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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
BAG-A-BADGE program for Webelos, Thursday, March 16, 4:30 p.m. at the Everhart Museum, Scranton. Pre-registration required, call 346–7186.
HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Friday, March 17, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY program for preschoolers, Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Free. Call 798–2444 to register.
CONCERT with Chuck and Kitty Gleason, Friday, March 17, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
March 17 & 18
CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP, Friday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. at Marywood University. For info or to register call 287–2485.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, March 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Montrose Fire Hall. Takeouts available. Sponsored by South Montrose Community Church. All are welcome.
HEAT THE SEAT Chili Cook-off, Saturday, March 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the County Seat Tavern, Montrose. Music, raffles, auction, door prizes. Proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation. For info call 278–9996 or 278–2840. All are welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, March 18, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
PASTELS With Millie Glineicki, Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. at the Everhart Museum, Scranton. For info or registration (required) call 346–7186.
OPEN-HEARTH Cooking Workshop, Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.
BINGO, Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, March 18, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
ST. PATRICK’S DANCE, Saturday, March 18, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Games, food, Chinese auction. All are welcome.
POETRY AT THE PARK, Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Bring your favorite poem to share, gathered around a glowing fire. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
BAKE SALE, Monday, March 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Barnes-Kasson Hospital main lobby. All proceeds to benefit Johnny and Bobbi Edwards and family. For info call 853–4849. All are welcome.
THOMPSON BORO CRIMEWATCH meeting, Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 in the Thompson Baptist Church. New members welcome.
LAYETTE KIT Outreach quarterly meeting, Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Vestal Center UMC. For info call (607) 743–9969. All are welcome.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT Contractors Workshop, Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Dryer Hall, Montrose Bible Conference. For info or to register, call Jen at the Conservation District office, 278–4600, ext. 281.
RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL meeting, Thursday, March 23 at The Beacon Restaurant, Union Dale. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m. For info call 785–7245. All are welcome.
BEEF/FISH dinner, Friday, March 24, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
WILD, WEIRD WEATHER program with David Nicosia, National Weather Service, Saturday, March 25, 4 – 6 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.
ANCIENT ART program, Saturday, March 25, noon to 3 p.m. at the Everhart Museum, Scranton. Recommended for high school students. Call 346–7186 for info.
GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, March 26, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Moderately paced, guided, four-mile hike. All are welcome.
YOUR FAMILY TREE program for seniors, Monday, March 27, 2 p.m. at the Everhart Museum. Registration required, call 346–7186.
FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. Call 222–4240 for info. All are welcome.
Senior Menu March 13 – March 17
Monday, March 13: sliced roast turkey with gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and peanut butter.
Tuesday, March 14: Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, March 15: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.
Thursday, March 16: chicken marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.
Friday, March 17: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.
Senior Menu March 20 – 24
Monday, March 20: barbecue chicken breast, home-style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple bits, granola bar.
Tuesday, March 21: beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, graham crackers and peanut butter, vanilla pudding/diet vanilla pudding.
Wednesday, March 22: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat bread, pears.
Thursday, March 23: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
Friday, March 24: breaded cod filet, brown rice, peas and carrots, honey wheat bread, tartar sauce, mandarin oranges.
(MONTROSE) -- The first of two Lenten Organ Meditations will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose on Wednesday, March 22 at 12:00 noon.
Caroline Stone of Binghamton will be the guest organist.
The half-hour organ meditation in the church sanctuary will be followed by a soup and bread luncheon in Westminster Hall.
Pastor Chuck Link invites everyone in the community to attend the organ meditation and the luncheon. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 71 Church Street in Montrose.
The second Lenten Organ Meditation will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 noon with Johanna Masters as the organist.
For more information, call the church office at (570) 378-3296.
Have you ever wondered why certain grasses and legumes seem to last a shorter time than others which appear to last forever? Grazing (pasturing) affects the plant community, soil ph can also. Water distribution can change certain areas of a pasture, and animal numbers and types of animals also affect what plants survive in the pasture.
Grazing, pasturing, putting the animals out, baiting, or whatever you may call it is part of the subject of an upcoming local mini conference being held in Susquehanna county. The conference title is, “Grazing – Using Grass the Smart Way” and it will be held on March 22 at the Harford Fire Company Bldg. just north of Harford, PA. This mini conference will have speakers talking about new forages, forages and drought, water system components, no till pasture renovation, interpreting your soil sample results and what makes an operation successful – panel discussion. The speakers include Dr. Marvin Hall from PSU, Ed Konckle from Rohrer Seed Co., Kris Ribble from project Grass, Dave Hartman Penn State cooperative Ext., Rob DeClue from NY and local favorite Charlie Miller from the Lackawanna Conservation District.
The conference is for all types of grazers, from beginning to very experienced. The mini conference is a good opportunity to network with other grazers about how they manage their operation, what have they planted, how did they get through the drought, how do they graze their pastures and how has rotational grazing helped them. The conference is sponsored by your local conservation districts in Susquehanna, Wayne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties along with the Pocono Northeast RC&D Council and the Endless Mountains RC&D council along with the staffs of the USDA NRCS and Project Grass.
