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Senior Menu

Susky Elem. Parent/Teacher Conf.
A Nature Walk
Hill Country Artists Launch New Season
Children’s Fair!



March 30

BAG-A-BADGE Girl Scout Juniors Theater program Thursday, March 30, 4:30 p.m. at the Everhart Museum. Fee. Call 346–7186 for info or to register (required).

FUN, FOOD FACTS & FITNESS program for students in grades 6 – 12, Thursday, March 30, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School cafeteria. Door prizes, information, health screenings. Sponsored by the PA Dept. of Health. Registration required, call 278–3889.

March 31 – April 1

GREASE, Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m. at Windsor High School. For ticket info call Linda, (607) 655-8250.

March 31

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Admission. All are welcome.

LASAGNA/FISH dinner, Friday, March 31, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

April 1

BLUEBIRDS in Your Backyard talk and slideshow program, Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 1, 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

FIRST AID & SAFETY CLASS, Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4 (9 hour class). Fee. Registration required, call the American Red Cross, Susquehanna County Chapter at 278–1427.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE breakfast, Saturday, April 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

TROUBLE AT THE TROPICABANA, a musical murder mystery will be presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Saturday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Restaurant, Clifford. For reservations (required) call 434–2283.

FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, April 1, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

April 2

AQUATIC INSECTS nature walk with Stu Slocum, Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 879-4244 or 727-2385. All are welcome.


April 1 & 2

HUNTER SAFETY Training Course, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Registration required, call 879–2483.

April 2

SPRING DINNER, Sunday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

April 3

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. Call 222-4240 for info.

April 4

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 4, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

April 5

MEDICARE PART D program with Social Security rep. Anthony McLinko, Wednesday, April 5, 1 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Senior Citizens. All are welcome.

BARNYARD TOUR, Wednesday, April 5. A bus trip through Susquehanna County observing barnyard projects. Reservations required, call the Conservation District, 278–1011, ext. 109. Fee (includes lunch). All are welcome.

April 6

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 6, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting, Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose. Rodrica Tilley will present a pastel demonstration. For info call 553–2500. All are welcome.

April 5 – 7

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, April 5, 10-4, Thursday, April 6, 10-4, and Friday, April 7 (bag day), 10-noon at St. John’s Parish center, Susquehanna. Hosted by the Pro-Life organization of St. John’s. All are welcome.

April 7

STUFFED PEPPERS/FISH dinner, Friday, April 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

April 7 & 8

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center. Bag special Saturday from 2 – 4. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Community Development Association. All are welcome.

April 8

SPRING RETREAT, Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Fee. Registration required, call 278–9256. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S FAIR, Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. Activities, entertainment, Child ID kits for parents, more. Sponsored by Susquehanna County CARES. All are welcome.

RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange. Proof of prior shot needed to get three-year certificate. Distemper shots available. All animals must be leashed or boxed. Call 278–2543 for info.

SHARE-A-CHAIR Event, Saturday, April 8, noon at the Carbondale High School. Proceeds benefit Tri-County Human Services. Call 282–1732 for info. All are welcome.

DINNER CONCERT with Allison Durham-Speer, Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Reservations required, call 278–1001. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, April 8, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

April 9

AP-WOOL SHOWERS program with fiber artist Claire Marcus, Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m. at the Everhart Museum. Call 346–7186 for info. All are welcome.

EASTER CANTATA, “It Took A Miracle,” Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

April 10

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

April 11

EASTER TEA for ladies, Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. For reservations or info call 278–1001.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 11, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.


PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP every Wednesday, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu

Senior MenuMarch 27 – 31

Monday, March 27: Sloppy Joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.

Tuesday, March 28: seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.

Wednesday, March 29: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.

Thursday, March 30: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.

Friday, March 31: macaroni and cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.

Senior Menu April 3 – 7

Monday, April 3: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, peas, orange, rye bread, fresh apple.

Tuesday, April 4: Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, April 5: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.

Thursday, April 6: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.

Friday, April 7: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.


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Susky Elem. Parent/Teacher Conf.

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, April 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips with the student's day and scheduled time will be sent home on Thursday, March 30.

The Fall conference schedule will be used for the Spring conference.

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A Nature Walk

Spring is coming, and that means that Florence Shelly Preserve is beginning its annual series of themed nature walks in the beautiful and diverse 400-acre wetlands area just north of Thompson, PA. Launching the 2006 program, on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m., is a fascinating look at aquatic insects led by Stu Slocum, an entomologist and retired biology instructor at Mountain View High School.

Early spring is an ideal time to peer into the mysterious, often unexplored world of mayflies, stoneflies, caddis flies, and others. They are now large enough to see in their larval forms, attached to rocks or clustered beneath them at the edges of ponds and streams. As the weather warms a bit more, they will emerge from the water. Mr. Slocum will discuss the life cycles of these insects and describe some of their individual characteristics. Black flies, for example, attach themselves vertically to stones so that, viewed from above, they resemble a thick carpet.

The types and diversity of insect species detectable at this time of year, explained Mr. Slocum, are indicators of water quality. For example, mayfly larvae are only found in unpolluted, well-oxygenated water, while other fly larvae prefer more stagnant water.

Adults and children alike will enjoy viewing some of the most common–and, in their later forms, most annoying–insects at this early stage of their life cycle.

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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Hill Country Artists Launch New Season

Hill Country Artists will begin their new season of programs and shows on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Claverack Building on Rte. 706 E. Many interesting programs will be presented throughout the year and the public is invited. Artists as well as those interested in fine art are always welcome.

Rodrica Tilley will be the first presenter. She will be demonstrating pastels and always gives a very informative program.

Hill Country Artists meet the first Thursday of each month from April to November at the Claverack Building. They have permanent exhibits at the Montrose House, Pennstar Bank in Montrose and the County Office Building. They also have a large exhibit at the Fourth on the Green. Several of the artists also participate in the Artists’ Open House Weekend in Susquehanna County during the Columbus Day weekend.

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Children’s Fair!

Hallstead, PA –Youngsters tell your parents its time to celebrate! Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is hosting a party, full of events for you!

In honor of “Week of the Young Child,” CARES urges children ages 8 and younger to take part in the “CARES Children’s Fair” Saturday, April 8. The fair is full of free games and activities designed for youngsters, as well as information and support for the adults who help in their development.

Stop by the recently opened CARES Family Resource Center inside the First Presbyterian Church, 107 Pine Street between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Throughout the day, youngsters may enjoy face painting, making a special quilt square or check out the artwork of other youngsters in a unique art gallery. Adults may get questions answered about quality childcare and participate in a child identification program thanks to the Masons.

Special events are also planned. Children aged 8 or younger may test their scavenger skills through an ‘egg-hunt’ at 10:30, sing along as the Blue Ridge Middle School Jazz Band plays toddler tunes at 11:30 and gather for a story at 12:30. Adults may get their child safety seats checked by the Pennsylvania State Police from 11:00 until noon.

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