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Senior Menu

EMHR Reschedules Workshop
Visitors Bureau Accepting Events
Welcome Planned For Sst. Michael Carmody
Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Contest
Register For Story Hour
Read For The Record At The Harford Fair
Endless Mountains Fiber Festival Set


August 16

OPEN AUDITIONS, Wednesday, August 16 for “Lust, Lugers and Larceny,” 7 p.m. at the Head Start office in the New Milford Armory. For info call the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., 278–7828.

August 17

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 17, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, August 17, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro building. Program will be on early bicycles. All are welcome.

August 18

SWEDISH MEATBALLS/FISH dinner, Friday, August 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

August 19

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, August 19, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Performers will be Just Us. Admission. Refreshments available. All are welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, August 19, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.

HAM & CABBAGE/FISH dinner, Friday, August 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, August 19, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

BINGO, Saturday, August 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. All are welcome.

FREE Children’s Identification Program, Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Hop Bottom Bicentennial. Sponsored by the Masons. All are welcome.

CANCELLATION: The square dance to be held Saturday, August 19 at the Starrucca Community Hall has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

August 20

BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. All are welcome.

BOW SHOOT, Sunday, August 20, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. All are welcome.

BENEFIT BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 20, 8 a.m. to noon at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. Proceeds benefit the Northern Wayne Community Library. All are welcome.

August 22

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 22, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge. All are welcome.

August 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 23, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

August 23 & 24

AARP DRIVER Safety Program August 23 and 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For info or to register (required), call Irene Messinger, 798–2938.

August 24

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

August 25

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is August 25 for a Romance Writers of America workshop, to be held September 8-9 at the Holiday Inn, Ithaca. For info, visit

August 26

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, August 26, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, August 26, beginning at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary. All are welcome.

CRICKETS, KATYDIDS and Coneheads with Julian Shepherd, Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Capture a variety of insects and learn about their lives. All are welcome.

August 27

WAYMAN/HOBBS/WELCH 93rd reunion, Sunday, August 27, will be held at the home of Bonnie (Welch) Brigham, Lake Roy. Bring info for book and covered dish.

BEN STONE MEMORIAL Music Contest, Sunday, August 27, 1 p.m. at the old Presbyterian Church in New Milford. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 27, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

August 29

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.


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Senior Menu August 14 – 18

Monday August 14: sliced roast beef with gravy, mashed potato, baby carrots, coleslaw, rye bread, pears.

Tuesday, August 15: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday August 16: Italian sausage sandwich with onions and peppers, baked beans, cranberry juice, granola bar, vanilla pudding.

Thursday August 17: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, salad, green beans, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie.

Friday August 18: lemon pepper cod, brown rice, peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, peaches.

Senior Menu August 21 - 25

Monday, August 21: pork chop with stuffing, sweet potato, green beans, rye bread, grape juice, apple sauce.

Tuesday, August 22: cube steak with tomato and onions, egg noodles, succotash, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, August 23: breaded chicken patty with bun, potato salad, broccoli, fresh apple.

Thursday, August 24: spaghetti and meatballs, Italian green beans, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Friday, August 25: chicken marsala, white rice, mixed vegetables, cabbage salad, whole wheat bread, pears.

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EMHR Reschedules Workshop

TOWANDA - The final workshop in a series sponsored by Endless Mountains Heritage Region Inc. (EMHR), entitled "Great Tours" is scheduled to start at 10 a.m., Friday, August 18, at the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, 75 Church Street in Montrose. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The workshop was originally scheduled for June 28 in Tunkhannock but was rescheduled due to the June flooding. It will be especially helpful for people involved with local museums, educational organizations, historical societies and sites throughout the Endless Mountains Region. Participants will learn the basics of developing a guided tour for their historic site.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend. To register, email or call the office at (570) 265-1528.

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Visitors Bureau Accepting Events

Events that take place between October 1, 2006, and March 31, 2007, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2006-07 Fall/Winter Calendar of Events.

Any public event that is sponsored by a community or non-profit organization can be submitted for the upcoming calendar, free of charge. The events must take place in the Endless Mountains Region – Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

To get an event in the calendar, log onto the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau website - – and click on “events.” At the bottom of the events opening page, you will find where to “add an event.” Events that have multiple dates must be submitted individually. Once reviewed, it will be put on the bureau’s website for immediate viewing by the public. The bureau reserves the right to edit and/or delete any submission. Anyone without Internet access can contact the bureau and request a calendar of events form.

