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Senior Menu

Agency On Aging To Host Public Hearing
Susky UMC To Host Seder Passover Dinner
Art Displays Fill Area Businesses
Excitement Builds For Library Auction Night
Clifford Society Presents Local Foods Program
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Walkers Needed
Young Children’s Fair At Mt. View School


April 9

FISH DINNER, Wednesday, April 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS workshop, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. Series of three parts, beginning Wednesday, April 9. Call 278-3836 to register.

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.

LADIES AUXILIARY of the Clifford Fire co. meeting, Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall. New members welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 10, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, April 10, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 11

DINNER, Friday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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.

BINGO, Saturday, April 12 at the Hallstead American Legion Post 357. Doors open at 11 a.m., play 1 p.m.

PORK AND DRESSING DINNER, Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Gibson Grange #798, Gelatt.

April 13

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, April 13 at the Brookdale Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit Snake Creek Volunteer Fire Co.

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.

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Fire Hall. Program topic will be growing garlic.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 15, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 17

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 17, noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Sponsored by Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro Building. program by Gene Price on early hydroelectric generating plants in Oakland and Lanesboro.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 17, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

April 18

DINNER, Friday, April 18, 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

CONCERT by Charlie and Carol Reed, Friday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, April 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. All you can eat!

April 19

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 19, beginning at noon at Hallstead American Legion Post 357.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 19, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

ALTERNATE ENERGY and Green Building Tour, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

BINGO, Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 19 at the VFW, Montrose. Doors open 4 p.m., buffet dinner 4:45 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 278–1881 for info.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, April 19, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, April 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church.

MINI GOLF, Saturday, April 19, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Admission cost is a food item or donation for the food bank. Refreshments available.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 19, noon until gone at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Craft/bake sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YOUNG CHILDREN’S FAIR, Saturday, April 19, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Mt. View Elementary School. Free.

April 20

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Proceeds benefit the Hallstead-Great Bend Lions Club.

April 21

SUSQUEHANNA JUNIOR SABERS meeting, Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club.

April 22

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 22, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

BAKE SALE, Tuesday, April 22 at the Forest Lake Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit the Forest Lake Scholarship Fund.

April 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, April 23, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 24

SEASONAL LUNCHEON of sustenance for body, mind and spirit, Thursday, April 24, 11:45 a.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Call 278-9256 for info or to register.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

April 25

DINNER, Friday, April 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 26

ON OUR WAY HOME concert, Saturday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 26, under the bridge in Susquehanna Boro. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 81.

April 27

ABCs OF HERBAL TEAS program, Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. at Salt Spring State Park. Registration required, call 967–7275.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 27, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 29

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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Senior Center Menu April 7 - 11

Monday, April 7: sloppy Joe, augratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburg roll, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh orange.

Tuesday, April 8: vegetable lasagna, fresh carrot sticks, grape juice, 12 grain bread, vanilla pudding or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Wednesday, April 9: sweet and sour meatballs, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, diced peaches.

Thursday, April 10: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, wheat bread, lemon meringue pie or diabetic angel food cake.

Friday, April 11: stuffed cabbage roll, parsley potatoes, green peas, corn muffin, granola bar, fruit cocktail.

Senior Center Menu April 14 – 18

Monday, April 14: stuffed pepper, corn, wheat bread, noodles, round cake or diabetic angel food cake.

Tuesday, April 15: chicken parmigiana, tossed salad, sweet potatoes, rye bread, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, April 16: pork barbecue, peas and carrots, perogies, hamburg roll, granola bar, apricots.

Thursday, April 17: chicken and dumplings, Normandy blend vegetables, parsley buttered rice, corn muffin, mandarin oranges.

Friday, April 18: beef patty, coleslaw, baked beans, hamburg roll, graham crackers, diced peaches.

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Agency On Aging To Host Public Hearing

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will conduct a public hearing on the agency’s Four-Year Plan on Friday, April 11, at the Emergency Management Conference Room, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public of the AAA’s Four-Year Plan which will be submitted to the PA Department of Aging. The Four-Year Plan will be in effect from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012.

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. Results of the Community Needs Assessment Surveys, program initiatives, and program focus for the next four-year planning cycle will be discussed.

Questions regarding the AAA’s Four-Year Plan for 2008-12 may be directed to Marlea Hoyt at (570) 265–6121 or toll-free at 1-800-982-4346.

The public is invited to attend.

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Susky UMC To Host Seder Passover Dinner

Sunday April 13, at 5:00 p.m., the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, will host a Seder Passover meal. This meal and evening of worship will be open to the public. There will not be a charge to attend. It promises to be a very instructional evening, and will be a chance to learn and grow in faith and worship as we learn the true meaning of Passover.

