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Senior Menu

Register Now For Library Story Hour
Library Launches Big Read Activities
Countryside Conservancy Seeks Stewardship Award Nominations
Endless Mountains Fiber Festival Set
Light & Shadows Program At HCA
Price Reunion Scheduled


August 22

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT breakfast meeting, Thursday, August 22, 8:30 a.m. at the Summit Tea Room, New Milford. Featured speaker will be Congressman Chris Carney. For reservations (required) or info, call the Central Bradford Progress Authority, 888-263-0937.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 22, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 23

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, August 23, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, weather permitting.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 24

DINNER, chicken & biscuits or fish, Friday, August 24, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 25

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, Digitally program, Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Learn techniques from George Schreck. Indoor presentation for those 12 and over

PARK SALE, Saturday, August 25, beginning at 8 a.m. in New Milford town park. Used items, bake sale. For info, call the New Milford Area Rotary, 756–2133. Rain date, August 26.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, August 25, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

August 26

BEN STONE COUNTRY/FOLK Music Contest, Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m. at the Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. Admission. Call 465-3448 for info.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 26, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the 90th birthday of Barbara West Pease, Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harford Village Apartments. No gifts, please.

LANESBORO COMMUNITY CHURCH rededication service, Sunday, August 26, 4:00 p.m., followed by food and entertainment.

August 28

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278–9256 for info.

August 30

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

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, August 30, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, weather permitting.

August 31

DINNER, ham and scalloped potatoes or fish, Friday, August 31, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 1

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Hall.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, September 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Building. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the ACS Relay for Life team.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Yard sale and bake sale 7 – 2.

September 5

WORD OF LIFE Club at South New Milford Baptist Church for teens in grades 7-12, beginning Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. For info or transportation call 434–2101.

September 6

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, weather permitting.

September 7

AWANA CLUB at South New Milford Baptist Church, for ages 3 through sixth grade, beginning Friday, September 7, 7 to 9 p.m. For info call 434-2101.

September 8

RACE FOR THE CURE, Saturday, September 8 in downtown Scranton. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. For info call the NE PA Susan G. Komen Affiliate at 800-650-2873.

September 9

IRISH FESTIVAL, Sunday, September 9, 10:00 t 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Food, music, games, fun.

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, September 9, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale Township Park. Bonfire, games, music. Bring chairs or blankets. Sponsored by Fairdale Grange.

NICHOLSON BRIDGE DAY, Sunday, September 9, beginning at 9 a.m. in Nicholson. Music, entertainment, pet show, pony rides, more. Sponsored by the Nicholson Women’s Club.

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Senior Center Menu August 20 – 24

Monday, August 20: honey mustard chicken, scalloped potatoes, stir fry vegetables, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, chocolate éclair or angel food cake.

Tuesday, August 21: stuffed pepper with sauce, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, rye bread, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, August 22: macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, zucchini and tomatoes, honey wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, August 23: oriental pepper steak, white rice, baby carrots, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, cherry pie or cherries.

Friday, August 24: beef barbecue, parsley potatoes, tossed salad, hamburg bun, chocolate chip granola bar, diced peaches.

Senior Center Menu August 27 – 31

Monday, August 27: glazed chicken, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges, chocolate chip granola bar.

Tuesday, August 28: vegetable lasagna, cooked carrots, rye bread, fresh banana, cranberry juice.

Wednesday August 29: pork barbecue, potato salad, green beans, hamburg bun, graham crackers, diced peaches.

Thursday August 30: shell pasta and meatballs, tossed salad, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Friday, August 31: lemon pepper cod, mixed vegetables, vegetable rice pilaf, honey wheat bread, Boston cream pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.

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Register Now For Library Story Hour

Now is the time to register your young child for the '07-'08 Story Hour program at the Montrose Branch of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. Story Hour runs each year from September through May. For an hour each week, children listen to a story, watch a movie, play games, and make a craft to take home. There are two sessions, which are held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Special programs during the year celebrate holidays and occasions like National Library Week.

Stop by the library and fill out a registration form. After the openings have been filled, a waiting list will be started. To attend, children must be at least three and a half years old, and their parents must be members of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. If you have any questions about the program, call 278–1881; however, registration will only be accepted in person.

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Library Launches Big Read Activities

As “Jay Gatsby” and “Daisy Buchanan” look on at the Susquehanna Branch Library, County Commissioner Roberta Kelly receives the special tee-shirt of Susquehanna County’s Big Read. The countywide read of The Great Gatsby will begin on September 8, launching two months of activities in local venues. Those interested in participating may contact the Susquehanna Literacy Program at 278-9027 or the Montrose Library at 278-1881. Pictured (l-r) at the Susquehanna Branch Library are: Amelia Paterno, Librarian; Fr. Charles Cesaretti, St. Paul’s, Montrose; Commissioner Kelly; Susan Stone, Susquehanna County Library’s Administrator/Librarian.

