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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
Happenings
Senior Menu

Blueberry Festival Is Scheduled
Register For Ed Camp
Colorectal Cancer Info Meeting
AARP Driver Safety Program Scheduled
Medication Management At Senior Centers
Kids’ Programs At N. Wayne Library
Summer Adventure Offered To Youth

A Nature Walk
Springs Paint-Out
Rep. Pickett Offices To Be Closed
Annual Sampson/ Whitaker Reunion
ACS Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Summer Festival In Northern Wayne
Apply Now For A Summer Adventure
UMCC Cruise-In

Happenings

July 6

COOL WETLANDS program, Wednesday, July 6, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs Park. All are welcome.

July 7

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 7, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

July 8

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, July 8, noon to 6 p.m. at the Trinity Worship Center, Franklin Forks. All are welcome.

DINNER/salad bar, Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

July 8 & 9

FIELD DAYS, Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company. Live entertainment, rides, food, games, prizes, fireworks Saturday night. All are welcome.

July 9 & 10

ANTIQUE SHOW, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wayne Highlands Middle School, Honesdale. Admission. All are welcome.

July 9

SUMMER FESTIVAL, Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Como Community Hall. Pig roast, book sale, flea market, bake sale. Sponsored by the Northern Wayne Community Library. All are welcome.

FUN IN NATURE one-day program for girls ages 9-12, Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. sponsored by the Girl Scouts, Scranton Pocono Council. Admission. Call 344–1224, ext. 326 for info.

RUMMAGE SALE and chicken barbecue, Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Trinity Worship Center, Franklin Forks. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, July 9, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

ALL DAY PAINT-OUT with the Hill Country Artists, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. Call 278–2141 for info. All are welcome.

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Sponsored by the Starrucca Civic Association. Admission. Refreshments available. All are welcome.

July 9 & 10

ANTIQUE SHOW, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wayne Highlands Middle School. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Honesdale. Admission. All are welcome.

July 10

SLOG THE BOG nature walk, Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve led by Tom McLane. For info call 879–4244. All are welcome.

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, July 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at Fairdale Park (behind the Fairdale Grange). Bring chairs. Food, live music. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, July 10 at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Lawsville Grange #1455. All are welcome.

July 11

OPEN MEETING of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

DEADLINE is July 11 to register for the Lackawanna County Tobacco-Free 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, to be held July 16 and 17 at Lackawanna County Stadium. Call 1-800-22WELCOME for info.

July 11 – 13

NEXTLEVEL HOOPS basketball camp for boys and girls grades four to eight, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11 to 13 at the Forest City Regional High School. For info call 785–3143.

July 12

NORTHERN TIER Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion. All are welcome.

WING NIGHT/chicken and biscuit dinner, Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

July 13

WOODLAND GIANTS program with forester Jim Kessler, Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.

July 14

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 14, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

July 15

DINNER/salad bar, Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

July 15 & 16

HOMETOWN DAYS, Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, beginning at 11 a.m. in Susquehanna Boro. Parade Friday at 6:30 p.m. Crafts, food, entertainment. All are welcome.

July 16

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, July 16, 8:30 to 11:30 at the Wilmot Grange Hall, Wyalusing. All are welcome.

BINGO, Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

BEAUTIFUL BABY Contest, Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m. at the Susquehanna Hometown Days. Two categories, 6 months to one year, and one year to two years. All are welcome.

HOP BOTTOM town wide yard sale, Saturday, July 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food available. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, July 16, at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving from 5 p.m. until all are served. All are welcome.

July 17

PANCAKE BREAKFAST and Archery Shoot, Sunday, July 17 at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Breakfast served 7 a.m. to 11, archery shoot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, July 17, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

WILD EDIBLES RAMBLE, Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275. All are welcome.

July 17 – 24

WONDERFUL WEEK of Revival, July 17 through 24, 6 p.m. at the Trinity Worship Center, Franklin Forks. Different speaker every evening. All are welcome.

July 18 – 22

BACKYARD BIBLE CLUB, July 18 through 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Thompson Baptist Church. For info call 727–2461.

July 19

COLORECTAL CANCER informational meeting, Tuesday, July 19, 10 a.m. at the basement meeting room, County Office Building, Montrose. Speaker from NE Regional Cancer Institute. Free. All are welcome.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

 

FAMILY BLESSINGS Clothes Closet at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church Parsonage is now open, Mondays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Senior Menu July 11 – 15

Monday, July 11: barbecue chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple bits, granola bar.

Tuesday, July 12: brown bag day; beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, graham crackers and peanut butter, vanilla pudding/diet vanilla pudding.

Wednesday, July 13: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat bread, pears.

Thursday, July 14: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.

Friday, July 15: breaded cod filet, brown rice, peas and carrots, honey wheat bread, tartar sauce, mandarin oranges.

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Blueberry Festival Is Scheduled

The 26th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival will be held Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th on the Village Green and Library Lawn. Mary Jo Bayer, Ellen O'Malley, and Marianne Meyer are chairing the Festival this year, and they're hard at work setting up blueberry food and fun for the celebration. This year's quilt pattern is a multi-colored Snowball. A huge, fully-furnished dollhouse has been donated (you may remember it from the Auction!) and will also be raffled. Chances for the quilt and the dollhouse are available now. Festival proceeds support county library services and the county Historical Society.

Don't bother with that garage sale--the Blueberry Festival's White Elephant sale needs your unwanted treasures (except clothing and exercise equipment). You can drop them off at any time (for directions to the barn where items are being collected, call 278-1881, stop by the Library, or visit susqcolibrary.org/white_elephant.htm).

As always, volunteers are eagerly sought, as are donations of crafts, preserves, and good used books. Please call the library at 278-1881 or visit susqcolibrary.org.

