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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
Happenings
Senior Menu
Gibson Barracks To Conduct Academy
4-H Roundup At The Harford Fair
Blueberry Festival Preparations Underway
Partners In Arts Grant Applications
SCHS Class of '79 Plans Reunion
Fiber Festival At Harford Fairgrounds
Breast Cancer Survivor Night At L C Stadium
Be A Kid Again!
Library Needs Workers!
Contests And Challenges At The Harford Fair
Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Bazaar, Craft Fair At Thompson UMC
Harford Fair Sets Opening Program
Muffin Contest At Blueberry Festival
Artists to Demonstrate At Harford Fair
Humane Society Needs Attic Treasures
Hooke Rugs In Society Display
Positive Thinking At Area Senior Centers
See You At The Cinderella Ball!
Tracking The Deer: A Nature Walk
PNB Hosts Roundup

 

Happenings

August 4

OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ladore Conference Center, hosted by the Salvation Army. For info call 488–6129, ext. 1156. All are welcome.

STREAM & FIELD EXPLORATION, Wednesday, August 4, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Search the stream and meadow for creepy crawlers and learn their survival habits. All are welcome.

August 5

TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, August 5, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting and covered dish supper, Thursday, August 5, 6:00 p.m. at the home of Rita Eddy.

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR Night, Thursday, August 5, 5:00 p.m. at the Red Barons game at the Lackawanna County Stadium. For info, call Komen NEPA, 969–6072.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 5 at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

August 6

DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, August 6, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

August 6 & 7

BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green in Montrose. Entertainment, raffles, crafts, more. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library. All are welcome.

MASSED BAND CONCERT, Saturday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. on The Green in Montrose. All are welcome.

August 7

IRIS RHIZOMES and perennial plant sale, Saturday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Vestal Public Library. Sponsored by the Southern Tier Iris Society. All are welcome.

BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL PICNIC, Saturday, August 7, 12 noon at the Grange Hall. Bring a dish to pass, dessert, table service. Drinks provided. Chicken barbecue available, call 934–2256. All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, August 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.

August 8

BILLY & PAULA SPEER in concert, Sunday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Dreyer Lodge Chapel. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001. All are welcome.

TRACKING THE DEER nature walk, Sunday, August 8, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, led by Trebbe Johnson. For info or directions call 7274272. All are welcome.

August 9 - 14

BIBLE TEACHING program with Mart DeHaan and Woodrow Kroll, August 9 through 14, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.

August 11 - 13

JASON MAILE’S NextLevel Hoops Basketball Camp, August 11 through 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forest City Regional High School. Boys and girls grades 9-12 welcome. For info call 785–3143.

August 11 & 12

SUSQUEHANNA BRANCH LIBRARY will present a slide presentation of activities held throughout the year, on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

August 12

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 12 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5:00 p.m. all are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 12 at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

August 13

DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, August 13, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CINDERELLA, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Friday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

August 14

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, August 14 at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

CINDERELLA, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

STONE WALL BUILDING program with Rusty Ely, Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

GREINER FAMILY concert, Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Gymnasium. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001. All are welcome.

DESCENDANTS’ DAY celebration, Saturday, August 14, noon to 4 p.m. at the French Azilum Historic Site, Wysox. For infor call 265–3376. All are welcome.

August 15

BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CINDERELLA, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Sunday, August 13, 4:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

August 17

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS will demonstrate at the Harford Fair, Tuesday, August 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Log Cabin. All are welcome.

August 21

SCHS CLASS OF 1994 reunion, Saturday, August 21, beginning at 6 p.m. at P. J. O’hare’s pavilion. For ticket info or reservations, call 853–4043.

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Senior Menu August 9 - 13

Monday, August 9: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, wheat bread, graham crackers with peanut butter, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, August 10: brown bag day; vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, cooked peas, orange juice, rye bread, fresh apple.

Wednesday, August 11: Italian marinated chicken, long grain brown rice, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, peaches.