If you are interested in attending please call Ryan Koch at 282-8732 extension 610. For some more specific information you can call Ryan at the above number, or Bob Wagner at 278-1011 ext. 108, or Gwendolyn Crews at 282-8732 ext. 625.
The Blue Ridge High School Musical Theatre Department is hard at work in preparation for the show “Fiddler On The Roof”. The cast will take the stage on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee show starting at 3:00 p.m. The show is under the direction of Mr. Jeff Burkett and assisted by Mrs. Holly Snitzer.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905 and is concerned primarily with the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. It is a very funny and educational, family musical. The original production ran for seven years, nine months, setting a new record for long-running Broadway shows with 3,242 performances. It won the 1965 Tony Award for best musical and 1991 for the best revival of a musical.
The Blue Ridge production features over 30 students in the cast and pit band. Tyler Calkins is featured in the lead role of Tevye with Sara Barnard as Golde. Maria Fancher, Sara Tompkins, Tiffany Jhingoor, Brittany Phillips, and Alyssa Romano tackle the roles as his daughters. Cassy Summers is the meddling Yente, the matchmaker in the town whose job it is to find the match for all the daughters. Junior Jordan Clapper is cast as the butcher Lazar Wolfe and Sophmore Josh Hartman is the town tailor, both who want to marry one of Tevye’s daughters. Freshman Nick Smith comes into the high school production as the Russian radical Perchik after his stunning role as Bugsy Malone in last year’s Middle School Musical.
When asked how things are going, Mr. Burkett replied, “This is a great and talented cast to work with. They are working hard and will surely give the school and community another great entertaining show.” He continued, “The song and dances in this show will keep the audience laughing and crying as the tension builds throughout the show.”
Mr. Burkett recommends that all school students and community members keep these dates open to make sure they come and see this classic American musical. It is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences a student can be involved in during their school days. The cost for the best show you will see this year is only $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students/senior citizens. And YES! There is a fiddler (Senior Todd Ferry), that is playing on the roof, so make sure you are there to see it. Blue Ridge High School is located in New Milford, PA. For more information please contact Jeff Burkett at (570) 465-3141 ext 121.
Lackawanna College is exploring the feasibility of establishing a satellite center in Susquehanna County which would provide college credit courses leading to an associate degree to local residents. In addition, a wide variety of continuing education classes as well as professional and job training programs would be available.
Lackawanna College currently offers degree and certificate programs in over two dozen areas of study. The College already operates similar satellite facilities in Hazleton, Honesdale and Towanda.
Members of the college’s administration have met with the county commissioners and with representatives of the local school systems to exchange ideas and to determine the potential interest in a college center. To expand the range of information available, Lackawanna College has scheduled a series of evening Open Houses in county high schools to hear from area residents, students and parents, and to measure their interest in a college satellite center.
Lackawanna seeks to determine if there is a need for a Susquehanna County center; what type of programs and courses a center should offer; whether individuals or family members would be likely to attend; and where is the best location to situate a center. Any additional ideas and suggestions will be welcome.
Open Houses will be held at: Mountain View High School on Wednesday, March 15; Montrose Area High School on Thursday, March 16; Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, March 22; Blue Ridge High School on Tuesday, March 28. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., except for Blue Ridge which will begin at 7 p.m. Forest City Regional constituents should attend the Mountain View session.
“There seems to be a definite interest and need for further higher education opportunities in Susquehanna County,” said Lackawanna College President Raymond Angeli, “and that’s why our college is undertaking exploratory meetings throughout the region.”
“The college needs to hear from county residents to determine the constructive role Lackawanna will play in the region’s future.”
At present, Susquehanna County residents have only limited choices if they wish to pursue higher education while remaining at home. They must either travel to New York State where they pay out-of-state tuition charges or trek considerable distances to complete a degree. A Lackawanna College satellite center would provide educational opportunities in convenient proximity to their homes.
As part of the evaluation process, Lackawanna College is also examining many background issues, such as county population patterns, current educational attainment, business and industry projections, site possibilities and recognized needs.
For further information, call Steve Park at the college’s Towanda Center at (570) 265-1148.
The Susquehanna County CARES Children’s Fair will be held Saturday, April 8 at the CARES Family Resource Center (inside the First Presbyterian Church), 107 Pine Street, Hallstead, PA.
In honor of national “Week of the Young Child,” festivities will run from Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the following schedule: Egg-hunt for young children – 10:30 a.m.; PA State Police Child Safety Seat Check – 11:00 – noon; Toddler Tunes by the Blue Ridge Middle School Jazz Band – 11:30 a.m.; Story Time – 12:30; Face Painting – all day; Quilting for young children – all day; Child Identification Kits for Parents – all day.
For more info contact Stephnie Thornton, Program Manager at (570) 879-8766 or (570) 278-0760.
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