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

Call Today To Book Your Ad For Our Annual Bridal Special Running March 9th 2008

Please visit our kind sponsors

Issue Home March 5, 2008 Site Home

Senior Menu

C.A.R.T. Hosts "Shelter" Information Session
Children’s Choir Rehearsals Begin
“Grandma's Children” Group Offers Support
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Lenten Organ Meditation


March 5

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE, Wednesday, March 5, noon in the Norman J. Maza Auditorium at Mt. View High School, featuring a “Classrooms for the Future” presentation. Open to the public.

March 6

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, March 6, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

March 7

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, March 7, after the 12:10 p.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary Parish, Montrose. Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service.

PIZZA SALE, Friday, March 7, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Call ahead service required, call the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 853–3197. Delivery available.

DELLASANTA’S SUSQUEHANNA, an exhibit featuring photographs from World War II-era Susquehanna, will open at the Roberson Museum Sawtelle Gallery, and will run through June.

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Friday, March 7, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Food and refreshments available.

March 8

SPAGHETTI  DINNER, Saturday, March 8, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

BINGO, Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open at 11 a.m., play 1 p.m.

COOKIE WALK Fundraiser, Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Literacy/Cares Family Resource Center, New Milford. Buy a container and fill it with the cookies of your choice. Entertainment.

March 9

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Sunday, March 9, 12 – 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows.

LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS, Sunday, March 9, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

HAM PARTY, Sunday, March 9, beginning at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Refreshments provided. Bake sale, door prize, 50-50.

March 10

CLIFFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall. New members welcome.

March 11

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 12

CART (Susquehanna County Animal Response Team) information session, Shelter,” Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. at the Extension office, Montrose. Free. Registration required, call 278–1146.

SPRING FUN afternoon for seniors, Wednesday, March 12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Social time, light refreshments.

FISH & PIEROGIES, Wednesday, March 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 13

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, March 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

SCIENCE FOR YOUNG THINKERS program, Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. at the county office building Montrose. Eligible for CEU credits/Act 48 hours. Call the Cooperative Extension, 278–1158 for info or to register.

March 14

HAM PARTY, Friday, March 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Station. Free beverages. Refreshments available.

DINNER, ham and cabbage or fish, Friday, March 14, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 15

FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, March 15, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Springville United Methodist Church.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, March 15, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

March 17

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Monday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Eat in or take out.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for “Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills” workshop, which will begin April 3 at the Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose. Call 278–1158 for info.

March 18

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 19

RUEBEN SANDWICHES, Wednesday, March 19, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 20

MAUNDY THURSDAY Communion Service, Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.

SPRING EQUINOX Labyrinth Walk, Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278–9256 for info.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

March 21

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, March 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

FISH DINNER, Friday, March 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 25

FREE SEMINAR on selling timber, Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m.  at the Dept. of Agriculture, Tunkhannock. For info call Jim Kessler (Forester) at 278–4600, ext. 270 or the Conservation District, 278–4600.

Back to Top


Senior Center Menu March 3 - 7

Monday, March 3: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, brown rice, rye bread, pineapple.

Tuesday, March 4: beef stew, pickled beets, biscuit, graham crackers, fresh orange.

Wednesday, March 5: breaded cod, emperors blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, harvest flavor rice, chocolate pudding or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Thursday March 6: beef barbecue, potato salad, hamburg roll, granola bar, tropical fruit.

Friday, March 7: breaded veal patty, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, applesauce.

Senior Center Menu March 10 – 14

Monday March 10: hot turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, seasoned broccoli, honey wheat bread, apricots.

Tuesday, March 11: goulash, wax beans, potato bread, applesauce, chocolate chip granola bar.

Wednesday, March 12: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, parsley buttered potatoes, wheat bread, banana.

Thursday, March 13: pork chop, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, French style green beans, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, pineapple.

Friday, March 14: crab cake, California blend vegetables, rice pilaf, rye bread, cherry pie or cherries.

Back to Top


C.A.R.T. Hosts "Shelter" Information Session

The Susquehanna County Animal Response Team (C.A.R.T.) will host their next information session entitled "Shelter" on Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. in the county Extension Office, 31 Public Avenue, in Montrose. Classes are free to everyone, but registration is required by calling (570) 278–1146.

This information session will cover water and food management during the critical times of a disaster, among other concerns. It will also inform attendees of what they should bring with them to a mass shelter location when accompanied with their pets.

In other news, Susquehanna County C.A.R.T. will be participating in the annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day at Elk Lake High School on Friday, March 7.

Anyone interested in learning about the Susquehanna County Animal Response Team, the next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. in the County Extension's upstairs conference room, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose. For more information call (570) 289–4402.

Back to Top



Children’s Choir Rehearsals Begin

The Endless Mountains Children's Choir will begin the Spring semester with rehearsals beginning on Thursday, March 6, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and continuing on the following Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church: March 6, 13, and 27; April 3, 10, 17 and 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; June 5 and 12. Concert performances will be announced as soon as dates and locations are confirmed.

All children who love to sing are invited and encouraged to join the choir by contacting Dr. Christine Plonski Sezer, founder/artistic director at (570) 756-2961 or Boyd Manzer, manager at (570) 756-3047.

Back to Top


“Grandma's Children” Group Offers Support
By Diana Fuller

Nationwide, one in ten grandparents have been the primary caregiver and supporters of at least one grandchild at one time in their lifetime. Did you know that there are over 200,000 children in Pennsylvania in households headed by relatives other than their own parents? Do you know that in Pennsylvania alone, over 80,000 grandparents are responsible for all the basic needs of their own grandchildren. Issues due to substance abuse, illness, economic hardship, incarceration, divorce, domestic violence, death and still other family crises are the causes. From the year 1990-2000 there was a 30% increase. All of this information is based on the U.S. Census Bureau, Profile Selected Social Characteristics; 2000.

Do you also know that there are absolutely no support groups for these families in Susquehanna or the surrounding counties? There are no groups to join for the grandparents that are raising grandchildren and starting another family the second time around, until now. Come join us, Grandma's Children stands with open arms to welcome you. We want to deal with our physical, mental and spiritual problems.

We plan to have fun with cooking classes for the teens, crafts and games for the school age (6-12), and speakers to come talk and show us how to find the help we need for the adults. We have a gym, a kitchen, two nurseries and a meeting room that we can use, so the children are welcome to come. You do not need to find a babysitter. We are also going to have a buffet supper each time after the initial meeting so you will not have to cook, eat and run. There are already 17 agencies that have agreed to come and talk to us and help answer all our questions.

The first meeting will be March 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Bridgewater Baptist Church on the corner of Church (Rte. 706) and Spruce St. in Montrose. For more information call Diana Fuller, 278-1095 or e-mail Please put in the subject line Grandma's Children.

Back to Top


Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in March 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 March 7, 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.

Back to Top


Lenten Organ Meditation

The tradition of Lenten organ meditations at the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose continues on Wednesday, March 12 at noon when Martha Denkenberger will be the guest organist.

A soup and bread luncheon will be served in Westminster Hall after the organ meditation, at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Pastor Chuck Link, invites everyone in the community to attend.

Back to Top

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