workshop is scheduled in Susquehanna County on Monday, May 24, Noon 2:00 p.m. (bring a bag lunch), at the County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose.
The fourteenth annual Sampson/Whitaker Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Starrucca, PA. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Please send reservations before July 9, with a check payable to Gladys Fiori, President, 928 Neal Rd., Endicott, NY 137601246.
All descendants of Ezekiel and Luranna Sampson and of Squire and Elizabeth Whitaker are most welcome.
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.
TOWANDA PA - Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will offer its third annual grant development workshop May 27. The workshop helps participants from organizations, agencies and municipalities more effectively seek funding from a variety of sources.
The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Workshop participants will learn how to select appropriate funding streams and coordinate them to accomplish a project. Information about what types of projects fit EMHR's granting process through the Heritage Park Program will be available.
Workshop participants will receive blank applications, instructions, and points of contact for each of the grant programs presented. Contact the EMHR office at (570) 265-1528 to register by May 14. The workshop space is limited to the first 25 people registered. Lunch will be provided and a tour of the Museum facility is included.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2004 in observance of Memorial Day. All court related offices will be available.
The 29th annual Senior Citizens Picnic sponsored by the Advisory Council of the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging will be held on Thursday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Troy Fairgrounds in Troy, PA. The Buddy Spencer Band, a 12 piece band with a "big band" sound will provide live entertainment in a "Salute to the Big Band Era." Senior Citizens residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties are invited to attend. Picnic goers are encouraged to dress in the costume of the big band era and Veterans may wear the hat from their branch of service.
There will be 50 booths, including free health screenings, informational booths and crafts sales. Seniors will have the opportunity to play Bingo, win door prizes, and vote on the King and the Queen of the picnic.
A delicious picnic lunch of pork barbecue, macaroni salad, fresh fruit, baked beans chips, and ice cream will be served with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Lunch is by reservation only. Lunch reservations may be made by calling the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 by June 10.
Seniors in Susquehanna County may reserve a ride to the picnic by calling SCTS at 1-800-323-2051 by June 10th.
For more information about the picnic, contact Joyce McClary at the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
On Memorial Day, May 31, the VFW Ayres-Stone Post 5642 will honor area veterans with a 10:00 a.m. parade, followed by a Memorial Tribute on The Green in Montrose.
Tina Pickett, State Representative since 2000 for the 110th Legislative District, will be guest speaker. Tina resides in Towanda, and has one daughter, Lynn. She has earned a reputation as an outstanding public servant.
Before being the Representative for the 100th Legislative District, she served as Bradford County Commissioner, for five years and held many other public service positions.
Pickett currently serves on numerous House of Representative and local committees. She has extensive business experience. Pickett founded and owned the Fireplace Restaurants, in Tunkhannock and Towanda.
VFW members are honored and looking forward to having Tina Pickett as their guest speaker.
The committee for the Harford Fair Sunday Night program announce a practice date on June 17, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kingsley Community Church. Ages ten to nineteen are encouraged to participate; any adults that would like to be helpers are welcome.
This year, the program will include scenes with some drama, lots of music and fireworks, ending with a patriotic tribute to God and country.
They ask for your support, to help make it a great opening night. Committee persons are Russell Sears, Eileen Craig, and Terri Madas.
If you have any questions, fell free to call the fair office, at 4344300.
The Susquehanna County Conservation District will be offering Free Well Water testing to the first 256 people to pick up kits at the Conservation District Office located in the Susquehanna County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue Montrose. The County Office building is adjacent to the Courthouse in Montrose. Kits can be picked up starting now and the deadline for picking up the kits is May 13. The sampling and drop off dates will be May 13 and May 14. The kits will include the specific time and day to draw the sample and drop them off at the Conservation District. The results of your test will be mailed to the address you provide on the kit return papers. A Wells Watershed Day will be held July 20, at the Montrose Bible Conference to help residents understand the results of their tests. Professionals will be on hand to answer questions. Springs and wells are both included in the testing. Only samples from wells and springs in Susquehanna County will be accepted. If you have any questions or concerns call Steve Fisher 278-4600 ext. 289 or stop in the office.
