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Annual Blueberry Festival Preparations Underway
Come To The ShoW!
Everyone Loves A Parade
Farming & Parks Program At Salt Spring State Park
Historical Events In Brookklyn Twp.
Visitors Bureau Accepting Winter Calendar Events


July 16 – 20

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 16 – 20 at Great Bend Alliance Church, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For info call 879-2741.


July 16 – 20

WEAVING For Adults program, July 16 – 20 at Salt Springs Park, 10 a.m. to noon each day. Learn to weave on rustic looms. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

July 17

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

BLOOD DRIVE, Tuesday, July 17, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free barbecue. For an appointment call 278-1427.

July 18

CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

July 19

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting/picnic, Thursday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Kaiser residence, Potter Hill Rd., Thompson.

SUN SAFETY community education program, Thursday, July 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Milford Pool.

LAWN SUPPER, Thursday, July 19, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church.

July 19 – 21

FIELD DAYS, July 19 – 21 at the Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Co. Chicken barbecue, rides, games, food, parade Friday at 7, entertainment, fireworks.

July 20

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, July 20, 4 p.m. to 7 m at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

DINNER, pork and sauerkraut or fish, Friday, July 20, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

CRUISE-IN, Friday, July 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Food, entertainment. For info call 879-2933 or 879-4506.

July 19 – 21

FIELD DAYS, July 19 to 21 at the Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Co. Food, rides, games, entertainment. Parade Friday at 7 p.m.

July 21

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colonial Brick, Great Bend. Sponsored by Bluestone Masonic Lodge 338.

HARFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY picnic, Saturday, July 21 at the Soldiers’ Orphan School. Picnic is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch, games, tours of the building, book sale. For info call 434-2254.

BOOK SALE, Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Soldiers’ Orphan School, Harford.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, July 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church.

July 21

YARD SALE & PIE SALE, Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colonial Brick, Hallstead. Benefit of Gill Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, July 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

SUMMER SAUNTER, Saturday, July 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join an easy-paced walk through some of the lesser known trails.

BINGO, Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. t 1:00 p.m. at the Colonial Brick Motel, Great Bend. Sponsored by Bluestone Masonic Lodge #338.

July 22

EARTH TOTS – Furry Friends program, Sunday, July 22, 3 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. For kids 3-5, with adult. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, July 22, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

July 22-27

CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, July 22 – 27 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278-1001.

July 23 – 27

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 23 through 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Susquehanna. Children four years through sixth grade welcome. Call 853-4102 for info.

July 24

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

July 26 & 27

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, July 27 and 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For info or to register, call Irene Messinger, 798–2938.

July 25

R.E.S.C.U.E. meeting, Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Visitors Center, Honesdale. For info call 798-2530.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, July 25, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

July 26

CHUTE SIDE TRAINING, Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m. at the farm of Jeff and Ann Nogan, Jermyn. Qualifies towards Beef Quality Assurance certification. Dinner included. Call the Extension office to register, 278-1158.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

July 27

DINNER, chicken parmesan or fish, Friday, July 27, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

July 28

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, July 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m. a the Thompson United Methodist Church.

July 29

LABYRINTH WALK, Sunday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.

July 29

EARTH TOTS – All Washed Up! program, Sunday, July 29, 3 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. For kids 3-5, with adult. Find out what lives in the steam and how they survive. Registration required, call 967–7275.

July 31

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 3 & 4

BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green in Montrose. Food, entertainment, silent auction, raffles, white elephant sale, crafts. For info call 278-1881.

August 5

MUSIC IN THE PARK, Sunday, August 5, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifford Firemen’s Fairgrounds. Contemporary and traditional Christian music. Bring chairs. Ecumenical worship service at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments available.

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Senior Center Menu July 16 – 20

Monday July 16: meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, whole wheat bread, graham crackers ,orange.

Tuesday, July 17: sweet and sour chicken, brown rice, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, chewy granola bar.

Wednesday, July 18: stuffed cabbage roll, noodles, green beans, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, July 19: Italian sausage with peppers & onions, scalloped potatoes, emperors blend vegetables, hot dog bun, chocolate chip granola bar, diced peaches.

