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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
LINE DANCING, Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, New Milford.
LABYRINTH WALK, every Wednesday beginning February 6 through March 19, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278–9256 for info.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, February 7, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
BINGO, Saturday, February 9, at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 1 p.m.
JOURNEY INTO THE APPALACHIANS program, Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Experience Jim Yeich’s slide presentation, set to music.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
JOURNEY INTO THE APPALACHIANS program, Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Experience Jim Yeich’s slide presentation of his hike along the Appalachian Trail.
VALENTINES FUN for seniors, Wednesday, February 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Refreshments, crafts, entertainment.
BUDDY SPENCER BIG BAND concert, Friday, February 15, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, February 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, February 16, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, February 16, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
SOULFIRE CONCERT and worship service, Saturday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church.
BACKYARD TREE FRUIT PROGRAM, Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. For info or to register, call 278–1158.
FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, February 22, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Hike to an incredible night vista in the glow of a full moon. Canceled if overcast.
Monday, February 4: homemade meatloaf with gravy, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, potato bread, graham crackers, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.
Tuesday, February 5: chicken cordon bleu with cream sauce, emperor’s blend vegetables, rice pilaf, corn muffin, diced peaches.
Wednesday, February 6: breaded pork patty, mixed vegetables, macaroni salad, hamburg roll, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, February 7: chicken marsala, broccoli, white rice, white bread, apricots.
Friday February 8: Swedish meatballs, cooked noodles, spinach, 12 grain bread, cantaloupe cubes.
Senior Center Menu February 11 –15
Monday, February 11: Sloppy Joe, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburg roll, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh orange.
Tuesday, February 12: vegetable lasagna, fresh carrot sticks, grape juice, 12 grain bread, vanilla pudding or sugar free vanilla pudding.
Wednesday, February 13: sweet and sour meatballs, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, diced peaches.
Thursday, February 14: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, wheat bread, lemon meringue pie or diabetic angel food cake.
Friday, February 15: stuffed cabbage roll, parsley potatoes, green peas, corn muffin, granola bar, fruit cocktail.
The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will be hosting community focus group meeting on the agency’s Four Year Plan on February 19, at 10:00 at the Emergency Management Conference Room, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose.
The purpose of the focus group meeting is to inform the public of the results gathered from the Community Needs Assessment Survey, review program initiatives, and gather feedback from participants on local community needs.
The major objective of the Four Year Plan is to help the Area Agency on Aging produce quality planning that will enable it to meet the goals set forth in the Older Americans Act. The plan will also assist the AAA to provide comprehensive services to older residents and facilitate long-range, need driven planning.
If you would like to attend the focus group meeting on February 19, make a reservation by contacting the Area Agency on Aging at 1–800–982–4346.
If you are unable to attend but would like to share your input, you can submit your written comments to the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main Street, Unit 2, Towanda, PA 18848.
The Susquehanna United Methodist Church is hosting a contemporary music, praise and worship service on Saturday evening, February 16, at 7:00 featuring the Christian rock group Soulfire. All are welcome to attend.
Susquehanna County will hold its first public meeting on Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m., to begin the process for developing a flood hazard mitigation plan – a plan for reducing or eliminating the impacts of flooding in the county. The meeting will be held in the Emergency Management Conference Room, located in the basement of the County Office Building, in Montrose.
This plan will mirror the planning effort the county undertook last year, but that process addressed all natural hazards that threaten the county and its municipalities, and this plan will focus exclusively on the history and risk of flooding. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the all-hazards mitigation plan developed for Susquehanna County is the best plan in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Every year, FEMA, through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, gives away grants for the development of plans or the implementation of projects that will reduce the threat or risk of flooding. Last year, Susquehanna County applied for and received a grant to develop this plan. In the future, once the flood mitigation plan has been developed and adopted, Susquehanna County, and any municipality that adopts the plan, may apply for funding to implement flood reduction projects, such as elevating homes or flood-proofing businesses. Participation in this planning process, like the all-hazards mitigation process, is completely voluntary.
The planning process offers Susquehanna County and the townships and boroughs within the county the opportunity to assess community and economic development against the threat or impacts of flooding. Over the last forty years, Susquehanna County has been impacted by 22 major floods, which have displaced residents, destroyed infrastructure, and impacted the economic health of the county. Severe and repetitive flooding in the county has impacted residential property values and therefore reduces the revenue the county can raise for public programs. The losses and impacts of floods – socially, environmentally, and financially – are no longer sustainable to the county.
For more information about the planning meeting or the planning process, contact Mark Wood, Susquehanna County Emergency Management Coordinator, at 278-4600, ext. 257.
The Triboro Ministerium Lenten series begins with an Ash Wednesday service, February 6 at noon at Christ Episcopal Church.
The other Wednesday services will also be at noon, and will be followed by lunch and fellowship. Service dates and locations are as follows.
February 13: St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.
February 20: Lakeview Mennonite Church.
February 27: Lanesboro Community Church.
March 5: Susquehanna United Methodist Church.
March 12: Christ Episcopal Church.
Details of Good Friday plans will be announced shortly.
The first annual Mt. View FBLA dodgeball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 8. Doors open at noon, the tournament begins at 1 p.m. at the Mt. View Jr./Sr. High School. Proceeds to benefit the American Trauma Society, the March of Dimes, and the Mt. View Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America.
State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in February to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.
“Constituents are invited to stop by and discuss any problems or questions they might have about state issues or state programs,” Madigan said.
The Senator stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on February 15 and February 29, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.
No appointment is necessary.
The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Williamsport, 1–800–443–5772.
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