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Senior Menu

Children’s Fair In Forest City
Farm Bureau To Host Candidates’ Forum
BSA Delahanna District Sets Annual Meeting
Universalists Announce Holy Week Services
Ecumenical Way Of The Cross
16th Birthday!
A Call For Volunteers For County Cleanup
“Sowing The Wind,” A Farm Safety Play


April 5

BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 5, 1:30 to 6:30 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Walk-ins welcome. For appointment call 278–1427.

BUILDING PRODUCTIVE GROUPS workshop, Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office, Towanda. For info or to register, call 265–2896.

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS recertification meeting, Thursday, April 5, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. For info or to register, call the Extension office, 278–1158.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 5, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

April 6

FISH FRY, Friday, April 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion Post 357.

DINNER, macaroni and cheese, pirohy or fish, Friday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 7

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 7, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

April 10

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 11

GAS LEASING workshop, Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church. For info or reservations (required) call the Extension office, 278–1158.

CITY CHICKEN, Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 12

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY with Steve Youngs, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. to close at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 13

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 13 & 14

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Lunch available.

April 14

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, April 14, 4 m to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 14, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 14 at the Montrose VFW. Doors open 4:30, buffet dinner 5:00, auction starts at 6 p.m. admission. For info call the Main Library, 278–1881.

FISHERMEN’S BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 14, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rush Social Hall. All you can eat!

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Hall.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

DIRT FARM BAND, Saturday, April 14, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 15

GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, April 15, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced walk.

MUSIC MASTERS, Sunday, April 15, 4:40 p.m. at the Barnes-Kasson SNF. Volunteers welcome to assist with wheelchairs, etc.

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Senior Center Menu

Senior Center Menu April 2 – 6

Monday April 2: glazed chicken, white rice, stir fry vegetables, country honey bread, Boston cream pie/angel food cake.

Tuesday, April 3: breaded pork patty, macaroni salad, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, hamburg bun, orange.

Wednesday, April 4: tuna noodle casserole, green peas, seeded rye bread, diced peaches, cranberry juice.

Thursday, April 5: meatballs with sauce, baked ziti, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, pineapple.

Friday, April 6: centers closed, Good Friday.

chicken cordon bleu rice pilafemperors blend vegetables whole wheat bread tropical fruit.

Senior Center Menu April 9 – 13

Monday April 9: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cabbage salad, rye bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, April 10: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday April 11: Italian sausage sandwich with onions and peppers, baked beans, cranberry juice, granola bar, vanilla pudding.

Thursday April 12: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, salad, green beans, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie.

Friday April 13: lemon pepper cod, cooked peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, cooked brown rice, graham crackers, peach halves.


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Children’s Fair In Forest City

Youngsters, tell your parents it is time to celebrate! Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is teaming up with Forest City Regional Elementary School to host a party full of events just for you.

In honor of national “Week of the Young Child,” CARES invites children ages eight or younger to take part in the “CARES Young Children’s Fair,” April 28 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The gymnasium at Forest City Regional Schools will be full of free games and activities designed for youngsters, as well as information and support for the adults who help in their development. Those who stop by may enjoy face painting and craft making while also signing up to win some special gifts. Parents and caregivers may take advantage of child identification by the Masons or child safety seat checks by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Special events are also planned. At 1:30, enjoy story time with Mother Goose. The matriarch of Nursery Rhymes recently made a visit to the Pre-K at Forest City Schools. She found the children so enjoyable, she is making a return appearance during this event.

At 2:00, young and old may take hold of a huge parachute and see the fun that unfolds. At 2:30, sing along as musician Elizabeth Updyke leads a song time filled with “toddler tunes” new and old.

This celebration is possible thanks to donations from businesses and organizations such as the Forest City Commercial Association, as well as the dedication of service organizations and volunteers.

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Farm Bureau To Host Candidates’ Forum

Susquehanna County Farm Bureau’s spring dinner will feature a candidates’ forum, Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference Lake Avenue Dining Hall.

Cheryl Matulevitch, Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman will be honored at the event. “Since joining us in March, 2000, Cheryl has contributed her creative talents, hard work and networking skills in many areas,” said Kathie Shelly, chairman of the evening. “Among other accomplishments, her I-81 Welcome Center project was featured at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this January. We’re proud of her.”

In addition to introducing all candidates present, county commissioner and magisterial district judge candidates will introduce themselves and address a few questions put to them by Rick Empet and his Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.

The four candidates for district judge are, in alphabetical order, Suzanne Brainard, Lori S. Eshelman, James A. Sposito, Jr., Esq., and James (Jay) R. Lynch. County commissioner candidates in alphabetical order, are all three incumbents, Roberta Kelly, Jeffrey Irving Loomis and MaryAnn Warren, and challengers Leon C. Allen, Fred B. Baker II, David Darrow, Michael J. Giangrieco, Esq., and Raymond Telnock. “Incredibly, this is the only forum to get to know these fine candidates before the primary election,” said Shelly.

The tenth anniversary keepsake dinner journal will feature the honoree, Farm Bureau activities and allow for ads and personal messages. For information on the latter, call Kathie Shelly, 756–2429 for details. Deadline is April 14.