Thursday, August 12: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding.

Friday, August 13: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker with peanut butter, medium fresh orange.

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Gibson Barracks To Conduct Academy

Troop R, Gibson Barracks, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be conducting a Citizens’ Police Academy in Susquehanna County from August 3 through September 7.

The classes will give attendees an "inside look" at the resources the PSP utilizes to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth including, but not limited to: Recruiting, K-9, Special Emergency Response Team, Criminal Investigation, Fire Marshal, Forensic Services, Patrol and Aviation Units.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for six weeks. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old and can obtain applications at PSP Gibson. The application deadline is July 20.

Class size will be limited, so apply early.

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4-H Roundup At The Harford Fair

The Susquehanna 4-H Livestock Roundup will be held on Tuesday, August 17, during the 147th annual Harford Fair. The 4-H roundup is the judging of animals the 4-H members raised (breeding/market classes), and their ability to present the animals to the judge (master exhibitor, showmanship and fitting classes). Over 90 Susquehanna County 4-H members currently participate in the program. This year the judges are Michelle Cornman, Hummelstown and Chester Hughes, Lancaster.

The day begins at 8 a.m. in the pig/sheep arena with the swine showmanship, fitting, and market classes. By far the largest show of the day, Susquehanna County 4-H’ers have tagged over 100 pigs to be exhibited. At 1 p.m., the action moves to the cattle arena with the beef master exhibitor, breeding, and market steer classes. By far the most committing project, the beef project has seen a resurgence in interest this year, with 21 steers tagged, plus breeding animals and baby beef. Immediately following the beef show in the cattle arena, is the market goat show. The newest addition to the livestock program, this show also consists of master exhibitor, breeding, and market classes. This year six market goats will be exhibited along with breeding animals. The day concludes with the market lamb show, in the pig/sheep arena, at 6 p.m. Over 20 market lambs will be shown along with breeding animals, showmanship and fitting classes.

Livestock 4-H activities during the Harford Fair conclude with the annual livestock auction on Saturday, August 21 at noon in the cattle arena. Local businesses and individuals continue to support area youth by purchasing high quality hogs, lambs, steers and goats. If you have questions about the sale, or Susquehanna County 4-H, contact the Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension office at (570) 278–1158.

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Blueberry Festival Preparations Underway

The 25th Annual Blueberry Festival, which will take place Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) on the Village Green in Montrose, will feature dozens of events and activities. All proceeds from the event help operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches, and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels. Mary Jo Bayer, Paula Catlin, and Ellen O'Malley are chairing the Festival this year.

Don't bother holding that yard sale – the White Elephant Sale (Saturday only) will be glad to pass your treasures on. Stop by the Library for directions on where to take items. Items should be clean and in working condition. Please, no clothing or exercise equipment.

At 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning the book sale opens, with donated hardcovers, paperbacks, magazines, records, and videos on sale. Donations of good-quality used books are being accepted through Friday, July 30 – please bring them to the library by then. Most books are very reasonable, but old and valuable books do come up for sale and are priced accordingly. The wide selection draws book dealers as well as readers and booklovers of all ages and interests. New books, both children's and adults, will also be for sale.

New additions to the wide range of Festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items will include a totebag, hats, and a T-shirt commemorating the 25th anniversary. Another limited-edition print of a watercolor by Sarah Miller will be issued this year. Water bottles, candles, pewter keychains and more also make great souvenirs of Montrose and the Festival.

Volunteers are always needed to help with the Blueberry Festival, and donations of handcrafts, items for the silent auction, and preserves are also eagerly sought. Anyone interested should call 278-1881.

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Partners In Arts Grant Applications

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) 268–2787 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.

