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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, February 23, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SEEDLING SALE. Orders taken from February 23 until April 4. Proceeds fund environmental education materials and a scholarship. For order form, call the Conservation District, 278–4600, ext. 280.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL monthly meeting, Thursday, February 24 at the Ben Mar Restaurant, Carbondale. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For info, call 785–7245. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, February 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange on Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, February 25, 6 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, February 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY of NE PA auction, Sunday, February 27, 1:00 p.m. at the Moosic Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING class registration deadline is February 28. Class will be held March 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Call Kim, 967–2807.
LANDSCAPE & TURF Professionals seminar, Wednesday, March 2 at the Clarion Hotel, Stroudsburg. For info call the Monroe County Cooperative Extension, 421–6430.
LIGHTHOUSE OUTREACH meal, Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. All are welcome.
KID SAFE NIGHT, Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. Free refreshments. Baby-sitting available. For info call 465–3144, ext. 626. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, March 5, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET, Saturday, March 5, 6 p.m. at the Owego Treadway Inn. For info call the NYS Southern Tier Chapter, National Wild Turkey Federation, (607) 775–2146.
CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS meeting, Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Genetti Lodge and Conference Center, Hazleton. For info call the Carbon County Extension Office, 325–2788.
PENNY MIDWINTER Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 89, Vestal, Y. For info call (607) 748–6671. Admission. All are welcome.
HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Sunday, March 6, noon to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. Children under 5 free (with adult). Sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 6, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
Monday, February 21: Centers closed for Presidents’ Day.
Tuesday, February 22: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, cooked peas, orange juice, rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, February 23: Italian marinated chicken, long grain brown rice, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, peaches.
Thursday, February 24; spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding.
Friday, February 25: brown bag day; stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker with peanut butter, medium fresh orange.
February 28 - March 4
Monday, February 28: pork chop, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, ten grain bread, graham cracker with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, March 1: barbecue chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple, granola bar.
Wednesday, March 2: Salisbury steak with gravy and noodles, tossed salad, spinach, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Thursday, March 3: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, ten grain bread, graham crackers, apricots.
Friday, March 4: macaroni and cheese, cut green beans, grape juice, honey wheat bread, applesauce.
AARP’s Tax-Aide Program will be providing free tax assistance to low- or moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older in the Susquehanna County area. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the following locations on the days indicated from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Appointments may be made at the sites, or by calling the number listed.
Monday - Wednesday, February 7 - 9: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
Monday, February 28: Lawton Senior Center, Lawton, 1-800-763-8925.
Monday - Wednesday, March 7 - 9: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
Every Friday in March: Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend, 1-800-763-8925.
Monday - Wednesday, April 4 - 6: Susquehanna County Office building, Montrose, 1-800-634-3746.
All entries in the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's Eleventh "Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest" must be turned in at the Main Library in Montrose by Saturday, February 26. An entry form must be submitted with each manuscript. Rules and forms are available at the libraries, or on-line at www.susqcolibrary.org/wiobc.htm.
All Susquehanna County students in grades K-12 are invited to enter the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's Eleventh "Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest." The final deadline is Saturday, February 26, so now is the time to get started if you haven't already! An entry form must be submitted with each manuscript. Rules and forms are available at the libraries, or on-line at www.susqcolibrary.org/wiobc.htm.
The contest is one of the most popular library programs. First place entries from previous years can be checked out at the county libraries, and are a wonderful addition to the libraries' collections.
The winners of this year's contest will be announced on March 23. All contestants will receive a Certificate of Recognition and personal comments on their books.
On the second Thursday of every month, at 9:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents are invited to the Children's Room of the Main Library in Montrose for songs, stories, and rhymes. No registration is required and there's no fee – just come and enjoy some time with your little one! The next sessions of Toddler Time will be February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9.
Exposing your child to the joys of words and stories as early as possible is one of the best things you can do for him or her, and the library is the ideal place to do it. The Susquehanna County Libraries (Montrose, Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna) are open evenings and Saturdays, and library cards are free. From Babies and Books for infants, to Teen Summer Reading, there's something for your children at the library.
