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Senior Menu

Court House Closing Notice
Dairy Day Coming!

Parade Of Antiques Bicentennial Booths
Parent-Child Book Club In Montrose
Local Garden Club Planning for Spring
Reduce The RiskOf A Stroke


February 15

“BUNNY HOP,” Wednesday, February 15, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Geared for children 2 1/2 to 5, with adult. Find out how bunnies live. Hands-on fun. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT dinner, Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

February 16

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough Building. All are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

February 17

STEAK/FISH dinner, Friday, February 17, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CHOIR CONCERT, Friday, February 17, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Area church choirs will perform. Refreshments served. All are welcome.

February 18

FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, February 18, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

BINGO, Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, February 18, 8 – 12 p.m. at the Wysox Fire Hall. All are welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, February 18, noon, at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.


February 19

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 19, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

February 20

CALENDAR OF EVENTS deadline for submissions for the 2006 Spring-Summer Calendar of Events is February 20. For info call the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, (800) 769-8999.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, January 26 at the Lawsville Grange. Serving 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. All you can eat! Takeouts available. All are welcome.

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

SUSQUEHANNA JUNIOR SABERS board meeting, Monday, February 20, 7 p.m. at the American Legion, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

February 21

TIMBER SALE SEMINAR, Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room, County Office Building, Montrose. Free. For registration call Jim Kessler, 278–4600, ext. 270.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

TIMBER SALE seminar, Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room, County Office Building, Montrose. Free. For info or to register (required), call Jim Kessler, 278–4600, ext. 270

February 22

“GOING BATTY,” Wednesday, February 22, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2 to 5 (with adult). Find out what makes a bat, a bat. Hands-on fun and outdoor exploration. Fee. Registration required, call 967-7275.

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

February 23

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

February 24

BIRTHDAY FUN, Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Preschoolers are welcome to help Miss Julie celebrate. Free. Call 798–2444 to register.

February 25

HAWKS & OWLS program, Saturday, February 25, 2 to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Slide show, hands-on presentation on local species. All are welcome.

50-50 OLD FASHIONED BINGO, Saturday, February 25, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange. Refreshments available. All are welcome.

February 24

BEEF/FISH dinner, Friday, February 24, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

February 25

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, February 25, 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

February 28

THOMPSON BORO CRIME WATCH meeting, Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Baptist Church. New members welcome.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday, February 28, 5 p.m. until all are served, at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu

Monday, February 13: sloppy Joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.

Tuesday, February 14: seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.

Wednesday, February 14: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.

Thursday, February 15: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.

Friday, February 17: macaroni and cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.

Senior Menu February 20 – 24

Monday, February 20: centers closed for Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, February 21: Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, February 22: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.

Thursday, February 23: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.

Friday, February 24: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.


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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Dairy Day Coming!

Join us for the 17th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day to be held on Friday, March 3 at the Elk Lake High School, organized by Susquehanna County Penn State Cooperative Extension and Dairy Day Committee. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:30 p.m. The day will be filled with educational presentations, free health screenings, commercial exhibitors, 4-H information, door prizes, free lunch, free dairy bar; milk, cheese and ice cream made by Keating’s Heavens Gate Farm, Lake Ariel. Don’t miss the traditional pie baking contest and auction.

Dr. David Wolfgang, of Penn State University’s Vet Science Department will provide a presentation titled “Making Hard Calvings Easier”. The Vet Science Department will have a model, representative of a pregnant cow, for individuals to actually examine the cow to check the position of the calf.

Kyle Vanderfeltz and his father, Joe Vanderfeltz speak with exhibitor Jeremiah Fearnley at a recent Dairy Day.

A Pesticide Workshop will be presented by Dave Messersmith, Wayne County Extension. Two sessions; first session 10:30 -11:30 and second session 1:00 - 2:00, credits 1 core and 1 category for each of the two sessions. Attend both and receive a total of 2 core and 2 category credits.

Visit the Farm Safety ‘Just for Kids’, hands on display. Kids can sign up for some very nice door prizes. Stop by the Master Gardener’s display, “Gardening Into Your Golden Years”. Master Gardeners will display ergonomically correct garden equipment and educate individuals on ways to garden that are less taxing on the body. Master Gardeners will also provide information on upcoming one hour composting classes.