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SCHS Class of '79 Plans Reunion

2004 marks the 25th year since the Class of 1979 graduated from the Susquehanna Community High School. To celebrate this special anniversary, a class reunion is being planned for Saturday, August 14 at PJ O’hare’s on Riverside Drive, Oakland. Classmates are encouraged to attend beginning at 4:00 p.m. for social time and a chicken dinner to be served at 6:00 p.m. Later that evening, music will be provided by the Road Dogs, a local band featuring Alumni Mike Burke.

All 1979 class alumni are invited to attend. If you have not received a mailing or if you can assist in locating some missing classmates, please contact Amy Anderson MacConnell at 879–5105. Reservations are required for the dinner, please contact Amy if interested.

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Fiber Festival At Harford Fairgrounds

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 465–3360 or 942–6837.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Night At L C Stadium

The Komen NEPA Breast Cancer Foundation and The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons have announced that they will once again team up to host Breast Cancer Survivor Night at Lackawanna County Stadium. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, August 5. The Red Barons will be taking on the Buffalo Bison in a doubleheader with the special program taking place between games. The first game is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Festivities will begin immediately following the conclusion of the first of the two 7-inning games that evening.

Survivors wearing their Pink Survivor Komen NEPA Race for the Cure T-shirt will receive a free game ticket for that night’s game and fans who wear any white Komen NEPA Race for the Cure T-shirt get half off their game ticket for that night’s game.

Ceremonies will be highlighted by the formation of the Pink Survivors Living Ribbon with the assistance of the Seton Catholic High School Cheerleaders. The Pink Survivors Living Ribbon is made up of Breast Cancer Survivors wearing their pink Survivor Komen NEPA Race for the Cure T-shirts. Survivors are encouraged to participate in this celebration of their hope and strength. Any Survivor who is interested in participating in the Living Ribbon should contact Dolly Woody, at the Komen NEPA Foundation 969-6072 or 1- 800-650-CURE (2873).

Throughout the games, tables with various cancer-related support group and prevention information will be set up in the concourse and Komen NEPA Race for the Cure merchandise will be available for purchase. Fans will be encouraged to sign the Messages in Honor & Memory Banner. Additionally, registrations for the 2004 Komen NEPA Race for the Cure 1K Fun Walk/5K Walk / 5K Run, which will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Downtown Scranton, will be accepted.

For more information on this special night at the Stadium call the Red Barons at 969-BALL or Komen NEPA at 969-6072.

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Be A Kid Again!

Harford, Pennsylvania – Be a Kid Again – at the Harford Fair, August 16 - 21. The 147th Harford Fair brings together the best in entertainment, music, rides, crafts, animals and food!

This year come listen to a Rock N’ Roll Oldies Show and have a good time at the Salute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring Lynn Anderson, Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Tommy Cash and Ralph Emery. Entertainment highlights include a Classic Car Show, ATV Drags, the Redeye Rodeo, Local Farm Tractor Pull, MOD Tractor & MOD 4WD Truck Pull and the Demolition Derby.

All week long you can come see fun jungle antics during the Baboon Lagoon, watch an assortment of Motorsports Exhibits, agricultural exhibits and craft demonstrations. Plus, don’t miss the Full Midway with a giant Ferris Wheel presented by S&S Amusements, musical entertainment bands and other attractions!

The Harford Fair – Monday, August 16 to Saturday, August 21, with opening ceremonies on Sunday, August 15. Take Interstate 81 to exit 217, and follow the signs for Harford.

For additional information, admission tickets, or family rates call (570) 434-4300 or (570) 434-4302. For reserved seating, call (570) 434-4318.

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Library Needs Workers!

The Susquehanna County Library has a booth on the Library Lawn in Montrose each year during the KLR's Independence Day celebration (Monday, July 5 this year). This is a kick-off to the Blueberry Festival (August 6 & 7), with T-shirts, sweatshirts, pottery and more for sale. This year's quilt (a sampler pattern, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Festival) will be on display and chances to win it will be for sale. It's also a refreshing stop for the hordes of visitors, who can get cold drinks, coffee, scones, and other snacks. All proceeds benefit the Library. Volunteers to staff the booth are desperately needed! If you're going to be enjoying the festivities that day, why not contribute an hour or two of your time? Please call the library at 278-1881 if you are able to help.

