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Senior Menu

Montrose To Honor Harford Fair July 4
Free Summer Reading Program At Libraries
“Mixed Emotions” In Union Dale
Children’s Weaving Program
Restoration Fest Back


June 20

DINNER, steak sandwich or clams, Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

D & H RAIL-TRAIL TOUR, Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m. at the Forest City trailhead. Free. For info call 785-7245.

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Wednesday, June 20, 3 p.m. at the home of Vicky Lewandowski. For info call 222-3506.

June 21

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, June 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms.

SUMMER SOLSTICE labyrinth walk, Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center. Montrose. Call 278–9256 for info.

June 22

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, June 22, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

June 22 – 24

ENDLESS MTS. THEATRE Co. presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Mt. View High School. Call 278–3333 for info.

June 23

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, June 23, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

NATURE FOR KIDS (ages 3-5), “Feed the Birds,” Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS program, Saturday, June 23, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

FRONTIER DAY celebration of New Milford Twp. Bicentennial, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Admission.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Harford at the Soldier’s Orphan School. Free admission. Tours, entertainment, craft vendors, food, book sales.

June 23 & 24

HUNTER SAFETY Training Course, Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s club. Registration required, call 879–2483.

June 24

BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 24, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, June 24, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Fairdale Township Park. Bring chairs or blankets and musical instruments.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, June 24, beginning at noon at the Green Gables, New Milford. Basketball contest, pie sale, silent auction. Sponsored by St. Lawrence-St. John’s.

June 25 – 29

WEAVING FOR CHILDREN (ages 9 and up), Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275

RESCUE ZONE Vacation Bible School at the Kingsley Community Church, June 25 – 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for kids ages 2 through grade 6. Call 434-2675 or 289-4341 for info.

June 26

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 -9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

June 27

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, June 27, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

June 28

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

June 29

DINNER, Swiss steak or fish, Friday, June 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

June 30

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON night hike, Saturday, June 30, 9 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, June 30, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

July 1

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, July 1, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

July 4

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Parade, 11:30 a.m., games, food, bingo, lawn mower races 2 p.m., entertainment, fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 7

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, July 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Building. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life Team.

SUMMER FESTIVAL, Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orson United Methodist Church. Flea market, bake sale, games, food, more.

July 8

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, July 8, noon until gone at the Green Gables, New Milford. Tickets available from New Milford Rotary Club members or at the door.

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Senior Center Menu June 18 22

Monday, June 18: meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, whole wheat bread, graham crackers with peanut butter, orange.

Tuesday, June 19: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked carrots, wheat bread, cranberry juice, butterscotch pudding.

Wednesday, June 20: pork barbecue, baked beans, cabbage salad, hamburger bun, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, June 21: centers closed, Troy picnic.

Friday, June 22: macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, honey wheat bread, peach halves.

Senior Center Menu June 25 – 29

Monday June 25: beef stew, biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, pineapple.

Tuesday, June 26: goulash, tossed salad, Italian green beans, seeded Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, June 27: breaded cod fish, brown rice, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 28: stuffed cabbage roll, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, seeded rye bread, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh apple.

Friday, June 29: Italian marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, baked beans, whole wheat bread, grape juice, vanilla pudding.

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Montrose To Honor Harford Fair July 4

The annual July 4 parade and festivities in Montrose this year will feature a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Harford Fair.

Amanda Miner, the 2007 Harford Fair Queen and Fair directors and board members will be the Grand Marshals for the parade. “A Country Fair Fourth” will be the theme for the day-long celebration, which has been sponsored for 30 years by the Montrose area Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary (KLR) service clubs.

The Harford Fair is the 19th oldest among the 115 country fairs currently being held throughout Pennsylvania. It began as a one-day event that attracted 200 to 300 people to activities surrounding the Harford Congregational Church. Last year, a six-day program drew more than 100,000 to the fairgrounds, which now cover more than 100 acres.

“Our Independence Day celebration theme will focus on a country fair’s events and happenings – such things as arts and crafts displays, animal and agriculture exhibits, fun and games and entertainment. In addition, the theme emphasizes the traditions, beliefs and values that further shape our lives as “Country Folks,” said Fred Mack, 2007 general chairman, (570) 553–2760.

The annual festivities will open with a pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church and conclude after dusk with fireworks provided by the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce on the high school grounds. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks rain date will be Friday, July 6.

A trio of footraces and the parade will be featured in the morning and early afternoon. The KLR chicken barbecue will be served for midday dining.

More than 130 arts and crafts booths and food vendors will be open on the Green near the Courthouse all day.

Characters depicting animals found “down on the farm” will be in the parade and then will be available for pictures in front of the post office from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Parents who want to take pictures should bring their own cameras or videos.

Public safety officials said temporary “Special Event No Parking” signs will be posted on streets designated for emergency vehicle access. Violators will be fined and charged towing costs.

Off-street parking lots, plus lawn and driveway spaces volunteered by Montrose residents will be available for visiting parking. Handicap parking will be provided in the old schoolhouse annex parking lot.