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Countryside Conservancy Seeks Stewardship Award Nominations

The Countryside Conservancy, based in La Plume, invites nominations for its twelfth annual Stewardship Awards. The awards honor those who maintain their properties in a manner that respects the conservation values of the land and brings enjoyment to the community. Awards are made in three categories: Working Farm, Residential, and Special Uses.

Past farm winners have included dairy and beef cattle operations, horse farms, and other farms both traditional and non-traditional. The farms must give attention to protecting the environment, including the local waterways that drain to the Chesapeake Bay, and should also embody and carry forward the farming heritage of our region.

Residential awards in the past have gone to homeowners in towns such as Montrose, Waverly and Tunkhannock as well as in rural areas such as Brooklyn and Union Dale. Homes may be new or old, but should pay respect to and fit harmoniously into their surroundings.

The "Special Uses" category takes in a wide range of other land uses. Past winners include shade tree associations, art galleries, bed-and-breakfasts, summer camps, restaurants featuring local produce, vegetable gardens, public libraries, cemeteries and more. The only requirement is that they be good stewards of their lands and their environment.

Owners of properties in the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed and surrounding areas are eligible for consideration. The search area takes in northwest Lackawanna County, northeast Wyoming County, and much of Susquehanna County. Anyone is welcome to nominate a property for an award. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Conservancy at 945-6995 or at Nominators are encouraged to submit photos of nominated properties, which may be used in the awards slideshow. The deadline for nominations is September 14. Award winners will be honored at the Countryside Conservancy’s annual meeting in spring, 2008.

The Countryside Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994, is dedicated to conserving lands and waters in and near the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for the public benefit now, and for the future.

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Endless Mountains Fiber Festival Set

“Ewe” won’t want to miss out on all the fun and activities planned for the Endless Mountains Fiber Festival September 8 and 9 at the Harford Fairgrounds.

The fourth annual fiber and fiber-related festival is an event for the whole family and will showcase a variety of interesting and educational displays including raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, spinning and weaving supplies, fiber arts and crafts, sheepskin products, and more. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about sheep, llama, alpacas and rabbits.

Planned activities throughout the two-day event include educational programs on poisonous plants and preventive vet care for fiber animals, as well as demonstrations on llamas vs. alpacas, English wool combs, angora rabbits: from fleece to spinning; sheep shearing, and felting a wool hat. The kids will enjoy watching the Border Collie demonstration on Saturday in the morning and afternoon.

Vendors from throughout Pennsylvania and the Eastern U.S. will have available everything from hand spun yarn, fibers, fiber crafts, and hats, to spinning equipment, antiques related to the fiber industry, and hand-woven clothing. Food and refreshments will be available as well.

The festival is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit or call Penn State Cooperative Extension at (570) 278-1158.

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Light & Shadows Program At HCA

The Hill Country Artists (HCA) will meet 7 p.m., September 6, at the Claverack building, Route 706 East to hear a program by member Ceil Warner on painting with light and shadows.

Ceil will be prepared to explain how not all shadows are equal. There are two different kinds of shadows that occur in any subject – cast shadows and form shadows. Identifying these and approaching them differently, rather than just painting a generic “shadow” will enhance any painting. Join the HCA to find out what the difference is between a cast shadow and a form shadow, and many other interesting facts on light and shadows.

Also at this meeting, members will discuss their first annual Art Show & Sale held recently. Traffic was brisk and members came away from the show buzzing with ideas to improve next year’s show. A percentage of sales were donated to the Susquehanna County Library & Historical Society.

The Hill Country Artists promote the arts in and around Susquehanna County. April through December meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Call HCA president, Rita Eddy, 553–2500 for information.

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Price Reunion Scheduled

The descendents of Daniel Q. and Rachel Owens Price are planning their 103rd reunion for Saturday, September 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Union Dale Firemen’s grounds.

Those attending are asked to stop at the registration desk and update the information for secretary’s book.

Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. with coffee, lemonade and ice tea being provided. The committee suggests bringing crock pots for hot foods and coolers for cold food.

Following lunch, a business meeting will be held. Plans are being made for children’s games and a trap shoot. The recently introduced auction and a 50/50 drawing are always fun, with many family homemade items available. The proceeds will benefit the expenses of the reunion and the Price family scholarship.

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