Main News
County Living
Church Announcements
Dated Events
Military News
Subscribe to the Transcript

Our Annual Blueberry Special Is Running

August 1st Call Today To Place Your Ad

Please visit our kind sponsors

Issue Home July 25, 2007 Site Home

Senior Menu

Labor Day Fun At Thompson UMC
LCCC Fall Courses
It’s A Blueberry Festival!
Harford Fair Entry Deadline Nears
Warren Schedules Outreach Hours
VBS At Brushville Baptist
“The Orphans” In Union Dale


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.

FAMILY BIKE NIGHT, Wednesday, July 25, 6 p.m. at the Forest City Rail–Trail trailhead. For info call 785–7245.

EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM meeting, Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose.

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.

RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL meeting, Thursday, July 26 at MJ’s Restaurant, Pleasant Mount. Dinner available at 6, meeting to follow at 7 p.m. call 785–7245 for info.

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.

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL SHOW, Saturday, July 28,10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room, Wyalusing. Fee. Call 746-4922 for info.

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 4

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, August 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church.

August 4 & 5

THE ORPHANS, Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, 3 p.m. at Union Dale Hall. Call 226–6207 for info.

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.

STEVENS FAMILY REUNION, Sunday, August 5, 12:30 p.m. at Hareridge Sportsmen’s Club, Lawton. Bring table service and a covered dish. To RSVP or for info, call 278–3948.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 5, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

August 13

CRAFTERS CORNER meeting, Monday, August 13, 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Call 278–0205 for info.

Back to Top


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.

Senior Center Menu July 30 – August 3

Monday, July 30: Sloppy Joe, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, hamburg bun, chewy granola bar, banana.

Tuesday, July 31: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian green beans, wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, August 1: pork chop in mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, rye bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.

Thursday August 2: lasagna, Italian blend vegetables, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Friday, August 3: chicken cordon bleu, chicken flavor rice, corn, orange juice, whole wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Back to Top


Labor Day Fun At Thompson UMC

The Thompson United Methodist Church, located on Rte. 171 in Thompson will be holding their annual fair on Saturday, September 1. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 2:00 p.m.

This year’s feature, beginning at 3:00 p.m., will be a musical presentation of organ and piano selections by Brenda Tiffany and Marcia Edel. The program will also include a medley of hymns performed by the Ecumenical Choir, along with requests from those attending.

As in previous years, the Attic Treasures (huge garage sale) will be opened for the day.

The day’s activities include a bake sale, which will include Fill-a-Can with Cookies, homemade cakes, breads and pies.

Lunch is available at the Sidewalk Café and a Make-Your-Own-Sundae should help to satisfy anyone’s appetite.

Live entertainment and games for the kids will also be available throughout the day.

Craft spaces, both outdoor and a limited amount of indoor spaces will be available. Crafters who would like to reserve a space to sell their creations, call Delores (Tootsie) Stone at 727-2158 for more information.

If anyone has clean, usable items they would like to donate for the Attic Treasures Sale (no clothing please), notify Joy Mead at 727-2518 to arrange for a day and time to leave articles.

Back to Top


LCCC Fall Courses

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall, 2007 semester in Elk Lake and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, August 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for courses in Elk Lake will be held at Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, August 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Courses scheduled to be offered in Susquehanna include Anatomy & Physiology, History, Human Resource Management, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, and others.

Courses scheduled to be offered in Elk Lake include English Composition, Writing, and others.

Off-campus classes for the fall semester will begin on Monday, August 27.

For more information, call LCCC at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 835 or e-mail

Back to Top


It’s A Blueberry Festival!

One of the highlights of the annual Blueberry Festival for most people is delicious food, which will be available in abundance Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, during the 28th annual festival. The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fundraiser for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Susquehanna), and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels.

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the Village Green during the festival. For breakfast (8-10:30 a.m.) there will be pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fruit. At lunchtime, the choices will include hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and more.

Members of the community will provide a variety of food and snacks all day on Friday and Saturday, starting of course with fresh, local-grown blueberries. There are new options for snacks this year: cotton candy and snow cones! Blueberry muffins, ice cream, pie and other baked goods will be for sale, as well as lemonade. Jams, jellies, and produce of all sorts are donated by local people to benefit the Association. You can even keep the festival flavor going all year by purchasing one of the popular cookbooks featuring local recipes.

