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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
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.
WOODLAND GIANTS program with forester Jim Kessler, Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 14, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
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.
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.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, July 16 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
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.
POWERS-BAKER REUNION, Sunday, July 17, 1:00 p.m. at the home of Robert and Elizabeth Powers, Kingsley. Bring a dish to pass, table service, beverage. Rain or shine. For info call 434–2327 or 434–2169.
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.
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.
BLOOD DRIVE, Tuesday, July 19, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. For appointment call 278–1427. All are welcome.
HIDDEN TREASURE program, Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Especially for kids; decipher nature’s clues around the park to a special surprise. All are welcome.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, July 21 at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5 p.m. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 21, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Friday, July 22, 8 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation suggested. Call 278–9456 for info. All are welcome.
ED CAMP final performance, Friday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School auditorium. Free. For info call 465–9518. All are welcome.
DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, July 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BLUEGRASS CONCERT with Gene Clayton and “Spare Parts,” Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Admission. All are welcome.
CLUB CLEANUP DAY, Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Refreshments for all who help. All are welcome.
July 23 & 24
AUDUBON FESTIVAL, Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack School, Hawley. Donation. All are welcome.
BACK TO BASICS Nature Photography program with Renee Coy, Sunday, July 24, 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275. All are welcome.
July 24 – 29
CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE, July 24 through 29 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Professional writers and editors, workshops, classes, more. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.
July 25 – 27
NEXTLEVEL HOOPS basketball camp, July 25 through 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for boys and girls, eighth through twelfth grade. For info call 785–3143.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, July 26, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday July 18: Sloppy Joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.
Tuesday, July 19: seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.
Wednesday, July 20: Italian sausage, homestyle baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.
Thursday July 21: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.
Friday July 22: macaroni & cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The United Methodist Community Church of Great Bend, PA and the First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead, PA will hold Vacation Bible School July 25 to July 29 at the Methodist Church on Main Street, Great Bend.
The theme of the bible school this year is “Good News Clues.” The school is held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday with a special program on Friday for families and friends. Children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend. Call Tracy Weed at 879–2933 or Hallstead Presbyterian Church at 879–2174 to register your children.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in July 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 July 15 and July 29, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.
No appointment is necessary.
The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 300 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.
Harford – Calling all bakers for the 2005 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on Monday, August 22 at the Harford Fair. The contest is co-sponsored by Hershey Foods Corporation and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
Over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best cake and tastiest cookies, brownies, or bars in the youth category. The Harford Fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Hershey’s Cocoa Classic blue ribbon winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. First place winners at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash grand prize of $500 for the winning cake recipe and $250 for the winning cookie, brownie, or bar recipe.
For rules on the Harford Fair’s contest or for more information on entry requirements, obtain a Harford Fair Premium Book at the fair office, or contact Heidi Page at (570) 434–4300.
Carlton (Pat) and Roberta (Tingley) Bailey were married July 30, 1955 by the Rev. Walter Mosher at the home of Justin and Leona Tingley, Upper Lake, New Milford Twp. Their sons Glenn, Mark, Brian and Gary are honoring this special occasion with an Open House celebration on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at the First Baptist Church, New Milford, PA from 2 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall downstairs. Please come with your memories and well wishes, no gifts please.
The Thompson United Methodist Charge will be holding their annual Craft Fair and Bazaar on Saturday, September 3 at the Thompson United Methodist Church on Route 171 in Thompson, PA. Festivities will run 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
As in past years, a large variety of craft items made by local artisans will be available both outdoors and in the church. A bake sale, fill-a-can cookie sale, and the church bazaar will be sure to satisfy even the most discriminating shopper.
The Attic Treasures will be open with a variety of items both old and new at prices that can’t be beat.
The Sidewalk Café will again be open for the lunch bunch. Some items on the menu are hot dogs, hamburgers, whimpies and homemade pies, all prepared by church members.
Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day; games will also be available for the children.
As a service to visitors, parking will be available at the Thompson Firehouse on Water Street, with transportation available to bring participants to the church.
Come shop, eat and enjoy the entertainment and the community spirit of the town.
Anyone interested in obtaining an application to secure a craft space for the day can do so by contacting Tootsie Stone at (570) 727–2158 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.
An AARP Safe Driver course will be held July 19 and 20, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend, PA.
RSVP is needed. Contact Bill or Helen Wagner at (570) 465–7375 for more info.
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