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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 22, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL of NE PA meeting, Thursday, March 22 at the Ben-Mar, Carbondale. Dinner available at 6, meeting to follow at 7. Call 785-7245 for info.
GRAZING CONFERENCE, Friday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall. Registration fee includes lunch. Call Ryan Koch at 282-8723, ext. 610 for info.
POETRY AT THE PARK, Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Tranquil gathering before a glowing fire, share or just listen to poetry inspired by the beauty of the natural world.
CHICKEN/PASTA/FISH dinner, Friday, March 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CALLIGRAPHER’S GUILD of NE PA meeting, Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University. For info call 347–5063.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, March 23, 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. All you can eat!
March 23 & 24
RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Community Development Association.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, March 24, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Montrose Fire Hall. Eat in or take out. Sponsored by the South Montrose Community Church.
HEAT AT THE SEAT chili cook-off and auction, Saturday, March 24 at the County Seat, Montrose. Auction bidding begins at 2 p.m., chili contest judging at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Endless Mts. Medical Care Foundation.
WOODS WALK, Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Birchardville General Store. For info call Jim Kessler, 278-4600, ext. 270.
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, Saturday, March 24 at the Montrose High School. Registration at 8:30 a.m., play begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee. Call 278-6218 for info. Sponsored by the senior class.
SPAGHETTI DINNER and bake sale, Saturday, March 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All you can eat. Takeouts available.
OLD FASHIONED 50-50 BINGO, Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m. at Fairdale Grange Hall. Refreshments available.
CALLIGRAPHER’S GUILD of NE PA workshop, Saturday, march 24, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Marywood University. For info or to register call 347–5063.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Lake Firemen’s Hall.
SPRING DINNER, Sunday, March 25, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Seatings at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. takeouts available.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 25, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
THOMAS DUBLIN, author of “The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the 20th Century,” will speak Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. at the Forest City Boro Building. Sponsored by the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Forest City Library.
BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE training, Monday, March 26 at the Susquehanna County Extension Office. Recertification class at 6 p.m., new producers class at 7 p.m. For info call 278-1158.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, March 28, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
FISH FRY DINNER, Friday, March 30, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Takeouts available.
DANCING, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Music by Ron Sherwood. Must be 21.
CLAM CHOWDER SALE, Friday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Manhattan and New England. Call 879-2907 or 465-3896 to order.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Friday, March 30, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale United Methodist Church. All you can eat!
DINNER, stuffed peppers or fish and pirohy, Friday, March 30, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
March 30 & 31
ANYTHING GOES, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. at the Windsor High School. Call (607) 655-8250 for info.
March 30 – April 1
ULTIMATE SCRAPBOOKING PARTY, March 30 – April 1 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Call 278-1001 for info.
RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, March 31, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange Hall. All animals must be leashed or boxed. Bring proof of prior shot to get three-year certificate.
March 31 & April 1
HUNTER SAFETY COURSE, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Registration required, call 879-2483.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 1, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
LADIES’ EASTER TEA, Tuesday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Reservations required, call 278-1001.
Senior Center Menu March 19 - 23
Monday, March 19: Sloppy Joe, hamburger bun, scalloped potatoes, corn, chewy granola bar, fresh orange.
Tuesday, March 20: barbecue chicken, mashed potato, cabbage salad, Italian blend vegetables, butter top whole wheat bread, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.
Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak with gravy, brown rice, spinach, seeded rye bread, pears.
Thursday, March 22: sliced ham, sweet potato, green peas, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, chocolate pudding.
Friday, March 23: breaded chicken cutlet, macaroni salad, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, peaches.
Senior Center Menu March 26 – 30
Monday March 26: chili, Italian vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, March 27: honey mustard chicken, sweet potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, chocolate pudding.
Wednesday, March 28: oriental pepper steak, carrots, brown rice, country honey bread, apple, orange juice.
Thursday, March 29: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, noodles, Italian bread, mandarin oranges.
Friday, March 30: sweet and sour meatballs, peas & carrots, white rice, whole wheat bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding, grape juice.
“Alive to the Call: Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania 1880-1935,” is currently on display at the University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery through March 30. The exhibit is curated by Josephine Dunn, PH. D., associate professor of art history.
The exhibit celebrates the lives of numerous women in the region. During the Progressive Era, women throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania were actively involved in culture, politics, business, education and philanthropy. This exhibition documents their presence in the region through art and artifacts loaned by local historical societies. As an initiative encouraging continued women’s research projects, “Alive to the Call” is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society had numerous paintings, writings and artifacts selected for the exhibit. Among them are the portraits of Annie Drinker, Sarah Walker, Elizabeth Benedict Smith and paintings by Susan C. Waters, who grew up in Friendsville. On display are the manuscript and an original copy of Emily C. Blackman’s History of Susquehanna County, PA, published in 1873; a book of poetry by Edith May, better known as Annie Drinker; the writing desk of Sarah Walker; a sampler wrought by Julia Abigail Jones while at the Montrose Academy in 1822, when she was 9 years old.
Hours for the exhibit are Sunday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Evening hours Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call the art gallery at 941-4214.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced that Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conference slips with the student's day and scheduled time will be sent home with all students on Thursday, March 29.
The Fall conference schedule will be used for the Spring conference.
The public is cordially invited to join the Countryside Conservancy as it presents its 2007 Stewardship Awards on Wednesday, March 28. This free event starts at 7:00 p.m. at Evans Hall, Keystone College; a latte bar and desserts will be offered.
All are encouraged to attend and help the Conservancy honor ten property owners in our region as outstanding stewards of their farms, homes, buildings and lands. Awards will be presented in three categories: working farms, residential properties and special use properties. This year’s award winners hail from Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. Four farms will be honored, along with three homes and three “special use” properties.
Award winners will receive certificates of appreciation and a one-year membership in the Conservancy. Jo-Ellen Greene and Susan Scranton Dawson are co-chairs of this year’s Stewardship Awards Committee; other committee members are Lydia Coulter, Jim Garner, Margaret Hull, Ernie Keller, Gerald Kenjorski, Mary Rhodes, Joanne Smith and Ed Zygmunt.
The Stewardship Awards were instituted over a decade ago to express the Conservancy's appreciation for the efforts of good stewards of the land. The Countryside Conservancy conserves lands and water in and near the Tunkhannock Creek watershed for the public benefit now, and for the future.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Forest City Library will host a talk based on the book, “The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the 20th Century.” Thomas Dublin, author and Professor of History at Binghamton University, will present his research on the Anthracite Region at the Forest City Borough Building, on Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m.
The book, co-authored by Walter Licht, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, presents a human story, tracing the fate of individuals who labored in a harsh environment, some who migrated and others who remained in the region once the mines closed. In 1917 there were 175,000 people employed in Anthracite mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today there are fewer than a thousand. Chapters are devoted to interviews with miners who lost their jobs during the 1940’s and 50’s and the children of miners, who often fared better economically than their parents.
The mining of anthracite involved both careful business decisions by entrepreneurs and the backbreaking physical labor of men willing to work underground. Railroad interests, especially the DL&W and the Lehigh Valley, owned many of the mines. But Thomas Dublin points out that the improvement in transportation was not matched by an upgrade of work in the mines. Also, labor relations were never easy in the coalfields, which were organized by the United Mine workers of America. Much of the story of The Face of Decline is a story of labor strife, from the era of the legendary Molly Maguires to the rise of the United Mine Workers as one of the most powerful, and most controversial, labor organizations in the country.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author at the conclusion of the talk.
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