Once again there will be a Blueberry Muffin Contest. The muffins will be judged at 10 a.m. Friday by a panel of local celebrities. Afterwards, winning muffins will be available to buy! To enter, please submit two dozen home-made (no mixes) blueberry muffins by 9:30 a.m. Friday, accompanied by a form available at the Montrose Library ahead of time, on the library's website ( or at the Muffin Table Friday morning. You don’t have to enter the contest to bring muffins for the table, and mixes are fine for those! Baked goods of all kinds are needed (please bring to the Library starting Thursday evening), as are volunteer workers. If you can spare an hour or two either day, call (570) 278–1881 or stop by the library.

The Saturday of the Festival will feature activities for teens and tweens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The popular pie-eating, bubble-gum blowing, and water balloon contests are scheduled to return, as well as all the popular children's games. The 28th annual festival promises to be fun for all ages. And if you love great books at great prices, the book sale has announced extended hours. The tent, with its over 10,000 sorted books, will be open until 6 p.m. Friday and start at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Back to Top


Harford Fair Entry Deadline Nears

Have you made something this year you’re really proud of, or have an outstanding plant or vegetable growing in your garden? Why not enter it in the Harford Fair?

The deadline for entering items for competition is quickly approaching. Entries must be postmarked by August 1. Those entering three or more items will receive a one-day pass to the fair. If you are in need of a Fair Entry Book and Entry Form, you can call the fair office at 434–4300 or check the website at

Reserved seating is available for evening entertainment programs. To order tickets you can call the ticket office at 434-4318 or check the fair website for schedule and order forms.

Harford Fair has been known for 150 yeas as an agricultural, educational, family oriented fair. Whether entering a competition or coming to enjoy the exhibits and top entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy at the 150th Harford Fair. This year’s dates are August 20 through 25.

Back to Top


Warren Schedules Outreach Hours

County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren will be available to constituents for outreach hours the first Tuesday and Thursday of August. Warren, in an attempt to represent all the people of Susquehanna County, encourages county residents to meet with her in an informal setting outside of regular business hours. She will be at the New Milford Borough Building on Thursday, August 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Forest City Borough Building, second floor, on Tuesday, August 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Warren states, "I continue to try to make county government more accessible to all residents of the county, and I solicit your opinions and welcome your participation. Bring your views and visions for the future Susquehanna County.” MaryAnn is available at the Courthouse during regular business hours or by calling 278–4600, extension 108.

Back to Top


VBS At Brushville Baptist
Submitted By Ron Beavan, VBS Director

Are you ready to saddle up for a good time? Then come on out to our "Wanted By God" Vacation Bible School at Brushville Baptist Church, August 6-10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We're looking for cowboys and cowgirls, ages 3-12. Come lasso God's love and enjoy games, crafts, snacks, a story about Jesus, and a free gift each night. Invite your friends, and don't be late! Cost: free! Please call the church at 465-3861 with any questions.

Back to Top


“The Orphans” In Union Dale

Catherine and Lily Spangler haven’t left their hotel room since 1912, when their parents went down on the Titanic. Now it’s 1937, and the timid, middle-aged spinsters suddenly come face to face with an unwanted visitor from the outside world, a world they don’t understand and can’t accept.

On the set of The Orphans (l-r) are: Roxan Schwartz (Catherine), Nancy Kolvick-Campbell (Lily), Cassandra Colwell (Florette), Sam Corey (Ronald), and Jay Marino (Mr. Franklin). Tony Schwartz (Mr. Ervin) was absent for the photo.

That’s the premise of The Lakeside Players’ upcoming production, The Orphans, by James Prideaux, which plays Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, in Union Dale Hall. The Saturday performance is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m.

No doubt about it, the Spangler sisters are eccentric. Filthy rich (in every sense of the word), they hide $6 million in a trunk but live in squalor in a once-elegant hotel that, unbeknownst to them, is almost deserted and operates with a skeleton staff. Lily won’t allow a radio or newspapers, so Catherine is unaware of World War I, the Great Depression, or World War II looming on the horizon. But while Lily is overbearing and overprotective, warmhearted Catherine longs to rejoin the world, or at the very least, hire someone to wash the windows so she can see outside.

Tickets  are available at the door or in advance. Seating is general admission. Call 226–6207 for information.

Back to Top

News  |  Living  |  Sports  |  Schools  |  Churches  |  Ads  |  Events
Military  |  Columns  |  Ed/Op  |  Obits  | Archive  |  Subscribe