Friday, July 20: macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, carrot sticks, rye bread, cherry pie or cherries.

Senior Center Menu July 23 – 27

Monday July 23: turkey with gravy, stuffing, carrot coins, whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, cubed honeydew melon.

Tuesday, July 24: cubed steak with  tomatoes and onions, parsley potatoes, chopped spinach, rye bread, graham crackers, apricot halves.

Wednesday, July 25: tuna noodle casserole, French green beans, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bread, orange.

Thursday, July 26: chicken marsala, grape juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Friday, July 27: breaded pork patty, sweet potatoes, California blend vegetables, pineapple juice, hamburg bun, graham crackers, applesauce.


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Annual Blueberry Festival Preparations Underway

The 28th annual Blueberry Festival, which will take place Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on the Village Green in Montrose, will feature dozens of events and activities. All proceeds from the event help operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches, and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels. Flo Whittaker, Jean Dunn, and Cookie Capotosto are chairing the Festival this year.

Pictured is the hand-stitched quilt made by The Crazy Country Quilters, which will be raffled off at this year’s Blueberry Festival.

At 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning the book sale opens, with donated hardcovers and paperbacks on sale in the book tent on the Green. The more than 10,000 books will be organized into categories for easy browsing. Donations of good-quality used books are being accepted through Friday, July 27 – bring them to the library by then. New books, both children's and adults, will also be for sale.

The Crazy Country Quilters have hand-stitched another gorgeous quilt which will be raffled for the Festival. The pattern is blue embroidery squares of birds and flowers interspersed with quilt blocks. Raffle tickets are available now at the Library.

Don't bother holding that yard sale – the White Elephant Sale (Saturday only) will be glad to pass your treasures on. Stop by the library or visit for information on the hours and place where items are being collected.

Blueberry soap and a "Flying Blueberry" toy join the wide range of Festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items. Once again, artist Sarah Miller has done a limited-edition print for the festival, and there is a new pottery design. Mugs, note cards, pins, pewter key chains, aprons, and much more also make great souvenirs of Montrose and the Festival.

Volunteers are always needed to help with the Blueberry Festival, and donations of handcrafts, items for the Silent Auction, and preserves are also eagerly sought. Anyone interested should call 278-1881 or email

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Come To The Show!
Submitted By Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

Every summer, the Ed Lonzinski Middle/High School Theatre Camp is made possible by the generous support and contributions of our area's businesses, organizations, and individuals. And on Friday evening, July 20, Ed Camp will give back to northeastern Pennsylvania – by putting on a fantastic, free show!

Pictured are participants at last summer’s Ed Camp Final Performance.

The people behind Ed Camp – Endless Mountains Theatre Company, Dolly and Mike Lonzinski, and the many others who bring this dream to life – believe that a summer theatre camp provides an incomparable opportunity for young people to develop their talents. That's why EMTC rounds up top-notch teachers, schedules a comprehensive, well-rounded program, and even arranges for scholarships.

The program is named in honor of a gifted drama coach who, during his lifetime, devoted his energies toward nurturing his students' theatrical skills.

To crown Ed Camp week, the campers and staff work up a crowd-pleasing Final Performance, at which the intensive week of instruction, coaching, training, and practice translate into the magic of a live theatrical production. After all, getting out in front of an audience is what the theatre arts are all about! And Ed Camp Final Performance is not just for the campers' families – this high-quality, free public performance is intended as a gift to the entire community, an event that's really worth coming out for. You won't be disappointed.

Ed Camp Final Performance kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on July 20, in the air-conditioned Blue Ridge High School auditorium in New Milford. For more information, call 570-278-3333 or visit

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Everyone Loves A Parade

The Harford Fair 150th Celebration Planning Committee has many special events for fair goers this year. One of those is the revival of the “on the fairgrounds parade” and will take place on Monday and Wednesday at the fair. You are invited to show off your talent, pride, creativity and fun side by participating in the parade on either day, or both days if you so choose. It is a great opportunity for groups, organizations, businesses, farms, families and friends to get together and plan their entry for this landmark fair.

