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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
BUS TRIP to Sight and Sound (“Ruth”), Tuesday, June 7. Departure from Dreyer Lodge at 7:00 a.m. For reservations or info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001. All are welcome.
RESERVATION DEADLINE is June 8 for the annual Senior Citizens Picnic, to be held June 16 at Alparon Park, Troy, PA. call 1-800-323-2051.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, June 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
AFTERNOON TEA, Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. For reservations or info call 756–2091.
DEALING WITH Competing Plants in the Woods workshop, Saturday, June 11, 9:00 a.m. at the Quaker Lake Cottagers Association Lodge. For info or to register, call the Bradford County Cooperative Extension, 265–2896.
WHAT’S GROWING OUT THERE program with Bill Olson, Saturday, June 11, noon at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, June 11, beginning at noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PET HIKE, Sunday, June 12 at Prompton Dam, Rte. 170, Prompton. For info call the Dessin Animal Shelter, 253-4037. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
OPEN CLUB MEETING, Monday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
NORTHERN TIER Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Borough building. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
FLAG DAY Ceremony, Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
June 14 – 30
WEAVING COURSE on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14 through 30, 10:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park, conducted by Libby Anderson. To register or for info call 967–2437.
CRIMEWATCH meeting, Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough Building. All are welcome.
GARY MARINO and Dr. Carmella Sebastian (the “Million Pound Meltdown”) will Walk with the Doc on Wednesday, June 15 at noon at the Montrose High School track (in the gym in case of rain). All are welcome.
OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, June 15 at The Oldest House, Laceyville. Regular hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until September 15. For info call 869–2706. All are welcome.
UNICO SOCCER CUP Match, Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro Building. Carl Tanner will give a presentation on the D L & W Railroad yards at Hallstead, circa 1890. All are welcome.
LAYETTE KIT OUTREACH quarterly meeting, Thursday, June 16, 2 p.m. at the TREHAB Center Conference Room, Plaza II, Montrose. All are welcome.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, June 16, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
June 16 – 19
STOCK DOG TRIALS, June 16 through June 19, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom. Refreshments available. Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday. All are welcome.
DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, June 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY BAND Concert, Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments will follow. Call 879–4506 for info. All are welcome.
BIRDWATCHER’S DELIGHT program, Saturday, June 18, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Help collect data for the PA Breeding Bird Atlas. Bring binoculars and field guides. All are welcome.
NATURE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop with George Schreck, Saturday, June 18 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Call 967-7275 for reservations and list of supplies to bring. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, June 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, June 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
MATCH THE HATCH program with entomologist Steve Barondeau, Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Valid PA fishing license required for adults. All are welcome.
FATHER’S BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 19, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
SUMMER SOLSTICE and Full Moon Hike, Tuesday, June 21, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
LABYRINTH WALK, Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation requested. Call 278–9256 for info. All are welcome.
Tuesday, June 7: breaded cod filet, cabbage salad, baked beans, hamburg bun, peaches, graham crackers.
Wednesday, June 8: Swedish meatball with noodles, French style string beans, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, June 9: meat lasagna, grape juice, tossed salad, Italian bread, cherry pie/cherries.
Friday, June 10: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
NY Giants offensive lineman, 23 year old Chris Snee will be home to ride in the Montrose Fourth of July parade. He’s been selected as Honorary Chairman of the 2005 United Way campaign, adding celebrity muscle to his hometown charity’s 2005 Kickoff. In his honor, a Punt, Pass and Kick competition open to all boys and girls age 7-14, from Susquehanna County and beyond, will be held Sunday, July 3 starting at noon at Snee’s alma mater, Montrose High.
Hometown hero NY Giants star guard, Chris Snee.
Registration packets for the event can be picked up at all Pennstar Bank or Peoples National Bank branches. Special prizes will be awarded for gathering United Way sponsorship pledges before the event. For more information call 570-278-3868.
Snee is a soft-spoken drive blocker 6-2, 314 pounds who can bench press 225 pounds 29 times. But in school he showed he had scholastic strength as well and was a member of both the French Honor Society and the National Honor Society. This standout defensive lineman also excelled on his basketball squad and was a team captain for both sports.