All entries in the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's eleventh "Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest" must be turned in at the Main Library in Montrose by Saturday, February 26. Entries will not be accepted at the branch libraries or schools after Wednesday, February 23. An entry form must be submitted with each manuscript. Rules and forms are available at the libraries.
The contest, for Susquehanna County students in grades K-12, is one of the most popular library programs. First place entries from previous years can be checked out at the county libraries, and are a wonderful addition to the library collections.
The winners of this year's contest will be announced on March 23. All contestants will receive a Certificate of Recognition and personal comments on their books.
Nominations for the "2004 Business of the Year Award" are now being accepted until March 18, 2005.
Sponsored by the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, $2,500 will be awarded to the business that exemplifies growth, leadership and community involvement. The business will also receive a plaque and will be recognized at NTRPDC's annual meeting on April 21. Recent winners include Metadyne, Inc. from Towanda (2001), Intelligent Direct (2002) located in Wellsboro, and Lübbering, Inc. (2003) from Troy.
Nominated businesses must be located in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, or Wyoming counties. A business may nominate itself or be nominated by another individual or organization.
"Each year we receive a lot of outstanding nominations, and while it's difficult for our committee to select a winner, the process allows us to learn so much about the businesses in our region," Jill Koski, Economic Development Program Manager, said.
NTRPDC provides economic, community, and workforce development assistance to Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Wyoming Counties. To receive an information packet and nomination form, call NTRPDC toll free at 888-868-8800.
March is Women’s History Month, and traditionally the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County celebrates the occasion with a special meeting that, like all League meetings, is open to the public. This year’s special event will be the premier showing in this county of the Golden-Globe Award-winning HBO film, “Iron-Jawed Angels”, starring Hilary Swank and Frances O’Connor. The League invites all to join them to view this outstanding film at the historic Rosemont Inn in Montrose beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 (rain date, Sunday, March 6).
“Angels” is the true-life story of suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns’ struggle for passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The film focuses on the activist nature of their National Women’s Party that often conflicted with the more conservative National American Women Suffrage Association. This is a movie with a very contemporary tone (and musical score) and none of the dry feel of distant history.
The showing of the film will be preceded by introductory remarks from Sarah Boyle concerning this tumultuous time in American history. Ms. Boyle, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in US history at Binghamton University, previously worked at the National Archives in Washington DC, helping to develop a traveling exhibit entitled “Our Mothers Before Us: Women and Democracy, 1776-1920.”
Before and during the showing of “Angels,” movie munchies will be served. The League invites all to join them for this special event.
Join for the 16th Annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day to be held on Friday, March 4 at the Elk Lake High School, sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:30 p.m. The day will be filled with educational presentations, free health screenings, commercial exhibitors, door prizes, free lunch, free dairy bar (milk, cheese and ice cream) and a pie baking contest and auction.
The Miner family, Connie, Amanda and Andy join current Dairy Princess Amanda Zembrzycki serving free ice cream at last year’s Dairy Day.
Let’s not forget the free roast beef, baked fish and macaroni and cheese dinner compliments of the Dairy Day exhibitors. Dinner reservations are required, call the Extension Office at 278-1158. Dinner reservation deadline is 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 3. Individuals making dinner reservations will pick up meal tickets at the registration table upon arrival at the school.
Secretary of Agriculture, Dennis Wolff will be on hand and will speak at the event at 2:00 in the gymnasium just before the pie auction.
Educational workshops will be held in classrooms. Those attending the workshops will have the opportunity to win door prizes. Workshop pre-registration not necessary.
Health education and free health screenings will be offered from 9:00 till 3:00.
Can you bake a pie? A pie baking contest and pie auction will once again be held at Susquehanna County Dairy Day. Folks are invited to exercise their pie baking skills by participating in this contest. All pies will be auctioned off at 2:00 p.m. in the gym with all proceeds benefiting the 4-H Dairy Program and the Dairy Princess/Promotion Program in Susquehanna County. Pre-registration is required, call the Extension Office (278-1158). Anyone is eligible to enter the contest.