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Contests And Challenges At The Harford Fair

Every summer the Harford Fair offers something new in contests, challenges, and activities for participants to try their luck and test their skills.

This year there are several interesting items for fairgoers to try to win prizes. In the area of baking delicious treats is the "Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest," the certified first place winner of which will have the opportunity to enter an apple pie at the 2005 Pennsylvania State Farm Show. Each pie will be judged on overall appearance, crust color, flavor, texture, filling consistency, and creativity. Entries do not have to be limited to a "traditional" two-crusted apple pie; however, the pie must include at least 60% apples in the filling, which may include a variety of items.

Also, this year bakers may enter the "Angel Food Cake Contest," sponsored by the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. This new competitive foods contest should be popular because angel food cakes, classic examples of foam cakes, are 100% fat free. Cakes must be made from scratch and must use PEQAP eggs. The recipe and the PEQAP symbol from the egg carton must be submitted with the entry. Cakes will be judged on overall appearance, texture, crunch, lightness, flavor, creativity, and topping, icing, or decoration.

Again this year the "Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Cake Contest" will offer cash prizes for the best "Hershey’s Cocoa Cake" and the tastiest "Hershey’s Baking Chips Cookies/Brownies Bars," made from scratch. Winners can then enter the 2005 Pennsylvania Farm Show next January in Harrisburg. For rules for these baking contests, please contact the Harford Fair office at 434-4300, or the website, www.harfordfair.com.

Young ladies interested in entering the 13th annual Harford Fair Queen Contest are encouraged to return applications by the deadline of August 1. This very popular activity is always one of the highlights of the entire week, and contestants are given the opportunity to write and essay and to speak about "What the Harford Fair Means to Me" and "Why You should Come to My Fair." Those chosen as Queen and as Alternate make many special appearances at a variety of events during fair week.

Harford Fair Directors are sponsoring a contest to design the cover for the 2005 Fair Book. A very worthwhile project, the design should represent a wide variety of activities that are available for fun and enjoyment when families are spending a day at the fair, e.g., animals, crafts, food, rides, arena shows, the Little Red Schoolhouse, floral and Vegetable halls, and, of course, various exhibits and contests. Included in the design must be 148th Harford Fair, August 22-27, 2005.

An innovative feature of the 2004 Harford Fair will be the "Turkey Calling Contest," on Saturday, August 21, from noon to 2:00 PM in the Shade Pavilion. This contest, run by Quaker Boy-Staffer Jim Gilbert, will include the following calls; yelp of a hen, assembly of a hen, cutting of a hen, and caller’s best call. Come to the fair to try out your skills!

Among the most enjoyable contests at the Harford Fair are all-time favorites, such as the Baby Show, tractor pulls, horse pulling, animal costume contest, the kiddy tractor pull, lawn mower racing, the Woodsmen’s Contest, and the Demolition Derby.

There’s something for everyone! Come to the fair, and Enjoy!

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Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in August 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 August 13 and 27, 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, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322–6457 or 1-800-443-5772.

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Bazaar, Craft Fair At Thompson UMC

The Thompson United Methodist Church will be holding their annual bazaar and craft fair on Saturday, September 4 (Labor Day weekend).

As in previous years the day will feature numerous craft displays. Lunch at the "Sidewalk Café" and a slice of homemade pie will be hard to resist. A baked goods and special cookie sale will be available, while supplies last. And of course, everyone can find something they need at the "Attic Treasures."

Music and entertainment will be provided during the afternoon, and at 5:00 p.m. they will host their famous, all you can eat roast beef dinner, prepared and served by Church members.

For more information on the bazaar or if you would like to set up a table to sell your craft items, contact Delores Stone, at 727–2158 or Mary Gray, at 756–2652.