That talent led to a three-year starter position at Boston College where he was an All-Big East first-team selection as right guard. In April, 2004 the NFL came knocking when the Giants needed to protect their young quarterback Eli Manning. At the time, Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi said, “Chris Snee is by far the highest-rated player at a need position, a critical position.” Head coach Tom Coughlin describes Snee as able to play center in a pinch and “an outstanding football player, a physical football player, athletic and able to pull.”
Chris’ decision to go with the Giants was made easier by the team’s location. “I did a couple of interviews and they asked me where I would like to go and I told them I would like to stay on the East Coast since I’m from Pennsylvania. The Giants are 2 ½ hours from my house, so it’s a great spot.”
Chris’ parents, Diane and Ed Snee live in Montrose.
Endless Mountains Theatre Company is once again inviting kids and teens to have an unforgettable summer experience – the Ed Lonzinski Middle/High School Theatre Camp!
Theatre Camp is an opportunity for middle and high school students in 5th thru 12th grade (as of end of the 2004-5 school year) to attend a week-long camp full of workshops and clinics led by professional performers and teachers in the art of theatre and musical theatre. According to EMTC Chair Dianna Wayman, this year is special because EMTC is proudly introducing a new group of instructors with a new set of ideas. "Ed Camp has proved itself a very successful program, and now we're taking it to the next level," says Wayman.
Last year's Ed Campers kicking up some theatrical fun. Photo by Joe Facinelli.
Ed Camp runs July 18-22 at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford PA, with a Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on July 22 (free to family and friends). Thanks to a generous grant from Blue Ridge, campers will receive free lunch and snacks. Limited scholarship money is also available. For complete registration details and requirements, call (570) 465-9518.
Ed Camp is named after Ed Lonzinski, who was a devoted director and theatre coach at Greene (N.Y.) High School. Through the generosity of Ed's parents, Dolly and Mike, a fund was established to create a living memorial to this extremely committed and talented young man. EMTC has now been honoring Ed – and enriching the educational and artistic life of local young people – for five summers running.
The family of Bob and Shelby Colwell (pictured) will host an open house to celebrate fifty years of marriage on Saturday, June 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend American Legion Post 357, Hallstead, PA. Please join in wishing them a happy fiftieth anniversary.
Forest City Regional High School Principal Anthony Rusnak is pleased to announce Dr. John Edward Bodnar as the Commencement Speaker for its 2005 Graduation ceremonies. Dr. Bodnar is currently the Chancellor’s Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Dr. Bodnar received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from John Carroll University. He is a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for Humanities as well as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford University.
Dr. Bodnar was awarded the Florence Chair in American History from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, as well as a Visiting Lectureship at the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Free University of Berlin.
He is the author of eight books and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for “Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century.”
Dr. Bodnar is a specialist in the history of immigration and the working class and was awarded Indiana University’s 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award.
2005 marks the 107th graduation in the history of Forest City Regional. Commencement exercises are scheduled for Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. at the Forest City Regional High School. Class Night is slated for Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Attention motorcycle fans! Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 24 and 25 when the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) rolls into Harpursville, NY for rounds seven and eight of the National Vintage Dirt Track Series.
Among the weekend’s highlights will be former ‘70s Yamaha and Triumph factory rider, Don Castro, who will be competing and signing autographs over the two days of racing at the Square Deal Raceway in Harpursville, NY.
For more info, contact the series sponsor, Metro Racing, toll free @ 1-877-746-3876.
In observance of Flag Day the Binghamton Elks Lodge No. 70 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will hold its annual public ceremony on Tuesday, June 14. The ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m . Elks Lodge 70 is located at the corner of Rt. 11 and Trim St. In the Town of Kirkwood. Weather permitting, this event will take place outdoors. Following the formal ceremony, a light meal will be served in the lodge hall.
The public, as well as members and guest are invited to attend. Admission is free.
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When you shop, are you aware of shrinking grocery products, scanner overcharges, confusing sales tax applications and code dating nightmares? Could you be a target? Come to the Northern Wayne Community Library to learn how to become a savvy consumer.
