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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society annual picnic will be held Thursday, July 20, 5:30 p.m. at Bud and Elaine Kaiser’s farm, Potter Hill Road (change of location). For directions, call Jim Beavans or Don Day.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
RAPTOR: Winged Carnivores program, Friday, July 21, 11 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 7-12, but all are welcome.
ED CAMP final performance, Friday, July 21, 7 p.m. in the Blue Ridge High School auditorium. Free. Hosted by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. All are welcome.
HAM & CABBAGE/FISH dinner, Friday, July 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
BIG FIELD DAY, Saturday, July 22, 9 t 3 at the Dave Jenner property, Rte. 706, one mile east of Rush. Quality Deer Management Assoc. experts, vendors, demonstrations, Q & A. All are welcome.
FLEA MARKET, craft fair and bake sale, Saturday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Refreshments available. All are welcome.
July 22 & 23
AUDUBON FESTIVAL, July 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack School in Hawley. Wildlife and nature artists, craftsmen, demonstrations. Admission. All are welcome.
HUNTER SAFETY COURSE, July 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Pre-registration required, call 879–2483.
WEINER ROAST, Sunday, July 23, 5 p.m. until dark at the Fairdale Township Park. Games, campfire sing-along. Bring lawn chair or blanket. All are welcome.
COLONIAL CAMPFIRE cooking program, Sunday, July 23, 1 to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, July 23, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CATERPILLAR THREAT meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m. at the Damascus Elementary School. For info call the PA Bureau of Forestry, 253-0930.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, July 26, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CATERPILLAR THREAT meeting, Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Elementary School. For info call the PA Bureau of Forestry, 253-0930.
LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, July 27, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER, Friday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge Kirkwood. Swedish meatballs or fish. All are welcome.
HEMLOCK CHALLENGES, Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 7-12, but all are welcome to take an exploratory hike to examine trees, the soil, and critters that live under fallen logs.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, July 29, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
BLUEGRASS CONCERT by “Spare Parts,” Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Starrucca Civic Association. All are welcome.
FLEA MARKET, Saturday, July 29, 9 – 3 at the Mountain View High School. Crafts, refreshments, more. Donations will be accepted for the Hop Bottom Methodist Church Food Bank. For info call the Mountain View Band Association, 222-4783 or 222-9695.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, July 30, beginning at noon at the Loyal Order of Moose 794, Susquehanna. Proceeds to benefit AnnMarie Wilber, to offset medical expenses. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Sunday, July 30, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Proceeds to benefit victims of the 2006 flood. All are welcome.
Monday, July 17: homemade meatloaf with gravy, mashed potato, broccoli and cauliflower, wheat bread, graham crackers, fresh orange.
Tuesday, July 18: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked carrots, wheat bread, cranberry juice, butterscotch pudding.
Wednesday, July 19: pork barbecue, baked beans, cabbage salad, hamburger bun, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, July 20: chicken casserole, green beans, pineapple juice, split top dinner roll, cherry pie, cherries.
Friday, July 21: macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, honey wheat bread, peaches.
Monday, July 24: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers, pineapple.
Tuesday, July 25: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday, July 26: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Thursday, July 27: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.
Friday, July 28: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in July 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 July 21 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.
On Tuesday, July 25, at 1 p.m. the Pennsylvania Welcome Center at Endless Mountains in Great Bend will unveil and dedicate its new Memorial Garden to pay tribute to the servicemen of First Battalion, 109th Mechanized Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard and to memorialize those men lost in Iraq.
The Memorial Garden project originated among the townspeople of the region who presented it to PENNDOT District 4-0.
It will be dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Daniel Arnold, Montrose; Staff. Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, Liberty; Spc. Oliver J. Brown, Athens.; Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, Greenfield Township; Spc. William L. Evans, Hallstead; Spc. Lee A. Wiegand, Hallstead and Sfc. George A. Pugliese, Carbondale, all of whom died while serving in Iraq.
