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Senior Menu

It’s Auction Night
EMTC Troupe Tackles Comedy - Musical
National Community Development Week
Older Adult Spelling Championship Set
Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day Scheduled
Sampson – Whitaker Reunion Scheduled



April 20

FISHING THE DELAWARE program with Jim Serio, Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Lecture, video, fly tying demonstration. Free. All are welcome.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough Building. All are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 20, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

April 21, 22, 29

Endless Mountains Theatre Company presents I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Basil Leaf in Montrose, PA on April 21-22 at 6:30pm (dinner theatre, doors open at 6:00, reservations required -- call 570-434-2283); and at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford, PA (show only, no reservations required) on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and April 30 at 3:00 p.m.

April 20 – 22

RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 22 (bag day), 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. All are welcome.

April 21

HALL FAMILY ORCHESTRA concert, Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. All are welcome.

HAM/FISH DINNER, Friday, April 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

April 22

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, April 22, 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Dimock Christian Community Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

GIBSON CEMETERY cleanup, Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. All are welcome to help remove winter debris and get ready for the spring and summer season.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, April 22, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 22, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW, Montrose. Admission includes dinner. Hosted by the Susquehanna County Library. All are welcome.

April 23

TREKKING WITH LLAMAS program, Sunday, April 23, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275. All are welcome.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Sunday, April 23 at the Elks Club, Towanda. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 23, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Lake Firemen’s Hall. Proceeds benefit the Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Co. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BBQ, April 23, 11:00 a.m. - ? at the Clifford Fire Hall. Take-outs only. For info call 222-4538.\

April 24

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 222-4240 or 289-4054. All are welcome.

April 25

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 25, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

NTRPDC METING - The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission will hold its annual meeting in Montrose on April 25, 5p.m. – networking, 6 p.m. – dinner meeting & entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Awards presentation at the Montrose VFW, Route 706. Please RSVP Theresa Cora at 570-265-9103 if you plan to attend.

April 26

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, April 26, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES available through the Area Agency on Aging program with Carol Giles, Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Call 798–2444 for info. All are welcome.

Endless Mountains Theatre Company will be holding open auditions on April 26, at 6:30pm and April 29, at 9:30am in Blue Ridge High School for the musical The Sound of Music (to be staged in June) and the comedy Peril on the High Seas (tentatively scheduled for August). More info call 570-278-7828.

ANNUAL MEETING AND STEWARDSHIP AWARDS,April 26,   Countryside Conservancy, 7 pm at Evans Hall, Keystone College. Free and open to the public. Coffee bar and desserts.  Call 945-6995 for information.

April 27

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 27, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

WIMPIES LUNCHEON, April 27, noon - ? at the Starrucca Baptist social rooms. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, April 27 4:30 P.M. - ? at the Springville UM Church. All are welcome, take-outs available.

April 28

CHICKEN ALFREDO or Fish Dinner, Friday, April 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

FUN IN THE SPRINGTIME program for preschoolers, Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Free. Registration required, call 798–2444.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Friday, April 28, 7 – 11 p.m. at Montrose High School cafeteria. Door prizes. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit the Fairdale Grange. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, April 28, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. All you can eat! Takeouts available. All are welcome.

April 28-30

SOUTHERN TIER ORCHID SOCIETY Spring Show at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. Admission to the show is free, open during mall hours.

April 29

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT with the Morgan String Bluegrass Band, Saturday, April 29, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

SPRING BIRDS & BUDS program, Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Walk in the park and learn how to identify birds and early wildflowers. All are welcome.

LYON STREET CEMETERY Association annual meeting, Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. at the home of Thelma Frederici. For info call secretary Susan Harvatine, 679–2386.

BUFFETT DINNER, April 29, 4:30 to ?, at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Take-outs available.

CHICKEN BBQ, April 29, Noon – 3:00 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. TAKE-OUT ONLY.

CHICKEN BBQ, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - ? at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna by Canawacta Lodge 360.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, April 29, 5:00 p.m. - ? at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

April 30

GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced four-mile hike. Learn about the surrounding natural history during rest stops. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, April 30, 11:30 AM – 2:00 P.M. at the Snake Creek Fire Hall. All are welcome, take-outs available.

May 1

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. Call 222-4240 or 289-4054 for info. All are welcome.

QUILT SHOW and classes, beginning Monday, May 1 through July 28 at the Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing. All are welcome.

May 3-6

RUMMAGE SALE, May 3,4, 5, 10 AM – 4 P.M. and Saturday, May 6 10 AM TO 12 NOON at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main Street, Susquehanna.

Sunday, May 7

The re-dedication of the Civil War Monument, on the Green in Montrose, will take place Sunday, May 7 at 2 P.M.  The Ezra S. Griffin, Camp #8, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will conduct the ceremony.


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Senior Menu

Senior Menu April 17 – 21

Monday, April 17: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and peanut butter, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, April 18: meat lasagna, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, April 19: Italian marinated chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, long grain brown rice, canned peaches.

Thursday, April 20: Swedish meatballs with noodles, baby carrots, coleslaw, honey wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh apple.

Friday, April 21: fish munchies, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cranberry juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, tartar sauce, Boston cream pie or diet chocolate pudding.

Senior Citizen Menu

Monday, April 24: Sliced roast turkey w/gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, Dutch country bread, graham crackers & peanut butter.

Tuesday, April 25: Salisbury steak w/gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.

Wednesday, April 26: stuffed pepper w/sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker & peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.

Thursday, April 27: Chicken marsala w/long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.

Friday, April 28: Seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, Dutch country w.w. bread, Quaker chewy granola bar.