The Endless Mountains Independence Day races will begin with runners registering, from 6:30 a.m. to race time, at the Courthouse. A one-mile fun run (no registration needed) will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K and 10K race that will start simultaneously at 8:00 a.m.

The first 300 5K and 10K registrants will get commemorative tee-shirts.

Racers may pre-register on-line and check race results at Contestants without Internet access should contact race director, Dan Regan, (570) 278–4427 about pre-registrations and additional race information.

On Tuesday, July 3, pre-registered runners can pick up their race packets in front of the Courthouse from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Arts and crafts vendors and soda, water and food suppliers will open their booths for the day at 8:00 a.m. on the Green. Bill Kohnke, (570) 278–2566 is director for all booths.

Serving of the chicken barbecue will start at the fire hall at 10:00 a.m. and continue until the food is gone.

Floats, bands, marching units and antique and classic cars will step off in the Patriotic Parade at 11:00 a.m. from the east end of Grow Avenue and proceed to Church Street and up Public Avenue to the Green. KLR judges will award prizes to six parade floats that best depict the “A Country Fair Fourth” theme.

Cash prizes are first - $200, second - $150, third - $100, and fourth through sixth, $50 each. To be eligible for prizes, floats must be pre-registered with Larry Kelly, parade chairman, (570) 278–3861.

The Montrose Area Kiwanis Club will present the annual Ted Brzuska Memorial Award of $100 to the float that best depicts patriotism in America.

Units with commercial advertising will be allowed in the parade only if they sponsor a float or they are decorated appropriately.

Come to Montrose on July 4 and join for a family day of fun, food, entertainment, and good fellowship. It’s a great way to celebrate our country’s birthday.

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“Mixed Emotions” In Union Dale

People in cities are used to opening the newspaper and checking out what’s playing in the theater district. But in rural areas like Northern Wayne and Susquehanna counties, you won’t find a theater district, and the closest stage play might be 50 miles away.

Marylou Ambrose and Tony Schwartz, co-founders of The Lakeside Players, are excited to be bringing live theater to Union Dale, starting in July.

That’s about to change. In July, The Lakeside Players will hold its premiere performance at Union Dale Hall with the comedy, “Mixed Emotions,” by Richard Baer. The Pike County theater company has several other plays lined up for Union Dale this summer, fall, and beyond. The Lakeside Players’ main venue has been Community Hall in Lakeville. The company puts on two to three plays there a year and expects to bring most of them to Union Dale.

 “Mixed Emotions” will be presented on Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 8, at 3 p.m. It’s a comedy about the whirlwind courtship between a widow, Christine Milman, and a widower, Herman Lewis, who’ve know each other all their adult lives. It stars Tony Schwartz as Herman, Veronica Deisler as Christine, and Jay Marino and Marty Courtney as Ralph and Chuck, the meddling moving men.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by reservation. For more information on the show or to make reservations, call (570) 226-6207.

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Children’s Weaving Program

Children are inquisitive and eager to learn. Salt Springs offers a unique opportunity to engage their minds, imaginations, and fingers.

"Weaving for Children" is a one-week program for children aged 9 years and older. It will be held every day from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until noon. In the historic setting of a small carriage barn, instructor Libby Anderson will teach the ancient craft of weaving. Two large floor looms and six table looms will be used, and children will be introduced to several different twills, plain weaves, and some basic tapestry. This is a hands-on program, and children will complete a project during the week.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 967-7275 for registration information.

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Garden Club To Sponsor Tour

On July 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Garden Club of Montrose is sponsoring a Garden Tour featuring ten gardens in Susquehanna County. Each garden is unique and care was taken to provide patrons with a variety of gardens to explore. The tour is self-guided and will be held rain or shine. Tickets are available at The Butler’s Pantry, Lenox Pharmacy, Hair Zoo and from members of the Garden Club of Montrose. Tickets will be available on tour day on the Green in Montrose and at every garden. Proceeds will benefit the Club’s civic beautification and scholarship programs.

For more information, contact Joanne Decker (942-6068) or Pam Oleniacz (289-4781).

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Restoration Fest Back
By Popular Demand

The Montrose Restoration Committee is preparing for its eighth annual Restoration Fest fundraising dinner dance and silent auction. The event begins at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 7. After dinner, guests can just sit back and enjoy the lively music of the Morgan String Band or, if they’re feeling spunky, dance the night away. But that’s not all. MRC volunteers have gathered a number of items to be auctioned off throughout the night. Bidders will have plenty of opportunity to bid on a plethora of treasures, from an exquisite Japanese vase, to four tickets for a Giants/Jets game at the Meadowlands.

The event is the major fundraiser of the MRC and without public support the projects of the MRC cannot continue. Dollars from this event pay a good portion of the agency’s expenses throughout the year. Current projects of the MRC include the Montrose Theater renovation, new sidewalks for the downtown, building façade improvements, and billboard advertising.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on June 30 at the Montrose United Fire Company. Tickets can be purchased at the Montrose Country Store, Little Leaf Health Foods, by calling (570) 278-6854, or emailing

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