In an effort to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society of Susquehanna County, there will be a benefit held at the American Legion in Hallstead on June 5, from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Included will be entertainment by the Road Dogs and door prizes will also be part of the fun. Pizza and soda will be served in addition nickel beer. There will be games and additional incentives for an enjoyable evening.
Tickets are available at the Susquehanna Beverage on Main Street, Hallstead.
Harrisburg State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in May 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 May 14 and 28, 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 1-800-443-5772.
Free computer training classes are being offered to municipal personnel on a first-come first-serve basis. All participants should have basic computer skills, including keyboarding and mouse operations. Participants registering for the intermediate classes should be familiar with the basic concepts of the programs.
Four different topics are available: Basic Microsoft Excel 2002, May 6; Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2002, May 12; Basic Microsoft Word 2002, May 19; Intermediate Microsoft Word, May 26.
Lunch will be included for all trainings. For more information and to register, contact Cynthia Krise, Information Technology Program Manager, 888-868-8800. All classes will be held at the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, 312 Main Street, Towanda from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Montroses annual Independence Day celebration will be held on July 5 this year, according to committee chairman Fred Mack. "Because the Fourth falls on Sunday in 2004," he said, "the KLR will continue with our past custom of holding the activities on Monday, the fifth."
The KLR Committee (Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary) is responsible for planning the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to the community. Activities will include 10K, 5K, and "Fun Run" races, a chicken barbecue, a patriotic parade, and arts and crafts and entertainment on The Green throughout the day.
The theme for this years event is "Americas Heroes Fourth." Throughout history, America has been blessed with many heroes. It is because of the dedication our many heroes and heroines who are our military forces, police, firemen, civic and religious leaders, and many others that we Americans enjoy the freedoms and liberties that shape our lives.
Those planning to enter floats in the patriotic parade are urged to consider the theme and focus on recognizing and honoring those American heroes who rose to the occasion when Americans needed them the most. Contact Larry Kelly, parade chairman, 2783861 for more information.
On Memorial Day, May 31, VFW Ayres-Stone Post 5642 will be honoring veterans with a 10:00 a.m. parade, followed by a Memorial tribute on the green. Guest speaker is Tina Pickett, State Representative for the 100th Legislative District.
The post encourages scout groups, ball teams and other organizations to participate in the parade. Floats are welcome. Line-up for the parade will be 9:30 a.m., at the East end of town by Tom Kerrs. Contact Parade Chairman, John Miner, 2782746 for more info.
Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford, PA, will open the 2004 season with Wool & Textile Day on Sunday, May 30, from noon until 5:00 p.m. Volunteers and guest demonstrators will spend the afternoon showing and sharing the beginnings of textile production here in Susquehanna County both wool and flax processing.
There will be a variety of textile-related activities occurring throughout the Village grounds. Cheryl Jagger-Williams will present two sheep herding demonstrations with her prize-winning Border Collies. Roger Thomas, sheep shearer, will amaze the onlooker with his expertise at removing those woolly coats from the ewes and, if its a very warm day, they will be grateful. Old Mill Village Spinners will spend 3 hours in the Gallery producing a shawl as in spinning, plying, and weaving. On the Lower Green, near the Blacksmith Shop, is the Herb Garden, and here will be a demonstration on the production and use of plant dyes. Flax processing, the ultimate product being linen threads, will be shown and explained by Pat Hilts. Other spinning and weaving activities will be happening in the Spinning House.
If exotic fiber animals interest you, check out the aloof llamas, actual Alpacas (do you know the difference?), and Angora rabbits. Meanwhile, in the School House, look for interesting quilts, with their handed-down histories as told by the current owners, or their proxies. Some of these date to the late 1800s.
Stop by The Wooden Spoon, where the special feature will be Shepherds Pie. Or try an altered sampling of the second manufactured good in the County a Peach Spritzer (peach cider and ginger ale), reminiscent of the peach brandy produced here. The Museum Shop will inspire you to start your gift shopping early this year. Or listen to the old time music of Elwin and Beverly Fiske theyll be on the Village Stage. Come, visit Old Mill Village Museum. With your membership card, the gate is free.