Proceeds from the dinner and journal will be shared by the PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation, Ag in the Classroom, helping teachers incorporate agricultural literacy into the regular curriculum and the Farm Bureau’s local outreach efforts.

Seating for the dinner is limited. For reservations call Kathie Shelly, 756-2429; Donna Williams, 942-6348; Alton Arnold, 278-2417; or Al and Barb Roszel, 278-2433, by April 14.

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BSA Delahanna District Sets Annual Meeting

The Delahanna District of the Baden Powel Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual meeting and adult leader recognition dinner on April 24 at the Summit in New Milford. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30. At this meeting, awards will be presented to adult leaders, the District Award of Merit will be presented to this year’s outstanding Scouters, this year’s new District Chairman and District Committee will be announced, and there will be a “roast” of local Scouter, Francis X. O’Connor. For reservations or more information, contact Andy Zilnik at the council office (607) 648–7888.

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Universalists Announce Holy Week Services

The Worship Committee of the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn, announced the following services for Holy Week and Easter.

Good Friday service at 7 p.m. entitled, “The Journey of the Cross.” Service will close with a candle memorial for deceased loved ones.

Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Old Universalist Cemetery (weather permitting). Following the service, breakfast will be served in the social hall of the church.

Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., Triumphant Service in the sanctuary with church choir opening with the French carol, “O Sons and Daughters Let Us Sing.” Pastor Christianson will deliver the sermon entitled, “Resurrection and the Mystery of His Love.” The service will conclude with an Easter communion open to all. The public is invited to join.

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Ecumenical Way Of The Cross

On Good Friday, April 6, The Ecumenical Way of the Cross will again be held in Montrose. At 12:00 noon, The Way will begin at the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reading from The Passion, prayers, and music. A wooden cross will then be carried in procession by community members to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a continuation of the reading and service. The procession with the cross will travel to the Montrose Methodist Church, where the reading and service will resume. The procession will conclude at the first Presbyterian Church with the final reading and service.

Everyone is invited to this holy event.

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16th Birthday!

Anthony Wayman, Oakland, PA, will celebrate his sixteenth birthday on Monday, April 9, 2007. He is the grandson of Harold Sr. and Cecilia Wayman, Oakland. Happy birthday, Anthony!

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A Call For Volunteers For County Cleanup

After a very successful Susquehanna County Cleanup in 2006, County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren is once again looking for volunteers. Warren is organizing an effort that will reflect the pride that residents have in their boroughs and townships and in the county’s beautiful, natural surroundings. Those of us who call Susquehanna County home are fortunate, indeed. We are blessed to live in a gorgeous natural environment of mountains and meandering streams. Many of us hunt, fish, hike and take advantage of what we have right here in our back yards. We are proud of it – and rightly so.

It’s all part of the Governor’s Great PA Cleanup and the Great American Cleanup, and it is local. Projects can kick-off on Earth Day, April 21, and finish up May 27 – just in time to enjoy all the pleasures that summer brings county residents and tourists.

Taking part in the clean up is easy, and the state will help, too! Here’s what you need to know. Volunteers and volunteer groups can be any size and any age appropriate to the project. It’s also a great way for families to have fun. Volunteers select their own project – say, cleaning a stretch of a local road or creek, planting shrubs or flowers in public areas, or cleaning up playgrounds and parks – you name it!

A variety of resources are available simply by going online. Volunteers may want to assign a person to do this, because when they do, they’ll receive cleanup/safety supplies from PennDOT (gloves, trash bags and safety vests) and be eligible for sweepstakes prizes as well. Here’s all it takes: Go to If your group doesn’t already have a project, you’ll find plenty of suggestions here. Register your project online by following simple instructions and review the information for your personal safety. Once your project is registered, call PennDOT’s Montrose office at 278-1171 and they’ll arrange for your cleanup/safety supplies.

If you or your group has any questions about the process, call Commissioner Warren at 278-4600 ext. 108.

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“Sowing The Wind,” A Farm Safety Play

On April 24 at 7:30 p.m., during Rural Roads Safety Week, Susquehanna County Farm Bureau will host a Fulton Theatre production of Sowing the Wind at the Montrose Theatre. Admission to this farm safety play is free and open to the general public. FFA and 4-H club leaders can contact Cheryl Matulevich, (289-4114) or Donna Williams, (942-6348), to reserve seating for their organizations and to obtain the free 20-page Sowing the Wind farm safety study guide.

Sowing the Wind is an audience participation play written by the Fulton Theatre’s artist-in-residence, Barry Kornhauser, Lancaster, PA and students of Huntingdon County, PA, with guidance from a Penn State University farm safety expert. It explores the struggles of an American farm family faced with difficult decisions regarding safe and healthy choices in what is one of the most dangerous occupations in America.

Clare, Ezekiel, and Jacob Meyer face difficult choices about their health and safety, but in this unique show, audience members become active contributors in helping the Meyers choose which actions will better promote their well-being. Audiences help create the outcome of Sowing the Wind. Audiences don’t watch it happen, they make it happen! Sowing the Wind was written under a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation "Artists & Communities" Grant and produced via a Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour (PennPAT) "New Directions" Grant. Suggested for Grades 4-12 and adults.

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