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Senior Menu

An Empty Place At The Table
Garden Club To Hold Plant Sale
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Pleasant Mount Of Quilts Show Set
Fiber Festival Seeks Volunteers
Clifford Auxiliary Update
Free Composting Class
Give Mom A Gift She Will Want



May 10

YOUNG AT HEART luncheon, Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Presentation and discussion on financial issues affecting seniors, followed by a luncheon. Reservations requested, call 278–1001.

SEEDS, Tiny Packages of Life program, Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. at Salt Springs Park. Hands-on fun especially for kids 2 1/2 to 5 (with adult). Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.

SWISS STEAK DINNER, Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 11

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

May 12

JAMAICAN CHICKEN/FISH dinner, Friday, May 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 13

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. until gone at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Take out or eat in. all are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. All are welcome.

BIRDING program with Ron Milliken, Saturday, may 13, 6:00 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. Call 879–4244 for info. All are welcome.

VALERIE (HOLMES) SHOOK WALK to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, Saturday, May 13. Registration, 9:30 a.m. at the Pump-n-Pantry, Montrose. For info call 278–1881. All are welcome.

MIGRATORY BIRD COUNT, Saturday, May 13, 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., spearheaded by Cornell Labs. For info call 226–8847.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Elk Lake American Legion. All are welcome.

VALERIE (HOLMES) SHOOK Memorial Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. beginning at the Pump’n’Pantry, Montrose. For information call 278–1881.

EAST ARARAT CEMETERY Association meeting, Saturday, May 13, 5 p.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, May 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Center. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team. All are welcome.

May 13 & 14

“LOVE LETTERS” dinner theater, Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at P. J. O’hare’s Susquehanna. Reservations required, call the Endless Mountains Theatre Co., 434–2283.

May 14

DINNER CONCERT, Sunday, May 14 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Buffet dinner at 12:30, followed by a presentation by a team from the Word of Life Bible Institute. For reservations, call 278–1001. All are welcome.

MOTHER’S DAY Get Movin’ Hike, Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced, four-mile hike. All are welcome.

May 15

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

May 16

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 17

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

TREES ARE TERRIFIC program, Wednesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 2 1/2 to 5, with adult. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

May 18

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

May 19

“SOULFIRE” concert, Friday, May 19, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.

LASAGNA/FISH DINNER, Friday, May 19, 6 – 8 m at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 19 & 20

TREASURE, RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 19, 8 – 3 and Saturday, May 20, 9 – noon at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments available. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Lunch available both days. All are welcome.

May 19 – 21

LADIES’ SCRAPBOOKING weekend, May 19 through 20 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Registration fee. Call 278–1001 for info.

May 20

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. until gone at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the Canawacta Lodge No. 360. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, May 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

PLANT SALE, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gazebo on The Green, Montrose. Hosted by the Garden Club of Montrose. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, car wash, bake sale, yard/tent sale, Saturday, May 20 at Hallstead Plaza. sponsored by the Blue Ridge Girls’ Basketball Booster Club. All are welcome.

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL Tourney, Saturday, May 20, at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. 8-14 year olds at 8:30, 14 and up at noon. Registration fee. Rain date May 21. All are welcome.

BRADFORD COUNTY Quilters picnic, Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Heron Gallery. Bring a dish to pass and a show-and-tell project. Call 746–4922 for info.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, May 20, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.

BASHA KILL field trip, Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. For info call the NE PA Audubon Society, 679–9969.

BIRDING with Evan Mann, Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. For info call 879–4244. All are welcome.

May 21

MS WALK, Sunday, May 21 in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. For info call the Central PA Chapter, National MS Society, 1-800-227-2108.

SPAGHETTI LUNCH, Sunday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Lodge, Thompson. Eat in or take out. Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 81. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST with Bill Flynn, Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Sunday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community School. Arts and Crafts, Flea Market. Proceeds benefit the Education Association scholarship program. Admission. For info call (607) 775–9043. All are welcome.

OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, May 21, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Wyoming County Historical Society, Tunkhannock. For info call 836–5303. All are welcome.

VOICES FOR VICKI Victoria Webster Scholarship benefit, Sunday, May 21, 1 – 6 p.m. at Munley’s Grove. Live bands, all you can eat barbecue. Admission. For info call 289–8708 or 465–3825. All are welcome.

May 22

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. Call 222-4240 or 289-4054 for info. All are welcome.

May 23

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.


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Senior Menu Senior Menu May 8 – 12

Monday, May 8: Sloppy Joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.

Tuesday, May 9: seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.

Wednesday, May 10: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.

Thursday, May 11: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.

Friday, May 12; macaroni and cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.

Senior Menu May 15 - 19

Monday, May 15: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, peas, orange, rye bread, fresh apple.

Tuesday, May 16: Blue Ridge Center closed for Election Day; Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, May 17: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.

Thursday, May 18: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.

Friday, May 19: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.


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An Empty Place At The Table

The Women’s Resource Center and the Marian Community Hospital are cosponsoring an exhibition of the memorial art exhibit, An Empty Place at the Table, to recognize National Nurses’ Day in May.