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Harford Fair Sets Opening Program

This year's opening program of the 2004 Harford Fair on Sunday, August 15 will be a music and drama presentation by area youth, ages 10 through 19. It will start off your week at the Fair with an inspirational and thought provoking experience. Youth are encouraged to come out to the kick-off practice on Thursday, June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kingsley Community Church. Practices will be held there each Thursday evening through June and July, with the last few practices in August being held at the Fair grounds.

There is no charge to be involved in the program. If you have any questions, please call the Fair office at (570) 289-4405.

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Muffin Contest At Blueberry Festival

One of the highlights of the annual Blueberry Festival for most people is delicious food, which will be available in abundance Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7, during the 25th annual Festival. The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fund-raiser for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Susquehanna), and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels.

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the Village Green during the Festival. For breakfast (8-10:30 a.m.) there will be pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fruit. At lunch time, the choices will include hamburgers, hot-dogs, Bronx heroes, pizza, and more.

Members of the community will provide a variety of food and snacks all day on Friday and Saturday, starting of course with fresh local-grown blueberries. Blueberry muffins, ice cream, pie and other baked goods will be for sale, as well as lemonade and iced tea. Jams, jellies, and produce of all sorts are donated by local people to benefit the Association. You can even keep the Festival flavor going all year by purchasing one of the popular cookbooks featuring local recipes.

Once again there will be a Blueberry Muffin Contest. "Many wonderful cooks volunteer to bake muffins for the Festival," says Administrator/Librarian Susan Stone, "and this is a great way to honor the best home-made muffins." The muffins will be judged at 10 a.m. Friday by a panel of local celebrities. Afterwards, winning muffins will be available to buy! To enter, please submit two dozen home-made (no mixes) blueberry muffins by 9:30 a.m. Friday, accompanied by a form available at the Montrose Library ahead of time, on the library's website (www.susqcolibrary.org/bf.htm) or at the Muffin Table Friday morning. Donations of baked goods are needed (please bring to the Library starting Thursday evening), and volunteer workers are still needed. If you can spare an hour or two either day, please call 278-1881 or stop by the library.

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Artists to Demonstrate At Harford Fair

Tuesday, August 17, promises to be a big day at the Harford Fair. In addition to 4-H project judging and all the open class exhibits, the Hill Country Artists will be demonstrating throughout the day in the Log Cabin. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Rita Eddy and Chris Lathrop will be working on watercolor paintings. They will have examples of other work and note cards featuring their paintings.

Other members of the club will take over at noon and be demonstrating until 10:00 p.m. In addition to watercolors, some of the artists work in pastels, acrylics, oils, and even whimsical papier-mâché figures.

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Humane Society Needs Attic Treasures

The Susquehanna County Humane Society will host a fundraising yard sale on September 11. Anyone who has items they would like to donate may drop them off at the Susquehanna County Humane Society, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed Wednesday and Sunday), or you can call 278–1228. Items will be accepted until September 4.

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Hooke Rugs In Society Display

The Susquehanna County Historical Society is currently displaying hooked rugs made by Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, PA. Evelyn developed patterns of rug designs by Magdalena Briner, a 19th century rug maker from Perry County, PA.

The exhibit will be on display until August 7. Be sure to visit the museum during the Blueberry Festival, August 6 and 7.

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Positive Thinking At Area Senior Centers

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 is sponsoring a series of programs to be presented by staff of Tri-County Human Services.

The second program in the series will be Positive Thinking.

This free, 45-minute program will be held in the following Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers: Lawton – August 2, 11:00 a.m.; Montrose – August 2, 12:15 p.m.; Susquehanna – August 4, 12:30 p.m.; Forest City – August 18, 2:00 p.m.; Great Bend – August 23, 12:15 p.m.

For further information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

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See You At The Cinderella Ball!