The Northern Wayne Community Library will host a presentation by Mary Bach, Pennsylvania's Consumer Advocate, on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at the library, located on Route 370 in Lakewood, next to the Preston School. Call (570) 798–2444 to register for the program. Registration is necessary, as Mrs. Bach will only travel if she is assured of an adequate audience, so help spread the word to friends and neighbors about this exciting, educational and entertaining opportunity. The program promises to be fun as well as enlightening and is free of charge and open to the public.
Mrs. Bach has quite an impressive résumé, with many television and radio appearances including spots on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Dateline.” In 2004, she received both the Governor’s Citizen Crime Prevention Volunteer Recognition Award and the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious honor.
The Clothes Closet is heading into its second year of service to the community at the Thompson United Methodist Church. There is a large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to choose from, which are made possible by donation. The clothes are free of charge to anyone wishing them.
Each Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. patrons are greeted by a church member to assist in clothing selections, but in order to make it more convenient for patrons who do not have the opportunity to come in during the week, they will be opening the doors on the first Saturday of each month beginning June 4, in addition to the regular Friday mornings. The hours will remain the same, 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Many thanks are extended to everyone who has donated clothing and to those who have worked to make this service possible. If more information is needed contact Pastor Brian Lucas at 727–2341, Joy Mead at 727–2518 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.
At Christmas, 2002, Alicia (Carroll) Norris wasn’t feeling particularly festive and she knew something wasn’t quite right. She ended up in the hospital in January with her calcium level dangerously high. The doctors at Sayre Hospital removed a mass but discovered that Alicia had the early stages of ovarian cancer. It has been 22 years prior to this that her mother, Louise Carroll, had passed away from this very same disease.
The fact that Alicia had been diagnosed in the early stage of cancer gave a good prognosis. She made it through six chemotherapy treatments, but in October, 2004, follow-up exams showed her calcium level was elevated. Alicia underwent surgery in Syracuse and six more sessions of chemotherapy at Lourdes Hospital, in Binghamton.
The doctors recommended Alicia apply to be part of a clinical study. There seems to be a genetic connection with ovarian cancer. By going through a clinical study, she hoped to find a cure for herself as well as other women who suffer the same dreaded disease. But after a visit to Sloan Kettering in New York City, she was told that the doctors couldn’t help her. So this month, Alicia discontinued working and began her third series of chemotherapy treatments. She is in the fight for her life!
The family’s insurance will pay part of the medical cost, but the loss of income will put a financial burden upon the Norris family. There is a chance the that treatments she is undergoing may not even be a viable answer and other options may be necessary. No matter what the decision, medically or those that the family needs to make, there will still be a monetary need.
Alicia (Carroll) Norris is a 1977 graduate of Windsor Central High School and longtime resident of Susquehanna, PA. Alicia, her husband Chris, son Cody and daughter, Kacey are a vital part of the Susquehanna community. Many of you may know Chris from BK Norris Distributors. Their children attend Susquehanna Community School and Alicia was employed at Gery’s Hair Designs, Binghamton, NY. They re very proud people, always willing to help others in need. Now it is their turn to receive support.
Family and friends of Alicia and Chris Norris gathered together to plan several benefits to help cover the Norris family’s expenses. According to Chris Davis, friend and owner of Lakey’s and Debbie Norris, sister-in-law, the following events are being planned.
A Golf Tournament Benefit, sponsored by Moose Club 797 of Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, June 18, morning and afternoon tee times at Golden Oak Golf Course, Rte. 79, Windsor, NY. $50 per person, Captain and Crew, four-person teams. Includes cart and chicken barbecue to be held at the Moose Club 797 following the tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the Norris family. Contact Dick Bagnall at (570) 853–3005.
A Benefit Ride, sponsored by the SAL (American Legion Post 86) of Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. registration. $10.00 per person. Ride ends at 5:00 p.m. at American Legion. Refreshments and entertainment. Contact Kevin McKee, (570) 853–3542.
