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Senior Menu

Aquatic Insects: A Nature Walk
LWV Hosts Careers In The Arts Program
A Hymn Sing At First Presbyterian


March 26

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, March 26, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 27

CAREERS IN THE ARTS program with Kathleen Harwood, Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. For info call the League of Women Voters, 278–9082

SEED STARTING class, Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m. at the County Office Building. seating is limited, call 278–1158 to make a reservation.

GAS LEASING program, Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m. at the Newton Recreation Center, Clarks Summit. Fee. For info call the Cooperative Extension at 963–6842.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

March 28

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, March 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 29

OPEN HEARTH COOKING program, Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, March 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the South Montrose Community Church. Delivery available, call 278–1358 by March 25.

“GOOD NEWS” (gospel group) in concert, Saturday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, March 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE, Saturday, March 29 at the Maplewood Lanes in South Montrose. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. For info call 278–4600, ext. 212.

March 29 & 30

VARSITY BASEBALL CLINIC, Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 at Susquehanna Community High School. Ages 6-9 at noon, ages 10-14 at 2:30. Fee. For info call 853-4921, ext. 2203.

April 2

MAKING SENSE of Your Dollars and Cents seminar, Wednesday, April 2, noon at the Montrose Bible Conference. Take a closer look at the way you manage the finances of your business. For info or to register, call 265–9103.

April 3

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, April 3, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Great Bend VFW. Takeouts available.

April 4 & 5

GUYS AND DOLLS, Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. at the Windsor High School. Call (607) 655–8250 for info.

April 5

BENEFIT for Kaleb Setzer, Saturday, April 5, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center. Silent auction, food, music, pie sale, more. Donations may be made to Kaleb’s fund, Peoples National Bank, 222 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, 18847. Call 853–3858 for info.

100th BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE for Goldie Small, Saturday, April 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the Green Gables Restaurant in New Milford. At her request, no gifts please.

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, April 5, beginning at 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 5, 7 – 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church.

RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, April 5, 1-3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange. Proof of previous vaccinations required for 3-year shot. Distemper shots available. All animals must be leashed or caged.

April 5 & 6

HUNTER SAFETY training course, Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Registration required, call 879–2483.

April 6

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 6, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. All you can eat!

HYMN SING, Sunday, April 6, 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Refreshments will be served.

April 10

BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 10, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Must be 17 years of age, photo ID required. call 278–1427 for an appointment.

April 11 & 12

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.

April 12

FISHERMEN’S BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 12, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rush Social Hall. All you can eat! Sponsored by the Rush Ladies Auxiliary.

BACKYARD POULTRY workshop, Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  at the Mt. View Diner in Clifford. Fee covers refreshments and materials. For info or to register, call the Cooperative Extension, 278–1158.

April 14

OPEN MEETING of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

April 15

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Speakers Rich and Wendy Seymour will present a program about the health benefits of garlic.

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Senior Center Menu March 24 – 28

Monday, March 24: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, potato salad, hot dog roll, chocolate chip granola bar, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, March 25: tuna noodle casserole, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, cranberry juice, 12 grain bread, honeydew melon.

Wednesday, March 26: honey mustard chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, rye bread, graham crackers, pineapple.

Thursday, March 27: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, Boston cream pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Friday, March 28: glazed chicken, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, brown rice, mandarin oranges.

Senior Center Menu March 31 – April 4

Monday, March 31: homemade meatloaf with gravy, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, potato bread, graham crackers, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Tuesday, April 1: chicken cordon bleu with cream sauce, emperors blend vegetables, rice pilaf, corn muffin, diced peaches.

Wednesday, April 2: breaded pork patty, mixed vegetables, macaroni salad, hamburg roll, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, April 3: chicken marsala, broccoli, white rice, white bread, apricots.

Friday, April 4: Swedish meatballs, cooked noodles, spinach, 12 grain bread, cantaloupe cubes.

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Aquatic Insects: A Nature Walk
By Trebbe Johnson

Spring is coming, and before long, insects will be hatching in streams, ponds, lakes, and puddles all over the region. On Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m., the Florence Shelly Wetlands just north of Thompson, PA will present a walk that offers a fascinating look at the life cycles and characteristics of aquatic insects. Leading the walk is Stuart Slocum, an entomologist and retired biology instructor from Mountain View High School.

Early spring is an ideal time to get a closer look at the often unexplored world of mayflies, stoneflies, caddis flies, and other insects that spend at least part of their life cycle living in water, either beneath the surface or skimming the top for food. By early April, aquatic insects are large enough to see in their larval forms, attached to rocks or clustered beneath them at the edges of ponds and streams. As the weather warms, even more of them will emerge from the water in characteristic ways. For example, as Mr. Slocum will point out, black flies attach themselves vertically to stones so that a cluster of them, viewed from above, resembles a thick carpet.

The types and diversity of insect species detectable at this time of year are indicators of water quality. For example, mayfly larvae are only found in unpolluted, well-oxygenated water, while other fly larvae prefer more stagnant water. Since 2008 has been unusually wet, some species, such as black flies, may be washed downstream, so they won’t be so abundant later in the year.

Mr. Slocum, who is in the process of getting a Master’s degree in entomology from the University of Nebraska, authors a weekly column about insects, “What’s Bugging You?,” in the Susquehanna County Transcript. In the coming weeks, he’ll be writing about some of the insects likely to be encountered on the walk.

Both adults and children will enjoy getting a closer look at aquatic insects at the early stages of their life cycle. Participants will meet at the parking lot, one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. Some areas of the trail will probably be wet, so warm, protective footwear is highly recommended. For further information, contact Carol or Dave Clemens (570) 879-4244, or Andy Gardner (570) 727-3362.

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LWV Hosts Careers In The Arts Program

The public is invited to explore the diverse world of arts careers with The League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County’s Uncommon Woman of 2008, Kathleen Harwood. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 27, 7-9 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall (Chestnut St. entrance), Montrose so that you don’t miss this opportunity. Ms. Harwood is a familiar face to the millions of loyal viewers of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow; she’s been evaluating paintings and drawings across America since the very first show was filmed in 1995 and is seen regularly on TV.

Kathleen Harwood will be the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Careers in the Arts program on March 27.

At this event she will share with students, parents, grandparents, mentors, guidance counselors and all art enthusiasts, her insights about the many rewarding niche arts-related professions beyond teaching and creating art. These are unexplored, yet lucrative and challenging professions for those with Liberal Arts interests and education. She would like to urge young people especially to “take off the blinders,” regarding how one can participate and create within the arts world. This event is free to all, thanks to Ms. Harwood’s kindness and the LWVSC.

Antiques Roadshow is only one aspect of Kathleen’s professional life; it provides the opportunity to travel around America with a wonderful group of colleagues, to meet incredible people, and to never lose that great sense of anticipation – just what is in that black plastic garbage bag? When she’s not “on the road,” she enjoys her home on Lake Montrose, her golden boys (dogs!), her gardens and the slower pace of life in the country.

For LWV information, go to

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A Hymn Sing At First Presbyterian

A Hymn Sing will be offered 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6 at the First Presbyterian Church, 71 Church Street, Montrose.

Bud Wilcox will lead the hymn sing, accompanied by Sarah S. Bertsch, organist. Other participants include Joe Welden, John Bolles, Mary Ann DeWitt, men’s quartet “Undivided,” Mandy Gambal, Tim and Johanna Masters, “Tapestry of Praise” and “Guys Gals.”

Refreshments will be served in the Missionary Room following the program. A freewill offering will be directed to local charities. Join in for an afternoon of listening and singing old favorite hymns.

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