On August 4 and 5, the St. Martin’s Players, under the direction of Dr. Christopher J. Lake, will bring the “hills alive with The Sound of Music.” This outside production of the beloved classic will begin at 6:30 p.m. on St. Martin of Tours Church grounds in Jackson, PA. Chairs will be provided; however, you may wish to bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II.
Tickets may be reserved from Deb at The Olde Church Emporium (756-3402 or 465-2152). Rain date is August 6.
This two-act musical traces the story of the Von Trapp family as it makes its way out of Austria in 1938 across the Alps to Switzerland. Maria, played by Jenni Marcho, begins the tale by coming over the Endless Mountains, singing the title song. Over the course of time, this adventurous, confident young novice changes Captain Von Trapp’s (Chris Lake) heart, teaches the Von Trapp children (Ellen Reavey, Liam Maloney, Katelyn Spellman, Peter Maloney, Theresa Whitehead, Katherine Kempa, and Cayli Allen) to sing, and captures the hearts of the young and old.
Playing the parts of Max and Elsa are Anthony Maloney and Sue Lee. Holly Snitzer, as Mother Abbess, will delight all with “Climb Every Mountain.” Other nuns include Sharon Panasevich, Pam Bagnall, Julie Hargett, Katherine Kempa, Mary Beth Freitag, Tracy Whitehead, and Cindy Guarnotta.
The Von Trapp household staff includes Justin Lee, Martina Lingobardo, and Elaine Arsenault. German forces will be represented by John Freitag, Andrew Whitehead, and Conner Freitag, playing the part of Rolf. Rounding out the cast are Kevin Klym, Lillian Klym, Dan Wolfe, Sharon Wolfe, Anja Whitehead, Hayley Maloney, Genavieve Maloney, Brooke Marvin, Lindsey Glidden, Meghan Spellman, and Deb McNamee.
Accompanying this cast of 38 are Fr. Ken Seegar, Melissa Leet, Connie Panasevich, Ashley Hubal, Holly Snitzer, and others.
Come celebrate with us the anniversary of this classic Broadway show. It will be a memory for family members of all ages.
Vacation Bible school will be held July 24 through July 28 at the First Baptist Church, 312 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Bible school will be conducted by Bill and Nancy Mason from Greenville, South Carolina. There will be Bible stories, songs, treats and prizes. If you need a ride or have any questions, call 853-4102.
The Thompson United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Fair on Saturday, September 2. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 3:00 p.m.
A Bake Sale, which will include Fill-a-Can with Cookies, homemade cakes, breads and pies will be offered. Lunch at the Sidewalk Cafe, live entertainment and the Attic Treasurers will be among the day’s activities. This year’s feature will be Make-Your-Own-Sundae, which we are sure kids of all ages should enjoy. If you are a crafter and are interested in setting up a table, call Tootsie Stone at 727-2158 for more information.
As in past years, we will begin collecting clean usable items, (no clothing please) for the Attic Treasures Sale. If anyone has items they would like to donate, please notify Joy Mead at 727-2518 to arrange for a day and time to leave articles.
The 27th annual Blueberry Festival, which will take place Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on the Village Green in Montrose, will feature dozens of events and activities. All proceeds from the event help operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches, and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels. Marianne Myer, Flo Whittaker are chairing the Festival this year.
At 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning the book sale opens, with donated hardcovers and paperbacks on sale in the book tent on the Green. Donations of good-quality used books are being accepted through Saturday, July 29 – please bring them to the library by then. New books, both children's and adults, will also be for sale.
The Crazy Country Quilters have hand-stitched a lovely Log Cabin pattern quilt in shades of dark blue, which will be raffled for the Festival. Raffle tickets are available now at the Library.
Don't bother holding that yard sale – the White Elephant Sale (Saturday only) will be glad to pass your treasures on. Please stop by the library or visit www.susqcolibrary.org/white_elephant.htm for information on the hours and place where items are being collected.