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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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Colorectal Cancer Info Meeting

The Susquehanna County Human Services Forum is hosting a speaker from the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute on Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m., in the basement meeting room of the County Office Building (Public Ave, Montrose). Natalie Woronchuk (RN, BSN) will talk about colorectal cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania. Men and women are equally diagnosed, but with early detection, it is highly curable. Screening will be discussed but not performed--this is an educational meeting. Everyone is welcome, the meeting is free, and no pre-registration is required.

For more information about the Human Services Forum, call Lynn Salomon at 800-982-4330 or Hilary Caws-Elwitt at 278-1881.

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AARP Driver Safety Program Scheduled

An AARP driver safety program will be held July 14 and 15, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. both days at the Odd Fellows Hall, Route 247 and Como Road (across from Lake Como Post Office).

For more info call (570) 798–2938.

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Medication Management At Senior Centers

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 Medications that Treat Various Illnesses.

The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Lenoxville (222-9550), July 21, 10:30 a.m.; Forest City (785-3386), July 27, 12:30 p.m.; Susquehanna (853-3967), August 18, 12:20 p.m.; Great Bend (879-2896), July 21, 12:15 p.m.; Montrose (278-4370), July 20, Noon.

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.

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Kids’ Programs At N. Wayne Library

The Northern Wayne Community Library is pleased to announce that Art Classes For Kids will be held in July and the Summer Reading Program, entitled Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds, will take place in August.

There is no cost for participation in these programs, but children must be registered with the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 798–2444 to register your child.

Art Classes will be held on three consecutive days, Tuesday, July 19; Wednesday, July 20; and Thursday, July 21. Times vary according to grade level: 10:00-11:15 a.m. for K, 1, 2; 11:45-1:00 p.m. for grades 3, 4, 5; and 1:30-2:45 for students in grade 6 and above. Come out to the classes and see if you can get some of your artwork entered in the Harford Fair.

Summer Reading Program will take place every Friday in the month of August from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The dates are August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26.

Kids ages 4 through 12 years are invited to come out for lots of fun reading activities, including games and crafts. Children may attend for one of the Fridays, or all four, but don’t miss the kickoff in August 5; there may be a real dragon visiting!

All programs will be held at the library on Route 370 in Lakewood, next to the Preston School.

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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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A Nature Walk

According to legend, the glacial Weir’s Pond at Florence Shelly Preserve is so deep that anyone attempting to explore the bottom would need scuba-diving gear. While the legend greatly exaggerates (the pond is actually closer to fifty feet deep), what is true is that this cold, sprawling water system is a fascinating ecological zone characterized by rare and distinctive plant life. The pond, moreover, is just one part of the network of wetlands that make up the 400-acre nature preserve in Susquehanna County.

On Sunday, July 10, at 2:00 PM, educator, naturalist, and landscape architect Tom McLane will lead a walk to explore plants in and around the pond, and also around the streams, forests, meadow, bog and other areas that the preserve comprises. Walk participants will have a rare opportunity not just to identify individual plants, but to explore the ways in which they depend upon and are characteristic of specific habitats.

Starting at the trailhead just off Pennsylvania Route 171, McLane will lead the group through several different plant communities, contrasting upland and wetland species, different types of forest, emergent plants, and, finally, the floating mats and carnivorous plants of the glacial bog. Showing which plants are indigenous and which native, he will point out how surrounding communities can affect each ecosystem.

Participants will meet at the parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. Some areas of the trail will probably be wet, so warm, protective footwear is highly recommended. For further information, contact Carol or Dave Clemens (570/879-4244).

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Springs Paint-Out

Hill Country Artists will be hosting a paint-out at Salt Springs State Park on Saturday, July 9, starting at 2:00 P.M. Artists in all media, as well as observers are welcome. Members of Hill Country Artists will greet you and you will be free to paint at a location of your choice in the park or join others in a group. If you haven’t painted outside (en plein aire), this is a good opportunity to give it a try. Beginning painters are welcome and will get tips from the more experienced painters. Be sure to bring all your painting supplies and insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and stool or easel if you prefer. Rest rooms are available at the park.

At 5:00 the group will convene for a pot luck picnic supper. Bring a dish to pass, table service, and drink. We will critique (and admire) each other’s paintings and enjoy visiting and eating together. Please come and bring a friend. For more information, call Rita Eddy at 553-2500.

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Rep. Pickett Offices To Be Closed

Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced that her Lawton and Sullivan County district offices, serving constituents of the 110th Legislative District each Wednesday, will be closed Wednesday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6.

The staff will resume services at First Liberty Bank & Trust in Lawton, telephone (570) 934-2557 and at the Sullivan County Courthouse, telephone (570) 946-7673 on Wednesday, July 13.

Constituents who need assistance may call or stop in Pickett's district offices at 321 Main St., Towanda, telephone (570) 265-3124 or 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, telephone (570) 888-9011.

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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 www.cancer.org.

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Summer Festival In Northern Wayne

The Northern Wayne Community Library will be holding its annual Summer Festival fund-raiser on Saturday, July 9.

The Summer Festival will include a flea market, bake sale, book sale and pig roast, at the Lake Como Community Hall, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come out for some delicious pig, homemade goodies and lots of terrific bargains.

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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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UMCC Cruise-In

The United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend, PA will hold its third annual Cruise-In on Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. till dark. Do you have an old or new car, SUV, truck or motorcycle you would like to show to others? There will be a dash plaque for the first 30 registered vehicles. Call (570) 879–2933 if you would like more info.

The Buddy Spencer Band will perform and there will be spiedies, hot dogs, and ice cream to enjoy also. Come early because there is quite a crowd expected! In case of rain Friday evening, the cruise-in will be held Saturday, July 16 from noon to 4 p.m.

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