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Senior Menu

Youthfest Supported By Tobacco Settlement

80th Birthday Open House
Wildflower Walk At Shelly Preserve
Old Mill Village Opens Season
Courthouse Closing
Rail–Trail Meeting



May 24

ANIMAL BABIES program, Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Especially for kids 2 1/2 to 4 years, with adult. Hands–on fun and outdoor exploration. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 24, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 25

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 25, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

May 26

FARMERS’ MARKET, every Friday beginning on May 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. All are welcome.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 26 for the Rush Alumni Banquet to be held on June 3 at St. Francis Church, Friendsville. For info call Mary Keenan, 553–2431.

PORK/FISH Dinner, Friday, May 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, May 26, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. All you can eat! Takeouts available. All are welcome.

May 26 – 28

PENNY Bluegrass Festival, May 26 – 28 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 775-4163.

May 27

LAMB CEMETERY ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Saturday, May 27, 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery. All lot owners and interested persons are urged to attend.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH yard sale, Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford, rain or shine. Lunch available. All are welcome.

YOUTH FEST, Saturday, May 27, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Pool Park, New Milford. Entertainment, games, food, crafts, prizes, more. Free. For info call 278–1000.

BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Refreshments available. Call 798–2444 for info. All are welcome.

BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Square Apartments Community Room. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 27, noon to 2 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Ararat Cemetery Association. All are welcome.

May 28

BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 28, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, May 28, beginning at noon at the Green Gables, New Milford. Sponsored by the Columbia Hose Co. All are welcome.

WOOL, TEXTILES & SCOTTISH HERITAGE program, Sunday, May 28, noon to 5 p.m. at Old Mill Village. For info call 278–1886 or 278–3199. All are welcome.

May 29

VETERANS PARADE, Monday, May 29 at 10:00 in Montrose. Memorial Tribute to follow on the Green, hosted by VFW Post 5642. All are welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 29, beginning at noon at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Fr. Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 222-4240 or 289-4054. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Monday, May 29 in Montrose, beginning after the conclusion of the Veterans’ Memorial Service on the Green. Drive-up at André’s Mill, Cherry St., or sit down at the Montrose Fire Hall. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Monday, May 29, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Clifford Baptist Church. Preorders only, call 222-4328 or 222-4210. All are welcome.

MEMORIAL SERVICE in Starrucca, at the Memorial Board, 9:30 a.m. Procession to Cemetery. Chicken and biscuit dinner in Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.

STARRUCCA CEMETERY Association meeting, Monday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church.

May 30

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

June 2

BOOK SIGNING & SOCIAL for the release of Clifford Township’s historical book, Friday, June 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clifford Township Fire Hall. All are welcome.

June 3

LABYRINTH WALK, Saturday, June 3, 1-3 p.m. at the Self-discovery Wellness Arts Center. Admission. Call 278-9256 for info. All are welcome.

MIDTOWN FESTIVAL, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main St., New Milford. Crafts, food, games, horse rides. Call 465-3394 for info. All are welcome.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.

WOOL FIBERS DAY, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Demonstrations of wool cleaning, carding, spinning, dyeing, and weaving, with ewe and lambs present. All are welcome.

WALK IN & WEAVE, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to non at Salt Springs State Park. Try your hand at weaving on antique looms, with instructor. All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, June 3, 7 – 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

June 4

HYMN SING, Sunday, June 4, 4:00 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. A program of hymns and special music is planned. All are welcome.

WORLD OF NATURE program, Sunday, June 4, noon to 5 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Frog jumping contest at 1 p.m. For info call 879-4894. All are welcome.

June 5

FAMILY AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. For info call 222-4240 or 289-4054. All are welcome.

June 6

LINE DANCING CLASS for adults age 60+, beginning June 6 at the Susquehanna Senior Center. Free. For info call 853–3967.


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Senior Menu May 22 – 26

Monday, May 22: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, honey wheat bread, apricots, graham crackers.

Tuesday, May 23: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, May 24; char broiled beef patty, home-style beens, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit, chocolate chip granola bar.

Thursday, May 25: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.

Friday, May 26: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.

Senior Menu May 29 – June 2

Monday, May 29: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and peanut butter, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, May 30: meat lasagna, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, May 31: Italian marinated chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, long grain brown rice, canned peaches.

Thursday, June 1: Swedish meatballs with noodles, baby carrots, coleslaw, honey wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh apple.

Friday, June 2: fish munchies, mashed potatoes,  mixed vegetable, cranberry juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, tartar sauce, Boston cream pie or diet chocolate pudding.