A giant golf umbrella with the new Association logo joins the wide range of Festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items. Once again, artist Sarah Miller has done a limited-edition print for the Festival – this year's watercolor is of daisies and blueberries – and there is a new pottery design. Mugs, note cards, pins, pewter key chains, aprons, and much more also make great souvenirs of Montrose and the Festival.
Volunteers are always needed to help with the Blueberry Festival. Anyone interested should call 278-1881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend will hold their annual 2006 Cruise-In on Friday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Each year, car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts bring their favorites to the Cruise-In for others to see. So be sure to bring yours, and be early to get a good spot for your vehicle.
This year the proceeds will be given to the area flood relief fund. There will be plenty of food available. Join for a fun evening and help local folks at the same time.
The rain date will be Saturday, July 22, noon to 4 p.m. if necessary.
The Baden-Powell Council, Delahanna District of the Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce this year’s Distinguished Citizens, Dick and Eloise Masters. The Masters have been involved in multiple community organizations including: First Congregational Church, Harford; Harford Lodge F & AM; Harford Fire Company; Harford Fair; Exchange Student Program; Scranton Pocono Girl Scout Council; Mountain View School District; County National Bank; Endless Mountains Health Systems; the American Red Cross and many other organizations.
The Distinguished Citizen Award is accorded to those who exemplify in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations as well as respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.
The Masters have not only contributed to community service organizations within the greater Susquehanna County community, but have also been a major contributor to the local economy through their business, Masters Ready Mixed Concrete.
Special recognition will also be bestowed upon Ira Reynolds, who has been continuously involved in scouting for a period of 83 years.
The Masters will be honored on August 12 at the Summit in New Milford. Information regarding the event may be obtained by contacting Loren Stone, Delahanna District Finance Chair at 278-3801 ext. 329.
Every summer, the Ed Lonzinski Middle/High School Theatre Camp is made possible by the generous support and contributions of our area's businesses, organizations, and individuals. And on Friday evening, July 21, Ed Camp will give back to northeastern Pennsylvania – by putting on a fantastic, free show!
This year’s Ed Campers rehearse for their final performance.
Photo by Joe Facinelli
The people behind Ed Camp – Endless Mountains Theatre Company, Dolly and Mike Lonzinski, and the many others who bring this dream to life – believe that a summer theatre camp provides an incomparable opportunity for young people to develop their talents. That's why EMTC rounds up top-notch teachers, schedules a comprehensive, well-rounded program, and even arranges for scholarships.
The program is named in honor of a gifted drama coach who, during his lifetime, devoted his energies toward nurturing his students' theatrical skills.
To crown Ed Camp week, the campers and staff work up a crowd-pleasing final performance, at which the intensive week of instruction, coaching, training, and practice translate into the magic of a live theatrical production. After all, getting out in front of an audience is what the theatre arts are all about! And Ed Camp Final Performance is not just for the campers' families – this high-quality, free public performance is intended as a gift to the entire community, an event that's really worth coming out for. You won't be disappointed.
Ed Camp Final Performance kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on July 21, at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford. And did we mention that it's free? For more information on Ed Camp Final Performance, Ed Camp 2007 registration, or Endless Mts. Theatre Co., call 278-7828 or visit www.4emtc.org.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has announced the 2006-2007 open application period for funding from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
Whether it’s rehabilitating a community athletic field, building a safer playground, preparing a watershed or greenway plan, developing an abandoned trail corridor or protecting a critical natural and open space area, DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program has the grants to meet your recreation and conservation needs.
DCNR will hold a pre-application workshop at Lackawanna College in Towanda on Thursday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m., in partnership with the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission. The workshop will be conducted by Dennis Demara and Lorne Possinger from DCNR’s Northeast Regional Office. Bring your recreational project plans and ideas to the workshop for review or comment. The workshop will provide tips for completion of your grant application, plus help you gain insight into the program priorities and application requirements.
RSVP to Heather Bartholomew at 265–9103 or toll-free at (888) 868–8800, or e-mail email@example.com by August 15.
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