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Senior Menu

Snee Adds Power To United Way
Register For Ed Camp
Senior Expo Set
Dr. Bodnar To Speak At FCR Ceremony
Classic Motorcycles To Be In Harpursville
Pajama Party At Blue Ridge High!
Know The Hitch In The Pitch!
Million Pound Meltdown Event

Alicia Norris Benefit
Summer Adventure Offered To Youth

It’s A Town Fair!
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Senior Citizens’ Picnic Scheduled
Annual Sampson/ Whitaker Reunion
ACS Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom
Apply Now For A Summer AdventureAAA To Conduct Public Hearing


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.

June 15

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.

June 16

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.

June 17

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.

WINDWOOD HILL Dance Academy recital, Friday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. For info or tickets (also available at the door), call 853–4882. All are welcome.

June 18

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.

WINDWOOD HILL Dance Academy recital, Saturday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. For info or tickets (also available at the door) call 853–4882. All are welcome.

CAR WASH, Saturday, June 18 in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Hosted by the Susquehanna Community High School Spanish Club. All are welcome.

TOWN FAIR, Saturday, June 18 in Thompson Boro. Parade at 11 a.m. Entertainment, vendors, food, yard sales all day. All are welcome.

June 19

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.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. at the New Milford Rifle and Pistol Club, Steam Hollow Rd. Open trap shooting. All are welcome.

June 20

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

June 21

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.

CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT Group meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging office, 35 Spruce St., Montrose. For info call 1-800-982-4346. All are welcome.

June 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, June 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

June 23

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 23, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

June 24

DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, June 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

June 24 & 25

THE PAJAMA GAME, presented by the Endless Mountains Theatre Company, Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School. For info call 465–9518. All are welcome.

June 25

COMMUNITY YARD SALE and chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 25 in Oakland, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. For info call 853–3275. Proceeds benefit Oakland Park. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, June 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

YARD SALE, Saturday, June 25 in the Shops Plaza. Hosted by the Susquehanna Community High School Spanish Club. All are welcome.

June 26

CAR SHOW, Sunday, June 26 at the Clifford Twp. Firemen’s Picnic Grounds. Gates open at 8 a.m. Food, flea market, entertainment. Admission. All are welcome.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park, Towanda. All are welcome.

June 27

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

June 28

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu June 20 - 24

Monday, June 20: pork chop, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, ten grain bread, graham cracker with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, June 21: BBQ chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple, granola bar.

Wednesday, June 22: Salisbury steak with gravy and noodles, tossed salad, spinach, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.

Thursday, June 23: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, ten grain bread, graham crackers, apricots.

Friday, June 24: macaroni and cheese, cut green beans, grape juice, honey wheat bread, applesauce.

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Snee Adds Power To United Way

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.

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Register For Ed Camp

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.

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Senior Expo Set

SAYRE - Over 1,000 constituents are expected to attend State Rep. Tina Pickett's (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) fifth annual Senior Expo for residents age 55 and older and their families on Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Athens-Lynch/Bustin Elementary School.

"Now that my annual Senior Expo is almost here, I know the summer season is officially upon us," Pickett said. "What better time of year for our older residents to plan an outing to an event where they can gather together for information, refreshments, prizes, and a chance to meet people or reconnect with friends?

Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) gets acquainted with constituents at last year's annual Senior Expo; meeting the people she represents is one of Pickett's favorite job duties.

"An impressive lineup of more than 75 exhibitors will be available to serve attending seniors, including businesses, agencies and organizations. Residents 55 and older and their family members can pick up a variety of information on topics including health care, recreation activities, community programs and state assistance programs," she said.

Pickett will also host town hall meetings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to answer seniors' state-related questions and to learn more about the legislation lawmakers are creating to benefit them.

Light refreshments and a wide variety of door prizes from vendors will also be provided.

For information on transportation, contact the Endless Mountain Transportation Authority (EMTA), 1-800-242-3494, or the Susquehanna County Transportation System at 1-800-323-2051.

For more information, please call one of Pickett's district offices in Sayre (570) 888-9011, Towanda (570) 265-3124, Sullivan (570) 946-7673 or Lawton (570) 934-2557.

"I am so looking forward to meeting the seniors of the 110th Legislative District and learning more about their issues and concerns. This event is a real opportunity for us to get to know one another better," she added.

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Dr. Bodnar To Speak At FCR Ceremony

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.

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Classic Motorcycles To Be In Harpursville

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.

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Pajama Party At Blue Ridge High!

As usual, Endless Mountains Theatre Co. is burning the midnight oil to bring the people of Susquehanna County some top-notch summer entertainment. No need to lose any sleep over it – EMTC is ready to fill you in on the details, so that you won't miss a thing.