Many door prizes will be offered to dairy farmers, dairy farmers wives and dairy farm employees 18 years and older attending Dairy Day. Enter the drawing at the registration table when you arrive at the school. There will also be a door prize given away at the end of the day for non-farm folks attending dairy day.
The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health Program strives to maintain health and wellness in the older adult (age 60+) population through various programs. The AAA PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring a series of Medication Management programs, in cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, in the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers.
Medication Management continues to be a priority topic to ensure that patients are getting the maximum benefits they need from their medications. The topic for the next series, presented by Jessica Dibble, Medical Care Coordinator, Endless Mountains Health Systems, will be generic vs. brand name prescriptions. The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is as follows: Lenoxville (222-9550), March 10, 11:00 a.m.; Forest City (785-3386), March 16, 12:30 p.m.; Susquehanna (853-3967), March 23, 12:30 p.m.; Great Bend (879-2896), March 30, 12:15 p.m.
Registration for this free program is not necessary. However, if you would also like to enjoy lunch at the Senior Community Center, call that location at least one day in advance to make a meal reservation.
Barnes-Kasson Senior Services operates Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
The Honorable Kenneth W. Seamans, Susquehanna County President Judge, the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office, Susquehanna County Juvenile Probation, and Blue Ridge School District will present “Kid Safe Night” on Thursday, March 3, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School.
County agencies, law enforcement, and other governing bodies will be on hand to present information on the following topics: Internet Safety, Drugs and Underage Drinking, Child Predator Information, Teen Driving Safety, Abduction Prevention and Child Identification, Tobacco Laws, Bullying, Piercing and Tattoo Laws, Child Abuse, Gun Safety and Weapons Laws, Conflict Resolution Strategies for Children and Teens, Child and Teen Sex Offenses, Talking to Your Child About Sex, Information on HIV/Aids and STDs, Fire and Emergency Information, Teen Gambling, and more.
Free refreshments for all and baby-sitting will be available for children ages 3 and up. This event is open to all county residents, especially parents! A special presentation will be given in the auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the current trends in drug use, distribution, and possession.
For more information, call 465-3144, ext. 626.
Preschool story hour sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the Susquehanna Branch Library, beginning March 1 through April 5, at 2 p.m. Children, ages 3 1/2 to 5 will share stories, crafts and special visits. Registration deadline is February 25.
On Saturday, March 5, from 10 am to 4 p.m., Kim Gazzillo, of Springville, will conduct a hands-on open-hearth cooking class in the Wheaton House at Salt Springs State Park. The public is invited to help prepare an authentic 19th century meal over an open hearth and then enjoy the taste of their own creation. The class is limited to 12 people, and registration is required. The registration deadline is February 28. Call Kim at 967-2807 to sign up. There is a program fee.
Several years ago, Kim decided to combine her love of history and her love of food and took classes in open-hearth cooking. Now, she prepares meals over an open hearth at home for personal pleasure and at several historic sites in Pennsylvania for the benefit of others.
The fireplace in the Wheaton House, an 1840s farmhouse at Salt Springs, was completely restored in the summer of 2005. This project was supported by a grant from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region to the Friends of Salt Springs, the nonprofit organization that manages Susquehanna County’s state park. Local mason Wayne Rounds performed the work.
After learning about the restoration, Kim said, “I am so pleased there is an outlet for open-hearth cooking in this area. This was my fear when I began taking classes myself, that I would not have the hearth to cook on!”
Kim has held classes and demonstrations at Salt Springs State Park, The Roth Living Farm Museum in Bucks County, and The Oldest House in Laceyville. She is also a member of the Historic Foodways Program of Lower Pennsylvania and a student of Native American cooking. Cooking is not her only love, however. She and her husband, John are members of the 24th Connecticut Regiment out of Wilkes-Barre, a Revolutionary War re-enactment group. In this capacity, they have participated in programs at Old Mill Village.
Call Kim today to reserve your place.
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