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Senior Menu

Safe Kids Bike Derby
Court House Closing Notice
Dr. Paul Kerr Is 2007’s Distinguished Citizen
Open Auditions For “Oklahoma!"
PennDOT Public Meeting
Wildflower Nature Walk


May 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 23, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

WILDFLOWER HIKE, Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m. at the D & H trailhead, Union Dale. For info call the NE PA Rail–Trail Council, 785–7245.

May 24

VISITORS BUREAU membership dinner, Thursday, May 24, 5 p.m. in Laport. Call 836–5431 for info.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

RAIL–TRAIL Council meeting, Thursday, May 24 at the Candlelight Inn, Herrick. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

May 25

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, May 25, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. All you can eat! Takeouts available.

DINNER, Friday, May 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

May 25 – 27

PENNY Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival, May 25 – 27 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 775-4163.

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Jackson.

May 25 – 28

FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND, May 25 to 28 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278-1001.

May 26

ARARAT CEMETERY ASSOC. meeting, Saturday, May 26, noon at the Ararat United Methodist Church. For info call 727–4949.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, May 26, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community building. All you can eat!

BIRDING program, Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m. Meet at the PA State Gamelands #35 in Hallstead. Meet in McDonald’s parking lot.

RUMMAGE SALE, Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Square Apartments. Clothing, baked goods, hot dogs.

LAMB CEMETERY ASSOC. annual meeting, Saturday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery. Work will start at 9:30. All interested persons are urged to attend.

May 27

BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 27, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

May 28

MEMORIAL DAY in Starrucca, Monday, May 28. Service at 9:30 a.m. Annual cemetery meeting at 11 a.m. Chicken and biscuit dinner at noon in the Baptist Church social rooms.

PARADE, Monday, May 28, 10 a.m. in Montrose. Guest speaker will be Master Chief James W. Gregory, US Navy, Retired. For info call 278-2746.

BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 28, beginning at noon at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Monday, May 28, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Concert with the Jacobs Brothers at 3 p.m. Call 278-1001 for info.

RUMMAGING ROCS program, Monday, May 28, 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Geared for kids 7-10. For info or to register (required) call 967-7275.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Monday, May 28. Serving begins at approximately 11:30 a.m., following the conclusion of the memorial service on the Green. Sit-down dinners at the fire hall, drive-up available at Andre’s Mill.

May 29

LINE DANCING class for seniors, Tuesday, May 29 through September 11 at the Turnpike Terrace community room. Free. For info call Elaine, 727–2026.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

May 30

OPEN AUDITIONS for “Oklahoma!”, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church. Call 756–2887 for info.

May 31

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 31, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

May 31 – June 1

AARP DRIVER SAFETY class, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. Call Irene Messinger for info, 798-2938.

June 2

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

DAY & NIGHT program for kids ages 3-5, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Discover which animals are awake at night and during the day. Fee. Registration required, call 967-7275.

RUMMAGING ROCKS program for kids 7-10, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967-7275.

June 3

MAUREEN QUINN BENEFIT, Sunday, June 3, noon to 5 p.m. at the Neumann Center, Choconut. Admission. Food, door prizes, music. For info call 553–4237.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 3, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

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Senior Center Menu

Monday May 21: chili, Italian vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, May 22: honey mustard chicken, sweet potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, May 23: oriental pepper steak, carrots, brown rice, country honey bread, apple, orange juice.

Thursday, May 24: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, noodles, Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Friday, May 25: sweet and sour meatballs, peas and carrots, white rice, whole wheat bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding, grape juice.

Senior Center Menu May 28 – June 1

Monday May 28: centers closed, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 29: breaded pork patty, macaroni salad, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, hamburg bun, orange.

Wednesday, May 30: tuna noodle casserole, green peas, seeded rye bread, diced peaches, cranberry juice.

Thursday, May 31: meatballs with sauce, baked ziti, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, pineapple.

Friday, June 1: chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, emperors blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

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Safe Kids Bike Derby

The Safe Kids Chapter Of Susquehanna County will hold a bike derby on Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, at 10 a.m. as part of the Memorial Day parade activities in Montrose.

Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes in a patriotic theme and to ride them in the annual parade.

Prior to the parade, children in need of new helmets will be fitted with one and those who have good helmets will have them checked for proper fit.

Two full-size, 20 inch bikes will be given to two lucky children after the parade. This year, The Wal-Mart Store in Tunkhannock has decided to donate two bikes, one 20-inch boy’s and one 20-inch girl’s bike.

