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DAVID GLOVER will speak about his recent trip to Ecuador with Men for Mission, Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SUS. CO. HERITAGE PRESERVATION annual meeting, Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montrose. Speakers Debra Adelman and Barbara Klin will present a program on Emily Blackman. All are welcome.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, August 26, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.
ELK LAKE JUNIOR High School seventh grade orientation, Thursday, August 26, 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 26, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.
GOSPEL HYMN-SING, Sunday, August 29, 3 p.m. at the Community Bible Church Ministry Center, Jermyn. For info visit www.community-bible-church.org. All are welcome.
WELLNESS CELEBRATION, Sunday, August 29, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Free. Full moon labyrinth walk at 7:30; donation requested. All are welcome.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, Susquehanna County Chapter annual golf tournament, Sunday, August 29, at Tall Pines Players Club, Friendsville. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. For info call 2781427.
HYMN SING and potluck supper, Sunday, August 29 at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Potluck supper at 6 p.m., hymn sing at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
TURKEY BUFFET, Thursday, September 2, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30 p.m.. All are welcome.
BAKE SALE, Saturday, September 4, 9 a.m. to noon at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Hosted by the Susquehanna Branch Library Committee. All are welcome.
COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, September 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. Crafts, garage sale, entertainment, bake sale. Roast beef dinner at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, September 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. Trap shoot, noon to ?? all are welcome.
"HUMAN & NATURAL HISTORY Blend in Nature Walk," Sunday, September 5, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 7274272 or 8794244. All are welcome.
BULL ROAST, Monday, September 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church. Buffet or take out. Tickets available at the gate. All are welcome.
TWO ANTHRACITE exhibits will be presented Monday, September 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton. For info call 9634804. All are welcome.
Monday, August 30: chicken marsala, long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, honey bread, pears.
Tuesday, August 31: breaded cod filet, cabbage salad, baked beans, hamburg bun, peaches, graham crackers.
Wednesday, September 1: Swedish meatball with noodles, French style string bans, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, September 2: meat lasagna, grape juice, tossed salad, Italian bread, cherry pie/cherries.
Friday, September 3: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
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.
Twelve spans form the majestic structure of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct. The railroad and the bridge put Nicholson on the map, and every year this small town comes to life when it celebrates Bridge Day.
This year, Bridge Day is on September 12 and the events of the day include: live animals presented by the Ross Park Zoomobile from Binghamton (from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.); a one-mile run for all age groups at 11 a.m., registration at 10:45 a.m. (trophies and tee-shirts); chicken barbecue starting at 11 a.m.; Baby Contest (registration 11:15 a.m., judging at noon, ages 0-3); T-Town Twirlers from Tunkhannock at 1 p.m.; Pet show 3 p.m. (dogs, cats, and other small pets).
A very special event will be the dedication of markers honoring Congressman Jim Saxton, who has served on the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys Third Congressional District since 1984, and Congressman Don Sherwood who has served on the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's Tenth Congressional District since 1998. Both congressmen grew up together, in the town of Nicholson. The dedication will be at 1 p.m., on Route 11 at the Nicholson Welcome area.
During the whole day music and entertainment will be provided by John Ackley of Good Tunz DJ Production. The group Black Sage will play bluegrass, country, Celtic and gospel music.
There will be a variety of vendors, food and childrens games. For information call 9426364 or 9426747.
A Clothes Closet, located at the Thompson United Methodist Church, Route 171 in Thompson, PA is open every Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Clothing is free of charge. If there is an immediate need, please call Mary Gray 7562652, or Joy Mead 7272518.
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.
A concert is planned for Thursday, September 9, free to the public, to honor our local heroes; all fire, law enforcement and other emergency services personnel. There will also be a brief honoring of all military people, past and present. The concert will include patriotic, traditional, and pop selections performed by the Endless Mountains Neo-Phonic, a symphonic wind ensemble made up of musicians from all over Northeast PA and some areas along the NY/PA border.
All musicians are volunteering time, the Forest City Fire Dept. and Police Department are hosting this years concert at the Forest City High School auditorium. As hosts, they are primarily responsible for securing a location, contacting and inviting all EMS people in the Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Wayne County areas, publicity, and contacting the press. This year the Union Dale Masonic Lodge is helping to co-sponsor the event.
They ask that all law enforcement, fire company and EMS personnel come in uniform, bring their families and friends, and enjoy this concert given in their honor by the Endless Mountains Neo-Phonic. Following the concert they will be taking a picture of all the EMS personnel present, with elected officials.
Interested area musicians are invited to a rehearsal on Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Forest City High School auditorium.
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.
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 years 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 nights game and fans who wear any white Komen NEPA Race for the Cure T-shirt get half off their game ticket for that nights 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.