As the sun comes up on the Summer 2005 Season, you'll find EMTC's performers in pajamas... in The Pajama Game, that is. This musical comedy pits a pajama-makers' union against management. Labor meets love, thanks to the music and lyrics of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and the dialogue by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. You won't want to sleep through a minute of this Broadway treat!

Pajama Management (Colin Dixon) is falling in love with Pajama Labor (Eleanor Gwyn-Jones). Photo by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

Endless Mountains Theatre Company has been entertaining the people of Susquehanna County and beyond since 1999. In 2005 as before, the Company brings together a mixture of adults and teens, new faces and returning performers, novices and experienced troupers, to make your summer unforgettably entertaining. Pajama Game may be the first show in the county to feature talent originating as close by as Blue Ridge High School (where the show will be performed) and as far away as England.

The directing team of Dianna Wayman (director), Tim Hutchins (choreographer), and Colin Aherne (music director) are making sure that the fabric of this play fits just right in every direction. "We've got a dedicated – in some cases even professional-level – group working on this play, and I can't wait to see it hit the stage!", enthuses Wayman.

So wake up to a fun-filled musical, and come see The Pajama Game – June 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford, PA. For more information on this show, future shows, and the Ed Lonzinski Middle/High School Theatre Camp (registration still open), call 570-465-9518.

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Know The Hitch In The Pitch!

Scam artists often cheat their victims using telemarketing fraud, sweepstake cons, foreign lottery mailings, identity theft and marketplace deception. They know lots of tricks and prey on our trusting natures.

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.

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Million Pound Meltdown Event

Montrose - Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, WBRE and WYOU will challenge Susquehanna County residents to fight the region's obesity epidemic Wednesday, June 15 during a special motivational event in Montrose.

Bring your sneakers! The event is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

The "Million Pound Meltdown" obesity awareness campaign in Montrose includes a motivational talk with Gary Marino and "Walk with a Doc," an important education and awareness initiative being done in conjunction with Endless Mountains Health Systems and the Susquehanna County Obesity Reduction Effort at the Montrose High School Track, 50 High School Road, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

"These events are going to be a lot of fun, but there is a message that's deadly serious. We want to help people take control of their lives and get healthier - for themselves and their families," said Mr. Marino.

Area residents can join the Million Pound Meltdown by registering at or by calling 1-877-900-3228. Participants can track their weight loss online and receive valuable health and fitness information at the Million Pound Meltdown website.

Every person who registers for the Million Pound Meltdown will receive a wristband touting his or her commitment to losing weight and improving health. As an incentive to lose weight, individuals who lose five pounds will receive a sports water bottle; those who lose 10 pounds will receive a t-shirt.

As further incentive, WBRE and WYOU will offer a $1,000 prize to three residents in each of 17 northeastern Pennsylvania counties who lose a minimum of 10 pounds. Every person who drops 10 pounds will be entered into the drawing. For every five pounds lost over the initial 10 pounds, participants will receive an additional entry into the sweepstakes. Winners will be chosen during a random drawing in September, 2005.

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Alicia Norris Benefit

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.

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Summer Adventure Offered To Youth

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.

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It’s A Town Fair!

All are welcome to come join a celebration of the third annual Thompson Town Fair, Saturday, June 18.

Following is the schedule of events: 10:00 – 1:00 Ross Park Zoomobile; 11:00 Thompson Town Fair Parade; 11:00 – 3:00 Car Show; 11:30 Red Dragon Karate Demonstration; 3:00 Tai Chi Demonstration; 6:00 – 9:00 Town Fair Dance (Freedom Lodge) and magic show, music by “Stewart Records,” magician Jeremy Biesecker.

Admission is free, beverage and food available all day!

Also included all day will be a strawberry festival, yard sales, craft vendors, business specials, games, bake sales, dunk tank, Kalura Klowns and more!

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

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.

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Senior Citizens’ Picnic Scheduled

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.

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Annual Sampson/ Whitaker Reunion

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.

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ACS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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

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Stock Dog Trials In Hop Bottom

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.

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Apply Now For A Summer Adventure

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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AAA To Conduct Public Hearing

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will conduct a Public Hearing in the Area Agency on Aging Conference Room, 35 Spruce Street, Suite 1, Montrose, PA 18801, on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to inform the public of proposed aging services to be provided during the coming 2005-2006 Fiscal Year. It is also an opportunity for individuals to offer feedback and ask questions about aging services.

The Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive array of services geared to helping older persons remain in their own homes and offering support to caregivers.

For additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at (570) 265–6121 (in the Towanda area) or 1-800-982-4346 (toll-free).

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