Health Education and Free Health Screenings will be offered. American Red Cross, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Susquehanna County Cancer Coalition, Trehab, Drug & Alcohol Commission and the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center will each have educational displays. EMHS, Barnes Kasson, Beltone and PA Dept. of Health free health screenings will include peak flow, pulse oximetry, blood pressure checks, hearing tests, tetanus shots, pneumonia shots, skin cancer screenings and more!

Don’t forget the free roast beef and cheese lasagna dinner compliments of the Dairy Day exhibitors. Dinner reservations are required. You may make reservations by calling the Extension Office at 278-1158. Reservation deadline is 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 1. Individuals making dinner reservations will pick-up meal tickets at the registration table upon arrival at the school on Dairy Day.

Are you interested in entering the Dairy Day Pie Contest? Anyone is eligible to enter the contest, youth or adult, farm or non-farm.

The Pie Auction will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Jerry Burke’s auction service will be auctioning off the pies. The proceeds from the auction will be divided equally between the Susquehanna County 4-H dairy program and the County dairy princess and promotion program. Join the excitement as the pies are auctioned off; bid and you’ll have a delicious pie to take home and you will have supported youth in Susquehanna County.

The Susquehanna County Penn State Cooperation Extension and the Dairy Day Committee are grateful to the Elk Lake School District and event exhibitors for their continuous support and cooperation in making the 17th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day possible!

Don’t forget to call the Extension Office (278-1158) to make lunch reservations.

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Parade Of Antiques Bicentennial Booths

The Clifford Township Bicentennial is planning a parade to celebrate their 200 year birthday and everyone is invited to participate.

Old is in - old vehicles, be it tractors, cars, motorcycles or horse drawn carriages and wagons are what they are looking for. While researching farming history it was discovered that oxen were common on area farms. If anyone has a pair which can walk in the parade or pull a cart, please contact Jerry Verboys, co-chairman of the parade committee, at 222-4820.

Participate in the bicentennial parade, whether you are inside or outside of Clifford Township, this is what brings people and communities together and teaches an invaluable civic lesson to children.

Floats by businesses or organizations are also encouraged! Now is the time to fix that wagon, weld the baler and paint your buggy. If you have an idea, call Harry Phillips at 222-4589 or Jerry Verboys at 222-4820.

The Bicentennial Booths at the Fire Company picnic grounds will display different themes of township history; schools, churches, farming, geology, forestry, barn architecture, the fire department and early pioneer life. Each booth will have photographs, artifacts and hands-on exhibits for all to enjoy. Folks knowledgeable in the topics will be at each booth to answer questions and share stories of the past.

If you have items to loan for these booths, please contact: one room schools – Pat Peltz at 679-2870; churches – Norma Genevich at 222-4368; carming – Mark Wilmot at 679-2723; pictures – Carol Gargan, e-mail at; other items – Sandra Wilmot, 679-2723 or Sally Fischbeck at 222-3520.

The Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration is scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2006; more details are available on the web site:

Volunteers are welcome. The next bicentennial meeting is scheduled for February 22, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Building.

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Parent-Child Book Club In Montrose

\The second meeting of the Susquehanna County Library's Parent-Child Book Club will be held on Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. at the Montrose Library (note date change). The book is "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E. L. Konigsburg, and there are still copies available. There's no charge to participate in the club. Simply stop by the Montrose Library and sign up with the names of the adult and child who will be reading, and you'll be able to check out a copy. Both child and parent should read "From the Mixed-Up Files" by the meeting date. The target age group is around 8-12, but there are no fixed regulations. For more information about the book club and other library services and programs, call 278-1881 or visit

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Local Garden Club Planning for Spring

The Mountain View Garden Club, an eager participant in Clifford Township’s beautification projects, announces its Plant Exchange will take place on Sunday, June 4. This phenomenally successful event includes offerings from club members’ gardens and local vendors and will be held at the residence of Kathy Flora in Clifford.

The garden club welcomes new members. More information on the club’s activities is available on the garden club’s website:

Mark your calendar now – winter days are the perfect time to plan your spring gardening projects! Additional information and directions will be available in May.

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Reduce The RiskOf A Stroke

Syracuse, NY – Residents living in and around the New Milford, PA community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the New Milford United Methodist Church on March 10. The site is located at 15 Pratt Street in New Milford, and appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.

Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.

“I had no symptoms whatsoever. What a wonderful service Life Line Screening is providing. I cannot thank you enough!” Helen Swick, Wexford, PA.

Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is available, or sign up for a complete vascular package including the osteoporosis screening.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.

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