It's probably safe to assume that all of you know the Cinderella story. You probably know the Endless Mountains Theatre Company story, too – a handful of enterprising theater-lovers in rural Pennsylvania start a community theater group, and, within just a few years, it's grown into a legendary, award-winning mainstay of the region's cultural life. Now, Cinderella and EMTC meet!

The Cinderella story may be centuries old, but the version that will soon delight local audiences of all ages dates to the 1950's, when this musical was created (originally for television). Like Cinderella herself, the names Rodgers and Hammerstein need no introduction to playgoers. Suffice it to say that these names represent the most popular shows from the golden age of musicals. When you hear songs like "In My Own Little Corner", "A Lovely Night", "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" and "Impossible", you'll be reminded of why Richard Rodgers is considered to be one of the greatest American composers of the twentieth century.

For local theater buffs, the name of director Tim Hutchins is also becoming a household word. Though Hutchins began directing for EMTC only a year ago, he has become the troupe's busiest director. His inaugural production (last summer's crowd-pleasing Figments) earned him a NEPTA award, and his successful revival of Steel Magnolias early this year marked the growing company's first full-scale winter show. Providing invaluable assistance to Tim this time around are musical director Karen Kalinowski, choreographer Jessica Williams, and accompanist Laurie Rood.

Cinderella will take the stage August 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., and August 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford, PA. Advance tickets are available at Sensational Styles (Mountainview Plaza, Hallstead) and Lenox Pharmacy (Lenox Plaza, Lenox Corners) – or get your tickets at the door. More information is available at (570) 434-2422. And look for a "personal appearance" by Cinderella herself at the Blueberry Festival in Montrose (Saturday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m.)!

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Tracking The Deer: A Nature Walk

The complex, fascinating habits, life cycles, and behavior of the white-tail deer will be the subject of a nature walk in Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA, on August 8, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., led by wilderness guide and author Trebbe Johnson.

Making their way among the meadows, woodlands, and pine plantations of the diverse 400-acre preserve, walk participants will discover the white-tail deer through the subtle tracks, hollows in grasses, nibbled plants, antler-rubbed tree bark, and other evidence it leaves behind. They will learn, for example, that newborn fawns have no scent and hence are protected from predators as they sleep, camouflaged in deep shade; that when a buck injures its antler, that antler will grow back in a cockeyed way each year for the rest of the animal’s life; that in the fall deer grow a special coat with hollow grayish-tan hairs, which provides such superior insulation that the animals can bed down in the snow without completely thawing it. Participants will complete the walk with a greater understanding–and maybe even respect–for the animal that makes such an impact on their lives.

For further information, contact Andy Gardner (570-727-3362).

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PNB Hosts Roundup

In keeping with the tradition of the Harford Fair and its many fun-filled activities Peoples National Bank is again hosting the Harford Fair Roundup this 147th year of the fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m.

To qualify for the roundup you merely need to be sixteen years of age or older and in the cattle barn in the arena area on Saturday, the 21st of August at 6:30 p.m. The routine will be the same as last year. PNB will pick a month of the year. If your birthday is in that month, you will stand in your place. Peoples will then pick a date of the month. If that date is your birthday you will remain standing. If too many in the crowd remain standing, a year will be chosen in an effort to narrow down the players to two. Once two people are chosen the fun begins. There will be $1,000 in various denominations spread on the floor of the cattle barn. The lucky participants will then be given sixty seconds to gather as much cash, filling their "bib" as possible. This has always proven to be a great time for all who attend.

Peoples National Bank also funds the "Baby Contest," which will be held on Wednesday, August 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. Participants are asked to call the Harford Fairgrounds for details on the contest. New and updated pictures will be taken by PNB in a "Kid Care Kit" format. This will identify your child in case of an emergency.

The theme of the fair this year is "Be A Kid Again" and the PNB booth will reflect that sentiment. Peoples National Bank welcomes all in the community to come and visit their booth.

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