Area domestic violence homicide victims are remembered by family, friends, and local domestic violence advocates through a memorial art exhibit, An Empty Place at the Table. Approximately every third day in the United States, a person is killed in an act of domestic violence, typically by her current or former spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or family member. The murder leaves an empty place at the family’s table, in the workplace, in the faith community, and the community as a whole.

The Women’s Resource Center began the memorial art exhibit in 1993 to recognize the lives lost within Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties due to domestic violence. Family members and friends honor their loved one through a dinner place setting and accompanying personal items to reflect the personality and interests of the victim. An Empty Place at the Table seeks to remember individual women and children, to increase the understanding of the deadliness of domestic violence, and to call upon individuals and communities to work to end domestic violence.

An Empty Place at the Table memorial art exhibit will be on display at the Marian Community Hospital’s Marian Hall, 141 Salem Avenue, Carbondale on Tuesday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. For further information on the event, contact WRC at 346–4460, ext. 242 or Marian Community Hospital at 281–5381.

Services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence are free and confidential. If you or someone you know needs help, call 24 hours a day (570) 346–3460 or (800) 257–5765.

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Garden Club To Hold Plant Sale

The members of the Garden Club of Montrose are busy dividing and potting up perennials from their gardens in preparation for their upcoming plant sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the gazebo on The Green in Montrose.  There will be no early sales. The Penn State Master Gardeners will have a table set up at the sale and will have gardening information available to the public.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in May 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 May 26 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 Hallstead-Great Bend 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 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.

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Pleasant Mount Of Quilts Show Set

The Pleasant Mont Public Library and the Pleasant Mount Community Center are sponsoring “A Pleasant Mount Of Quilts” Quilt Show on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will be held in the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free.

Quilt Show Director, Lorraine Fenstermacher says there will be quilting demonstrations, quilt appraisals, and quilting supply vendors available throughout the day. Some of the quilts displayed will be for sale that day. There will be fat quarter raffle baskets presented by the Pleasant Mount Quilting Guild.

You still have time to enter a quilt in the show; just call the library at 448–2573 or Lorraine Fenstermacher at 448–3255 for an entry form. This is a white glove show.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, including a bake sale.

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Fiber Festival Seeks Volunteers

The PA Endless Mountains Fiber Festival planning committee in conjunction with Penn State Extension is looking for volunteers to assist with planning and marketing the annual fiber and fiber-related show for the area. The Harford Fairgrounds are reserved for September 9 and 10 for the event.

Planning meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of each month. This month’s meeting is scheduled for May 15 at Old Mill Village in New Milford starting at 7:00 p.m. The committee is looking for volunteers that are enthusiastic and with fresh ideas about what the festival should represent. They should be willing to attend most of the planning meetings and are asked to assist at the festival as well.

The festival will include raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, spinning and weaving supplies, fiber arts and crafts, sheep skin products, and more. There will be vendors, exhibitors, animals, workshops and competitions. Potential vendors from throughout the Northeastern United States have been contacted. The goal is to have 100 exhibitors participating in the festival.

If you have an interest in helping a festival like this one succeed in our area, please join for the next planning meeting at Old Mill Village on May 15. If you’d like to volunteer but can’t make it to the meeting or if you’d like more information, you can contact Catherine Bente at (570) 465-3360 or Joann Kowalski at (570) 278-1158.

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Clifford Auxiliary Update

The Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary held their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 6.

We discussed upcoming events like the Bicentennial and the picnic. We will be marching in the parade for the Bicentennial, and are ordering polo shirts with the Ladies’ Auxiliary logo embroidered on it. Any member or chartered member interested in ordering a shirt or riding on the float, contact Christina or Ellie DeFazio at 222–4105. We must have your order by May 31.

The next meeting will be Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.

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Free Composting Class

The Master Gardeners of Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County will be offering a free, one- hour composting class on Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna County Extension Office Building, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose in the downstairs conference room.

A free compost bin will be supplied by DEP to the first 24 participants (limit one per household).

Registration is required, call 278-1158.

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Give Mom A Gift She Will Want

This Mother’s Day give a gift that keeps on giving. Long after the candy has been eaten and the flowers wilted, the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Golf Privilege Club® will still be enjoyed by the lady in your life. The golf discount program is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. The Golf Privilege Club® (GPC) is a great way to try out different courses and save money at the same time.

Golf Privilege Club® cardholders are entitled to golfing opportunities at over 150 different courses and driving ranges throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Courses offer free or reduced green fees. The Golf Privilege Club® program is an inexpensive, yet useful Mother’s day gift for only $20.

The American Lung Association golf discount program makes a great gift anytime of year. For more information on the program, call the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania at 1-800-932-0903. For a list of participating courses and driving ranges, visit: Cards can be ordered over the phone with quick turn-around time or order on-line.

This year give mom a Mother’s Day gift she will really appreciate and use. Call today and put a smile on the face of your favorite golfer this season!

Money raised stays in the region to support programs, services, research and advocacy efforts by the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic.

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