Children who wish to participate should be at the Picture License Motor Vehicle office on Grow Ave. by 9:30 a.m.

All children are invited to attend and participate in this fun and educational activity.

Local volunteers will supervise the children during the bike activity and parade.

For more information please call Bev Bennett at 278-3889, or Charmarie Bisel at 278-4600, ext. 6.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Dr. Paul Kerr Is 2007’s Distinguished Citizen

The Baden-Powell Council, Delahanna District of the Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Kerr has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Citizen.

Dr. Paul Kerr, recipient of the Delahanna District, Boy Scouts of America 2007 Distinguished Citizen award.

Dr. Kerr is the remaining founder of the Montrose Hospital, built in 1956, with his wife, Donna, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Raymond and Eudora Bennett. Describing himself as wearing seven hats, Dr. Kerr held office hours, made house calls, did rounds in hospital, served as anesthesiologist, obstetrician (3,000 babies), secretary and administrator. He saw his last appointment on his 80th birthday and is retired from medical work. He is now an author, working on his second book.

His activities are his church, Gideons, Masonic Order and the Montrose Bible Conference. Best known for his work with the Rotary Club, Dr Kerr has attended a weekly meeting somewhere in the world for 50 years. He served as team leader for a Rotary exchange with the Philippines and served as NE PA Rotary governor. For many years he arranged for regional foreign high school student exchanges. Doctor and wife, Donna, hosted seventeen students in their home at 13 Grow Avenue, Montrose, where they also raised their children, enjoyed their grandchildren, and now the doctor enjoys a great-grandson.

Dr. Kerr will be honored on June 22, 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

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Open Auditions For “Oklahoma!”

The St. Martin Players will hold open auditions for the summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! on Wednesday, May 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church in Jackson, PA. Casting will include 23 roles for teens and adults of all ages, orchestra parts, and crew members. Cast will include leads, supporting roles, chorus, and dancers. No prepared material is needed. Show dates are August 3-5. This is a community theater group that donates 2/3 of its proceeds to local charities. For more information, call Dr. Christopher Lake, director at 756–2887.

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PennDOT Public Meeting

PennDOT Engineering District 4-0 will hold a public meeting regarding proposed replacement of the Route 4013 bridge over Cork Hill Creek, Apolacon Township. The existing structure will be replaced with a pre-cast concrete box culvert. Traffic will be maintained using a temporary runaround.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 7, at the Apolacon Township Municipal Building. Presentation will be at 6 p.m.. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the project and answer questions on an informal basis. Preliminary design plans will be available for review.

Historic and archeological resources maybe present in the project area and public comment regarding the presence of cultural resources and the effect of the project on these resources is being solicited.

The public meeting is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any persons having special needs or requiring special aids are requested to contact PennDOT at 963-4057 prior to the meeting in order that special disability needs be accommodated.

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Wildflower Nature Walk
By Trebbe Johnson

Every year in the eastern woodlands, at just the right juncture of soil conditions, weather, and degree of foliage development, nature opens a narrow window of opportunity. Then it is possible for attentive hikers to witness a brief and spectacular showing of wildflowers. Participants on a free walk at Florence Shelly Preserve on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. will be able to witness the colorful show this year. Botanist Frank Roia will lead the walk through the shady trails and along the diverse waterways of the 400-acre preserve, where wildflowers bloom in several different kinds of habitats.

Participants can expect to see two kinds of cinquefoil, the dramatic yellow goat’s beard, and bladder campion with its white, hoof-shaped petals. Maidenhair ferns will be curling open in the woodlands, and Jack-in-the-pulpit will likely be in flower along the banks of the stream and by the deep glacial pond. With luck, the group will also spot the sensuous pink lady’s slipper hidden among moist leaves. Of course, as on any nature walk, the surprises are as rewarding as sightings of expected species, and everyone is encouraged to keep their eyes open for new plant sightings.

Walk leader Frank Roia is an active member of the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee. He taught plant botany and other courses on plants at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science for sixteen years. A resident of Gelatt, he has identified 120 species of plants on the half-mile stretch of dirt road in front of his home.

The wildflower walk will last approximately two hours. Appropriate shoes or boots are strongly recommended for a walk in this wetlands area. The walk starts at the preserve parking lot, one mile north of the village of Thompson on Route 171, at the point where Stack Road intersects. A sign marks the entrance. For more information call Trebbe Johnson at 727–4272.

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