A Community Benefit for Alicia Norris on Saturday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna, PA. $10 per person, must be 21 or older. Includes food, beverage and bands. Raffles and Chinese Auction will be held. Contact Debbie Norris, (570) 853–4869 or Chris Davis, (570) 853–4142.
Your generous support is needed to help this family in need and all are hoping that the businesses and the community will contribute their time and efforts to make these events a success. Please mark your calendars and join to support Alicia, Chris and their children. The money will be used to help defray medical expenses and other costs that the family has and will incur. Donations may be made out to Alicia or Chris Norris and sent to: Peoples National Bank, 222 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, PA 18847. If you are unable to contribute or attend a benefit, offer your prayers for Alicia and her family.
Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council and its partners are once again holding the Woodland Resource Adventure Camp. This eighteen-year old program is held on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume, PA. Woodland Resources Adventure begins on Sunday, July 17 at noon and runs through Thursday, July 21 at noon and is open for students ages 12-15. The camp is a great summer environmental education experience where students learn about trees, wildlife, aquatic life, streams, soils and how they are all connected.
For more information on the Woodland Resources Adventure, contact the county Conservation District or the Endless Mountains RC&D office at (570) 265–3409, ext. 5.
An AARP Safe Driver Course will be held June 8 and 9, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend, PA.
Contact Bill and Helen Wagner at (570) 465–7375 for more info.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in June 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 stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on June 10, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. and June 24, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on June 10 and 24 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 Street, Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.
The 30th 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 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Troy Fairgrounds in Troy, PA.
The Country and Western theme will feature live entertainment by Andy Boardman and Sara Romanik and the Old Time Square Dancers. Senior Citizens residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties are invited to attend. Picnic goers are encouraged to dress with the Country and Western Theme.
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 barbeque, 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 8th.
Those Seniors in Bradford, Sullivan, or Tioga Counties needing a ride to the picnic must convene in groups of a minimum of 6-8 persons at a location like a Senior Center, church or grocery store and must reserve their ride by calling EMTA at 1-800-242-3484 by June 8.
Seniors in Susquehanna County may reserve a ride to the picnic by calling SCTS at 1-800-323-2051 by June 8th.
For more information about the picnic, contact Marlea Hoyt at the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.
The fifteenth annual Sampson/Whitaker Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the Baptist Church in Starrucca, PA.
All descendents of Lt. Ezekiel and Luranna Sampson and Squire and Elizabeth Whitaker are most welcome.
For more information, contact Alice Sampson, Sec. at (570) 448–2434.
Northeast Pennsylvania… Why will hundreds of people stay up all night, walk in circles around a track, laugh, cry and have a great time? For the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service programs. Relay events will take place at various locations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.
2005 marks the 20th Anniversary of Relay For Life. In Pennsylvania, Relay For Life events will take place in 188 communities statewide.
Locally, a Relay For Life will take place July 22 and 23, 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School.
Relay For Life brings together teams of 8 to 15 people from local businesses, schools, churches, and families for camaraderie, food, fun, music, entertainment, and a night under the stars – all while team members take turns walking or running on a track for 24 hours. Relay For Life features a Survivors Victory Lap and reception to celebrate life, and the evening’s moving Luminaria Ceremony memorializes those we have lost to cancer and honors those who are fighting or have conquered the disease.
For more information about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life or to register a team, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.
The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania State Championship Stock Dog Trials will be held from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19, starting at 8:00 a.m. each day. Trials are held at the Sheepy Hollow Farm, in Hop Bottom, PA sponsored by the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn, PA.
Assorted foods, snacks and refreshments will be served daily. Breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday.
Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council and its partners are once again holding the Woodland Resource Adventure Camp. This eighteen-year old program is held on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume, Wyoming County, PA. Woodland Resources Adventure begins on Sunday, July 17 and runs through Thursday, July 21 and is open for students ages 12-15. The camp is a great summer environmental education experience where students learn about trees, wildlife, aquatic life, streams, soils, and how they are all connected.
For more information on the Woodland Resources Adventure, contact your local Conservation District or the Endless Mountains RC&D office at (570) 265–3409, ext. 5. Your local Conservation District can be reached, in most cases, by calling the County Courthouse.
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