All events received by the August 25 deadline will be printed in the calendar of events brochure for distribution throughout the Endless Mountains Region, the surrounding area, and to potential visitors that request information on the area.

For more information or to request a form, call the visitors bureau at 836-5431 or



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Welcome Planned For Sst. Michael Carmody

SSgt. Michael J. Carmody of Thompson, PA and the 3/5 Lima Co. returned to Camp Pendleton, CA on Sunday, August 6 after an eight-month deployment in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were welcomed by family and friends who were anxiously awaiting their arrival. This was SSgt. Carmody's second deployment since September, 2005. Ssgt. Carmody is a United States Marine, in the Infantry Division and has been on active duty since 1997. Ssgt. Carmody comes home to his wife, Danielle Carmody, and two children, Ryan and Maura Carmody. Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Carmody, Thompson, PA.

The American Legion Riders have organized a motorcycle escort from the Lenox VFW on Saturday, August 19 when SSgt. Carmody returns to his hometown. Riders will meet at the VFW at 11:30 a.m. and will escort SSgt. Carmody and his family from Lenox through Thompson and into Susquehanna. Community members, family, and friends are asked to show their support by gathering on Main St., Thompson or on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Susquehanna as Ssgt Carmody comes through town.

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Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Contest

Harford, PA – Calling all bakers for the 2006 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on Monday, August 21 at the Harford Fair. The contest is co-sponsored by the Hershey Company and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

Over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best cake and tastiest cookies, brownies or bars in the youth category. The Harford Fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Hershey’s Cocoa Classic blue ribbon winner held each January at the 2007 Pennsylvania State Farm Show. First place winners at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash grand prize of $500 for the winning cake recipe and $250 for the winning cookie, brownie or bar recipe.

These delicious creations will be auctioned off at the fair on Monday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. For the seventh year, people will be given the opportunity to enjoy these tasty baked goods.

Whether you own a business or just have a hungry family, be sure to make the auction one of your stops at the fair and place your bid on a prize-winning baked item.

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Register For Story Hour

Now is the time to register your young child for the '06-'07 Story Hour program at the Montrose Branch of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. Story Hour runs each year from September through May. For an hour each week, children listen to a story, watch a movie, play games, and make a craft to take home. There are two sessions, which are held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Special programs during the year celebrate holidays and occasions like National Library Week.

Stop by the library and fill out a registration form. After the openings have been filled, a waiting list will be started. To attend, children must be at least three and a half years old, and their parents must be members of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. If you have any questions about the program, please call (570) 278-1881; however, registration will only be accepted in person.

"Story Hour is often a child's first introduction to group activities," said Amy Johnson, Story Hour Director. "It's wonderful to see how much they change and grow over the year. We all have a lot of fun."

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Read For The Record At The Harford Fair

In conjunction with Jumpstart and its National Early Literacy Reading Campaign, the Harford Fair and Penguin Group (USA) have joined together to host a shared reading event at the Harford Fair Grandstands on Thursday morning, August 24, at 10:30.

Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization seeking to prepare children to succeed by developing a familiarity with books as well as a love of reading. The goal is to pair adults and children for the largest shared reading experience ever. Efforts will be combined with other Read for the Record events throughout the country. For example, Matt Lauer will be reading The Little Engine that Could live in Rockefeller Center that morning. If successful, all events will be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Check out these websites for additional information:

Admission to the Harford Fair Grandstands is free. The first 800 children 11 years old and younger will receive a free copy of The Little Engine that Could, the book to be read on August 24. Sherman Burdette, WNEP-TV's consumer advocate, is the scheduled celebrity reader.

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Endless Mountains Fiber Festival Set

The third annual Endless Mountains Fiber Festival is planned for September 9 and 10 at the Harford Fairgrounds. The annual fiber and fiber-related show will include raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, spinning and weaving supplies, fiber arts and crafts, sheep skin products, and more. Gates open on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The two-day event will feature demonstrations and educational programs. Demonstrations include plant dyeing, English wool combs, angora rabbits: from fleece to spinning, sheep shearing and felting a wool hat. There will also be border collie demonstrations on Saturday in the morning and afternoon. Food and refreshments will be available as well.

For additional information visit or call Penn State Cooperative Extension at (570) 278-1158.

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