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Youthfest Supported By Tobacco Settlement

On May 27, the Drug and Alcohol Commission of Susquehanna County will be sponsoring Youthfest 2006 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Milford Blue Ridge Pool Park.

In 1998, the federal government sued the major cigarette companies for not warning the public about the health dangers of cigarette smoking as well as subversive advertising which attempts to lure youth into a lifetime of cigarette addiction.

Over the next 24 years $246 billion are expected to be secured through the lawsuit and a portion of that settlement is given to individual states to use for tobacco-related issues such as cessation programs and prevention.

The Youthfest is one example of how these dollars can be utilized. Our target is also the youth, with hopes of giving them choices to healthy living vs. a lifetime of addiction to cigarettes.

Come and support our efforts on May 27 at the Youthfest in New Milford, an afternoon of local kids’ bands, games, prizes and much more. For more information contact the Susquehanna County Drug and Alcohol Commission at 278–1000.

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80th Birthday Open House


The family of Martha G Tomlin (pictured above) will be hosting an open house in celebration of her 80th birthday, Saturday, June 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Bend Borough Building.

All are invited to make this a memorable time by sharing a “story or two” and enjoying the fun, food and festivities.

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Wildflower Walk At Shelly Preserve

Florence Shelly Preserve, just north of Thompson, PA, is recognized as a place of uncommon diversity, in part because it hosts several species that are rarely seen that far south.

This is true not only of several species of birds and of the balsam fir that first brought this secluded wetlands area to the attention of naturalists, but of a few species of wildflowers as well. On Sunday, June 4, a nature walk sponsored by the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee will focus on both rare and common wildflowers, all of them a delight to discover hidden among leaves, clustered along streambeds, and nestled against rocky outcroppings. The walk, which begins at 2:00 p.m., will be led by two amateur naturalists, a grandfather and grandson team, Mike and Luke Yavorosky, assisted by Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee member, Dave Clemens.

One of the boreal, or cold-area, flowers you’re likely to spot on this walk is the clintonia, with its large, dark green leaves and small, bell-like flowers. Another is the painted trillium, with its three distinctive leaves and three white, pink-centered petals. The walk leaders know where spring wildflowers hide and will lead you along the trails to secluded areas where you can see goldthread, maidenhair ferns, starflowers, and sensuous pink lady's slippers. Moist soil by the glacial pond and along stream beds offers ideal habitat for Jack-in-the-pulpit.

Mike Yavorosky, an outdoorsman and nature lover, taught world history in the Carbondale public school system until his retirement. Luke Yavorosky, age 13, has enthusiastically followed in his grandfather’s footsteps. In fact, he has followed those footsteps almost from the time he was able to take steps of his own. Mike recalls taking the boy for his first nature walk when he was only 18 months old.

Since that time, grandfather and grandson have gone on numerous field trips together and undertaken several innovative projects. They are currently working together to reproduce lady’s slipper orchids by natural methods, a very difficult process, and are creating a native plant preserve on a highly unusual piece of property owned by Mr. Yavorosky. The place is about two-thirds of a mile long and fifty feet wide on either side of a stream.

Walk participants will meet at the parking lot, one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. Some areas of the trail may be wet, so protective footwear is highly recommended. For further information, contact Carol or Dave Clemens, 879–4244.

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Old Mill Village Opens Season

The 2006 season opens at Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford, on Sunday, May 28 with “Wool, Textiles and Scottish Heritage.” Hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Old Mill Village turns back the clock to the early days of self-sufficiency, when what you wore and what you ate was grown on your own plot of land or in the next township. Live animals, used for textile production, will inhabit the Village for the day. Border Collies will herd sheep at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Roger Sherman will shear the woollies throughout the afternoon, and Esther Welden will show how to dye wool using plants. There will be continuous spinning and weaving in the Spinning House while, outside, the processing of flax will take place.

Dave Ingerson will entertain and educate as he sings the ballads and relates the history of Scotland. He is joined by Marty Devault of Endicott, playing the bagpipes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. The Gallery Museum will host representatives of area families having Scottish roots, sharing ancestry and exchanging stories.

A knitting championship will be held at 4:00 to find the fastest knitter. Needles and yarn will be provided.

For information, call Esther at 278–1886 or Cindy at 278–3199.

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Courthouse Closing

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, 29, 2006, in observance of Memorial Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Rail–Trail Meeting


The Rail–Trail Council of NE PA will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 25, at the Candlelight Inn, Herrick Center. Dinner will be available from the menu at 6 p.m., with the meeting following at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Discussed will be the trail construction and sewer line replacement projects. New brochures and trail guides are in development. Fundraising efforts will step up as plans are being formalized for the extension of trail improvements to Thompson. Call the office for details or questions, 785–7245.

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