The Friends of Susquehanna County will be holding their seventh annual fund raising event on Saturday, September 25, at the Green Gables Pavilion in New Milford. The theme of this years event is County Western Hoe-down. Cocktails will be served from 5 6 P.M. followed by a delicious western style dinner. Music and dancing (square, round and line) will be the program. The proceeds will benefit the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. In years past, we have raised monies to purchase a dialysis chair, birthing and guest beds, a blood gas machine and secured monies for a chapel at Barnes Kasson Hospital. We have also donated monies to Habitat for Humanity, Womens Resource Center, and the Endless Mountain Theatre Group through the Community Foundation. Friends of Susquehanna County has also started an ongoing endowment fund to raise money yearly for charity.
This years event tickets may be purchased by calling Beverly Updyke at (570) 46563637. and may be purchased by calling Paulette Rafferty at (570) 8794181. Raffle tickets will also be available at aea businesses.
Come join for an evening of fun and entertainment and help raise money to benefit agencies and people of our own county.
The PA Endless Mountains Fiber Festival planning committee in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension is planning the First Annual Fiber Festival for the area on Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12 at The Harford Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The show will feature raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, spinning and weaving supplies, fiber arts and crafts, sheep skin products, and more. There will be vendors, exhibitors, animals, and workshops. Potential vendors from throughout the Northeastern United States have been contacted.
The goal of the show is to promote natural fibers, fiber arts and the animals and plants that produce them. The event will also showcase vendors who sell and promote these products. There is an admission fee for visitors twelve and over.
For more info contact Catherine Bente at (570) 465-3360. The group is also looking for volunteers to assist with the event.
What do apples and firemen have in common? Nothing, really unless youre talking about the 74th Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemens Federation Convention and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program Apple Festival. The convention/festival will be held Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 on the village green and United Fire Company grounds. Friday night, starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be games and raffles. The firemens museum will be open with guided tours. There will be a DJ for your entertainment and of course, food. You can find hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, roast beef sandwiches, salt potatoes, homemade apple crisp, pizza, and lots more.
On Saturday, the Literacy Program will be having their annual bike races around the green. Shadows of the Old West will be performing on the green as well as many craft vendors on hand selling their wares. The Montrose Garden Club will be on hand with stepping stones to decorate. There will be an Apple Pie Baking Contest, fire truck rides and once again lots of food to chose from. At 11:00 a.m. there will be a memorial service, held at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church to honor our fallen brothers and sisters in fire fighting. 2:30 p.m. will mark the start of the Giant Firemans Parade. Finally, what better way to memorialize the anniversary of 9/11 than to attend the special memorial service held at the Daniel Crisman Memorial Park, South Montrose at 6:30 p.m.
Mark you calendars and come out and show your support for the United Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program!
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) 2657448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 3226457 or 1-800-443-5772.
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 7272158 or Mary Gray, at 7562652.
All landscapes reveal clues about their past, if we only know whereand howto look. On Sunday, September 5, the human and natural history of diverse and beautiful Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA, will be unveiled during a walk led by local artist and member of the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee, Andy Gardner.
At first glance, the preserve, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed by the volunteer stewardship committee, looks like pure wilderness. A stream, certified to be of exceptional purity, flows through stands of hemlock. Black bears feast in thickets of wild blueberry. Beavers build dams in a pond scooped out by glaciers. But Gardner will show walk participants how to look through the landscape as it is now and detect its history over the past two hundred years.
Those who join the walk will enjoy seeking out obvious, but often-missed hints that offer a way of looking beyond the surface of a place and detecting its complex and fascinating past. As Gardner remarks, "When you look for the anomaly, for what doesnt seem to belong, you learn all kinds of interesting things."
The walk begins at 2:00 p.m. and will last about two hours. Meet at the preserve parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. For further information, contact Andy Gardner at (570) 7273362, Carol or Dave Clemens, (570) 8794244.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has announced the 2004-2005 open application period for funding from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
Whether its rehabilitating a community athletic field, building a safer playground, preparing a watershed or greenway plan, developing an abandoned trail corridor or protecting a critical natural and open space area, DCNR's Community Conservation Partnerships Program may be able to help meet your recreation and conservation needs.
DCNR has been holding pre-application workshops on different dates and at various locations throughout the state. DCNR's Northeast Regional Office will conduct a free workshop at Lackawanna College in Towanda on Wednesday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m., in partnership with the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission.
The workshop will focus on providing tips for completion of grant applications, plus provide insight into the program priorities and application requirements. The agenda will consist of a program overview and the application process. Anyone interested should plan to attend.
For more info contact Theresa Cora at (570) 2659103 or 8888688800 by September 6.
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 2781228. Items will be accepted until September 4.
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