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It’s Auction Night

The eighth year of Auction Night is shaping up to be the best ever! This fun-and laughter-filled event, which includes a buffet dinner, will be held at the VFW on April 22nd. A few of the special items this year are a week in an Outer Banks beach cottage; a certificate for stone wall building; an original copy of the Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and a lovely antique bowl and pitcher set. There are also bed-and-breakfast stays, event tickets, antiques, art, crafts, special baskets, extraordinary desserts, and much more, including wonderful door prizes.


This antique pitcher is part of a set that will be auctioned on April 22nd as a fundraiser for the Library & Historical Society. It was made by the Staffordshire (England) firm Cauldon between 1905 and 1920.

The doors open at 5, dinner starts at 5:30, and the auction begins at 6pm, hosted by entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington. Tickets are $5 each or $8 for a couple, available at the door. All proceeds support the Library and Historical Society. For more information on Auction Night, call 278-1881.

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EMTC Troupe Tackles Comedy - Musical

Endless Mountains Theatre Company is proud to announce its locally-produced version of the smash comedy-musical revue that has run for a decade in New York!

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, written by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, is a much-beloved sendup of romance -- from dating to in-laws -- in which a small, talented cast tackles over 60 roles.  If you do the math, you'll find that this means each of the four cast members plays an average of 15 parts!  It's a fast-paced revue (the song count would take up most of your fingers and toes) in which the parade of unforgettably-funny characters never lets up.  You'll like some of them, you'll hate some of them (you're meant to!), but you'll laugh at them all.

Pictured (l-r) is the cast of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: Tori Arnau, Tim Hutchins, Bob DeLuca, Jessica Williams.

As one might expect, a challenging production like this requires performers with a great deal of experience . . . and that's exactly what EMTC has here.  It's a surefire show with a seasoned cast -- community theatre at its best!

EMTC's production (directed by Bonnie Love) will take place at the Basil Leaf Restaurant in Montrose, PA on April 21-22 at 6:30 pm (dinner theatre, doors open at 6:00); and at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford (show only) on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and April 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Please note that reservations are required for the dinner-theatre performances -- call 570-434-2283 now.

And if you'd like to become part of Susquehanna County's award-winning community theatre group, come to EMTC's open auditions at Blue Ridge High School:  April 26 at 6:30 p.m. and April 29 at 9:30 a.m.  This summer's productions will be The Sound of Music and comedy Peril on the High Seas.  Join the fun! 

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National Community Development Week

Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority announces that April 17-23 was been designated as National Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) week.  This year marks the 32nd anniversary of this very successful program.  The CDBG program was enacted into law as part of the 1974 Housing Act.  It is a program that provides grants to eligible jurisdictions, including cities, counties, and states (In other words, this is some of our tax dollars being returned to us.)   CDBG’s main purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities to low and moderate income people.  It gives local government the flexibility to address community needs.  Too many citizens are unaware that they are seeing CDBG dollars at work throughout their communities every day. 

Susquehanna County receives approximately $300,000 each year to allocate to the various municipalities for eligible projects.   The Susquehanna County Housing/Redevelopment Authority administers this program on behalf of the Susquehanna County Commissioners.  Each year requests are solicited from all of the municipalities in the County and those that meet the eligibility requirements of the program are funded.  The Susquehanna County Commissioners have funded various projects including storm sewer and sanitary sewer repairs, handicap accessibility renovations in our various municipal buildings, community centers, street and road repairs, sidewalks and curbs, demolition of vacant and blighted buildings, economic development activities such as microbusiness counseling programs resulting in much needed job creation and retention, public service programs, and a housing rehabilitation grant program.  The housing rehabilitation program is a very popular and successful program that has assisted hundreds of Susquehanna County homeowners in making needed repairs to their homes.  This program preserves the existing housing stock and assists in the revitalization of our neighborhoods.

Since the beginning of the CDBG program, our communities have seen millions worth of needed renovations and improvements-all thanks to CDBG dollars. Unfortunately the Federal 2006 budget proposed the complete elimination of the CDBG program, but Congress did retain the program, with a 10% reduction from the previous year.  The Susquehanna County Housing/Redevelopment Authority, on behalf of the County Commissioners would like to thank our legislators for keeping the program intact and encourage them to continue to fund this very worthwhile program. 

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Older Adult Spelling Championship Set

The Area on Aging will be sponsoring an Older Adult Spelling Championship on Tuesday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Towanda American Legion Post 42, 912 Main Street, Towanda. The competition is open to adults 55 years of age and older who reside within the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga. Pre registration is required by May 5, in order to participate.

The local winner will advance to the 2006 Pennsylvania Older Adults Spelling Championship, which will be held in Schuylkill County on June 6.

If you would like to register, or need more information, contact 10800-982-4346.

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Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day Scheduled

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that there will be a make-up day for Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration on Tues., April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Elementary Health Office.

Any parent who registers a child for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten must bring a Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and Immunization Records. A General Health History form and Pupil Transportation form should be filled out at the time of registration.

A student must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2006 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten, and a student must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1, 2006 in order to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten.

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Sampson – Whitaker Reunion Scheduled

The sixteenth annual Sampson – Whitaker Reunion will be held on Monday, May 29 in Starrucca, PA. Meet at the Baptist Church at noon for dinner, then to the Methodist Church for the meeting.

All descendants of Lackawanna Trail. Ezekiel and Luranna Sampson and of Squire and Elisabeth Whitaker are most welcome to attend. Bring any pictures, questions and memorabilia you might have to share with your extended families.

Call William S. Young for more information at 570-727-2731.

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