The parade theme, “Celebrating 150 Years of Tradition” is to celebrate the agricultural traditions of Susquehanna County and will be conducted entirely within the fairgrounds, starting and finishing near the third gate. The line of march will go from the horse barn, down in front of the 4-H building, up the central road past the secretary’s office, turn left at the Vegetable Hall and move down past the Dining Hall, circling back at the Poultry Building and then moving through the grandstand arena for the finale where each entry will be announced and judged.

Think big on a small scale for this anniversary party on the move. Floats must be less than 8.5 feet wide in order to navigate the parade route. Why not decorate your bicycle, wheelbarrow, tractor, ATV or small vehicle? Turn a wagon into a float or get a group together to march, perform or dance. Perhaps your group had a float in the Fourth of July parade. Why not bring it to the Harford Fair parade? Because of insurance regulations, no animals are allowed in the parade.

A $75.00 cash prize will be awarded both Monday and Wednesday in each of five categories: float best depicting the theme, heritage costume, clown/street entertainer, marching or performing group, and vehicle other than a float. Those who participate in both parades have the opportunity to win $100.00 for one of the overall special awards: Prudence Clark Award for the best entry depicting fair history; Fair Director’s Award for the most entertaining unit; and the “Mooving” Award representing local agriculture.

Guidelines and entry blanks are available on the website or can be picked up at the fair office. Deadline for submission is August 1. If you have questions, contact Phil Wirth at 434-2407.

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Farming & Parks Program At Salt Spring State Park

Susquehanna County Farm Bureau is hosting an educational program on farming and parks at Salt Spring Park, 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. Program: link agriculture neighbors to the park and the flooding in 2006. Speakers include people connected with the park and a farmer whose land borders the park. Congressman Chris Carney is attending and joining into the discussion. DCNR Forester Jim Kessler has been invited to bring his woodlot expertise. There will also be time for a walk in the glen.

Bring your picnic lunch, or a dish to pass, and join for a relaxing and informative discussion at the old barn at Salt Spring Park.

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Historical Events In Brookklyn Twp.

The Township of Brooklyn highlights two events during the weekend of July 28 and 29 with summer meetings at the township building.

On Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m., the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Historical Society will be highlighted by Denise Dennis with an update on the Dennis Farm Trust. Denise serves as president of the trust formed in 2005 to preserve a family legacy of direct descendants of Prince Perkins and wife Judith, who came to Brooklyn Township from Connecticut in 1793. Denise is the author of three books, “Black History for Beginners,” “A Century of Greatness,” and “Becoming His Father’s Son.”

Following Denise’s presentation, a new DVD interview will be shown, prepared by Reverends Paul Gere and Ralph Christianson.

In conjunction with the afternoon events, a memorial plaque listing the names of 27 Revolutionary War Soldiers who settled in Brooklyn and in most cases buried in Brooklyn cemeteries, will be dedicated and later placed at the Old Cemetery. The new “Ely Kitchen” that now enhances the township building will also be dedicated.

On Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m., the biennial meeting of the Brooklyn School Reunion Society will honor the 60th anniversary of the Class of 1947. Good conversation, sandwiches, cake, and homemade ice cream will delight the remaining social hour of those good-ole-school days in Brooklyn. Special invitation goes out to younger folks who attended the Brooklyn School to join in.

Township historical publications are available all weekend for purchase. For further information, call Curtis and Margaret Stone at 289-4610.

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Visitors Bureau Accepting Winter Calendar Events

Events that take place between September 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2007-08 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 go to the “calendar of events” section. There, click on “add event” and fill out the online form. Events that have multiple dates must be submitted individually (example: a performance given on October 3, 10, 17, and November 7).

The information will be fed to the bureau via e-mail. 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.

All events received by the August 3 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. Those events submitted after the deadline will appear on the bureau website only.

Anyone without Internet access can contact the bureau and request a calendar of events form. All events must be submitted online or on the form provided by the bureau to ensure accuracy and complete information.

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


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