Camp Hill, PA Paddlers from across the region will join local communities and elected officials in the fourteenth annual Susquehanna Sojourn a week-long paddling expedition designed to elevate local awareness about the need to restore and protect the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.
The Sojourn begins June 23 with a kickoff dinner and festivities in Sayre, PA. Paddlers take to the water June 24 and continue 91 miles downstream to Pittston/West Pittston ending on June 30. This section of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River has been selected as Pennsylvania's Feature River of the Year by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Throughout the week, paddlers will celebrate this designation through educational programs, riverside camping and meetings with elected officials about the importance of the North Branch and its watershed.
As part of this years theme, "Windows to the Susquehanna," programs will highlight the culture, history and recreational resources of the communities that have settled along the river. Participants will learn of current local initiatives and meet the committed people working to improve and protect the natural qualities of the river.
Registration for the 2004 Susquehanna River Sojourn is open until May 25; paddlers should contact Sojourn Coordinator Dana Lomma at (717) 7378622 or visit www.AllianceChesBay.org for more information about this unique opportunity to experience the Susquehanna watershed.
A Memorial Day program and parade, hosted by the Strider-Teskey American Legion Post 86, will take place in Susquehanna at 11 a.m., Monday, May 31. The parade will form on the Oakland Side of the Memorial Bridge and march to the Shops Plaza in front of the Veterans Service Board and Military Monuments.
This year the Parade Grand Marshall will be one of Post 86s members, Carl Lawrenson (pictured above) of Oakland Borough. Carl, a well-known area barber, served in World War II, in the Italian war zone, where, in addition to being awarded several other medals, was wounded twice and hospitalized, receiving Purple Hearts.
Mr. Lawrenson entered the service in December of 1943, was discharged in March of 1946. He is a graduate of the Laurel Street High School. After training at several barber schools, he opened his own shop. Although retired, he occasionally "subs" for his daughter, Jane Mazikewich, proprietor. He is married to Betty (Reagan) Lawrenson and they have, in addition to Jane, several other children.
"Thursdays" are the day when you see Carl behind the chair. In addition to "clipping you" you can be assured of a lengthy conversation by Mr. Carl. (Congratulations, Carl, I know you will make a worthy Grand Marshall of the Parade.)
The program will have several featured speakers, with Susquehanna High principal, Michael Lisowski, the main speaker. Music will be furnished by the High School Band. The theme of the Memorial Parade this year is "Remembering World War II." The World War II Memorial in Washington was recently completed and is open to veterans and the public. Official dedication will be on May 29. Larry Spencer, a Vietnam veteran, will represent Post 86 at the dedication.
Refreshments will be served in Memorial Hall, starting at 9 a.m.
The annual Thompson Memorial Day Service to honor area veterans will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Park, Water St. Guest speaker will be LTC Mark D. Carmody. LTC Carmody was raised in Thompson and graduated from Susquehanna Community High School. He started his Army career with the PA National Guard as a member of Bravo Co. 2/109Th Infantry (Mech.). He entered active duty as a First Lieutenant, receiving a reserve commission from the US Army through the Army ROTC program at Bucknell University.
LtC Carmody has served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; the 3rd US Infantry in Washington, DC (better known as "The Old Guard"); Battalion Executive Officer for 1st Battalion 38th Infantry in Fort Benning, GA; was assigned to NATOs Southern Region at Joint Command Southwest in Madrid, Spain and in 2003 was selected as the Battalion Commander and Professor of Military Science and Leadership for the University of Scranton.
At the Memorial Day parade on May 31, the Susquehanna American Legion will be honoring all World War II Veterans. In an effort to focus on local World War II veterans, Joe Schell has made arrangements for an Army truck to be available for any interested World War II Veterans to ride in. The truck will be available for easy loading at the Veterans Memorial (Schneiders parking lot) at 10:30 on Monday, May 31. Parade will begin at 11:00. Following the parade, the veterans will return to the Legion Hall to join for lunch.
Area residents are invited to join the local Legion Post in honoring all World War II Veterans.
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