This Seder Passover meal will be under the direction of Messianic Rabbi Ron Goldberg, of Binghamton, New York. Rabbi Ron is the new Director of Binghamton Rescue Mission in Binghamton. He has been working in the Triple Cities area for several years, assisting the homeless and needy. He now has the capability of housing 32 people in the Rescue Mission Shelter.

There will be a love offering at this event to assist Rabbi Ron in his work.

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Art Displays Fill Area Businesses
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

A collection of little hand prints, a turtle made from a paper plate, or a colorful painting expressing spring; just some of what you may find in area businesses during April. The countywide Young Art Display is in celebration of National “Week of the Young Child,” April 13-19.

More than 50 businesses from Forest City, Lenox, Great Bend, Hallstead, Montrose, New Milford and Susquehanna responded to the call from Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) to recognize the talents of our young children by displaying their work. Various childcare, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs supplied everything from drawings to craft projects. The items reflect the role early education plays in shaping a child’s future. Research shows children who receive a quality experience before the age of five achieve greater success late in life.

CARES would not have been able to coordinate this special display without the help of CARES volunteers, the Endless Mountains Businesses Association, Forest City Commercial Association, Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce and the Susquehanna Community Development Association. The effort is another way CARES promotes Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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Excitement Builds For Library Auction Night

Auction Night is returning for the tenth year, and this is shaping up to be the best ever! This fun-and laughter-filled event, which includes a buffet dinner, will be held at the VFW on April 19.

This 1930s crazy quilt, oil painting, and bluestone plaque are just a few of the special items that will be auctioned off Saturday, April 19, at the Montrose VFW, to benefit the Library and Historical Society.

A few of the special items this year are a week in an Outer Banks beach cottage; a 12-foot square bluestone patio; a beautiful antique crazy quilt; an autographed hockey stick from the Binghamton Senators; and a stone wall building class. There are also bed-and-breakfast stays, event tickets, antiques, art, crafts, special baskets, extraordinary desserts, and much more. About two dozen door prizes ensure that even if you don’t feel like bidding, you’re very likely to go home with something special! The doors open at 4 p.m., dinner starts at 4:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 6 p.m., hosted by entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington. Tickets are available at the door, and includes appetizers, dinner, and desserts. All proceeds support the Library and Historical Society. For more information on Auction Night, call (570) 278-1881 or visit

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Clifford Society Presents Local Foods Program

The Clifford Township Historical Society will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Restaurant in Clifford. After a short business meeting, Lisa Schmidt and Jerome Rigot will give a presentation on the importance of supporting local agriculture. They will talk about the growing trend in the U.S. that acknowledges the importance of eating fresh, local produce for the health of the individual and for supporting the local economy.

Where does your food come from? Our forefathers lived in a world of self-sufficiency, growing most of the food consumed by their families. Our world has changed, making the source of our food more important than ever.

All are welcome to join for this interesting and informative presentation.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in April 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 April 11 and 25 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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Walkers Needed!

The tenth annual Valerie (Holmes) Shook Memorial Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes will be held on Saturday, May 10 – rain or shine! All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in memory of Valerie, pictured above, who died at the age of 32 and was diagnosed with diabetes in childhood. The four-mile walk on the Rails-to-Trails path will start and end at the Pump 'n' Pantry in Montrose. Walkers who will find sponsors are needed now, but you can also self-sponsor the day of the walk. A brochure is available at the Montrose Library, or online at Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Please help honor Valerie's memory and raise funds to fight juvenile diabetes in our community and across the country! For more information about the walk, call (570) 278-1881.

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Young Children’s Fair At Mt. View School

Youngsters, tell your parents it is time to celebrate! Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is teaming up with Mountain View Elementary School to host a party full of events just for you.

In honor of national “Week of the Young Child,” CARES invites children ages eight or younger to take part in the “CARES Young Children’s Fair,” April 19, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The gymnasium will be full of free games and activities designed for youngsters, as well as information and support for the adults who help in their development. Those who stop by may enjoy face painting and craft making while also signing up to win some special gifts. Parents and caregivers may also take advantage of free child identification kits by the Masons.

Special events are also planned. At 1:30 p.m., join in a sing-a-long of “toddler tunes.” At 2:00 p.m., “The Dance Man” will appear, ready to read to all. At 2:30 p.m., young and old may take hold of a huge parachute and see the fun that unfolds.

This celebration is possible thanks to the support of the Mountain View PTO, the Mountain View Elementary Student Council, and CARES dedicated volunteers. It is another way Susquehanna County CARES supports Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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