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Senior Menu

Celtic Heritage Dinner At Historic St. Paul’s
Hill Country Happenings
July 4 Festivities Honor Firemen
Blue Ridge High Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie


May 28

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 28, 5 -7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS annual dinner meeting, Wednesday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Summit Tea Room, New Milford. Reservations required, call 434-2968.

May 29

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

May 30

CHICKEN & BISCUITS or fish dinner, Friday, May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

FRIENDS NIGHT, Friday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna First Baptist Church. Bob and Darleen Puffer will present a musical ministry program, followed by refreshments and fellowship.

May 31

BIRDING program, Saturday, May 31, 8 – 11 a.m. at the State Game lands in Hallstead. Meet in McDonald’s parking lot.

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE, Saturday, May 31, under the bridge in Susquehanna Boro. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 81.

VETERANS APPRECIATION spaghetti dinner, Saturday, May 31, 3-6 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Free for veterans (with proof of honorable service).

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, May 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

June 1

PUNT, PASS & KICK Contest with NY Giants’ Chris Snee, Sunday, June 1, 1:00 p.m. at the Montrose High School. Free. Call 278-3868 for info or to register.

OPEN AUDITIONS for Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday, June 1, 5:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Call 756–2887 for info.

May 31 & June 1

THE ODD COUPLE, presented by the Lakeside Players, Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the Union Dale Hall. Call 226–6207 for info or reservations.

June 2

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP meeting, Monday, June 2, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

June 3

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, Tuesday, June 3, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free.

June 3 & 4

AARP SAFE DRIVING course, Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4, 1-5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center. For info or to register, call Elaine Hobart, 727–3346.

June 4

SUSTAINABLE TABLE: What’s On Your Plate, Wednesday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theatre. Free.

June 4, 5 & 6

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, June 6, 10 a.m. to noon (bag day) at St. John’s Parish Center, Susquehanna.

June 6

CELTIC DINNER, Friday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Montrose. Hosted by the Daughters of the King. Bring a dish to pass. Call 278–2954 for info.

June 7

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, June 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.

CAR WASH & BAKE SALE, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lenoxville United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit Youth Group activities.

GOLF TOURNAMENT, Saturday, June 7, 7:30 a.m. at the Golden Oaks, Windsor. For info call the New Milford Area Rotary, 756–3052.

NATIONAL TRAIL DAY HIKE, Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Join guides on a 3-4 mile hike. Bring snacks and water.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Success in the Small Church program, Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the New Milford United Methodist Church, presented by the Route 11 Corridor Ministerium. Fee. Call 465–3500 for info.

June 8

ART & SCIENCE OF BEEKEEPING program with Matt Purdy, Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park.

June 11

BAD SEED: The Truth About Our Food, Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. Sponsored by the Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension.

June 14

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL and chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 14 at the Springville United Methodist Church. Crafters and vendors open at 10 a.m.

OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanesboro Senior Center at the Turnpike Terrace community room.

June 17

LAYETTE KIT OUTREACH, Endless Mts. Ministries quarterly meeting, Tuesday, June 17, 10 a.m. at the TREHAB Center meeting room, Montrose. For info call (607) 743–9969.

PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, Tuesday, June 17, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. Sponsored by the Bridgewater Baptist Church.

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Senior Center Menu May 26 – 30

Monday, May 26: closed, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27: chicken cordon bleu with cream sauce, emperor’s blend vegetables, rice pilaf, corn muffin, diced peaches.

Wednesday, May 28: breaded pork patty, mixed vegetables, macaroni salad, hamburg roll, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, May 29: chicken marsala, broccoli, white rice, white bread, apricots.

Friday, May 30: Swedish meatballs, cooked noodles, spinach, 12 grain bread, cantaloupe cubes.

Senior Center Menu June 2 – 6

Monday, June 2: Sloppy Joe, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburg roll, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh orange.

Tuesday, June 3: vegetable lasagna, fresh carrot sticks, grape juice, 12 grain bread, vanilla pudding or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Wednesday, June 4: sweet and sour meatballs, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, diced peaches.

Thursday, June 5: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, wheat bread, lemon meringue pie or diabetic angel food cake.

Friday, June 6: stuffed cabbage roll, parsley potatoes, green peas, corn muffin, granola bar, fruit cocktail.

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Celtic Heritage Dinner At Historic St. Paul’s

The Celtic heritage of Scotch/Irish settlers in early Susquehanna County will be celebrated at a dinner sponsored by The Daughters of the King at historic St. Paul's' in Montrose PA on June 6 at 6:00 p.m. The traditions of the early families are preserved in the songs and the delicious recipes for meals served in community celebrations. Everyone is invited to join in this Spirit of Summer event by bringing a dish to pass. Something as simple as a "green" salad or a secret family treat is more than welcome.

The Daughters of the King is a group of women from St. Paul's who gather regularly for study and service activities under the patronage of Saint Brigid of Kildare, the Irish Saint who had a generous heart and could never refuse the poor who came to her father's door. As one member says, " We pray for people who ask for our prayers and those who we feel have a need for them. We make prayer shawls for people in need of comfort."

The Celtic dinner is an annual event for the Daughters, who invite everyone to come and participate in an enjoyable social evening. A free will offering will be donated to a women's charitable group selected by the members.

For more information, call Brenda Allen at (570) 278–2954 or check their website at

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Hill Country Happenings
Submitted By Chris Lathrop

Six members of the Hill Country Artists showed their work at the highly successful Wine and Chocolate Festival held recently in Montrose. A large and enthusiastic crowd visited the exhibit of paintings and also enjoyed the quilts displayed by Phillippa Follert.

Pictured with their exhibits at the Wine and Chocolate Festival (l-r) are: Chris Lathrop, Rita Eddy, Evie Stark, Maureen VanNostrand, Ethel Hollister, Nancy Reed.

On Thursday, June 4, Hill Country Artists and guests will enjoy a day of plein aire painting and a pot luck supper at the home of Chris Lathrop near East Rush. For more information or directions to the location, call Chris at 278-2141. Everyone is invited to come and paint or just observe. In case of inclement weather, we can paint inside. Supper will be at 5:00 p.m. A short business meeting will follow.

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July 4 Festivities Honor Firemen

The Kiwanis-Lions-Rotary service clubs of Montrose are pleased to announce that they have chosen the theme “We the People 4th” for this year’s Independence Day Celebration to be held in Montrose on Friday, July 4, 2008.

On July 4, 1776, a group of dedicated patriots met in Philadelphia to ratify the Declaration of Independence for the United States of America. This event brought on the American Revolutionary War that led to the independent freedom for the 13 States from the colonial rule of Great Britain.

In September 1787, after many weeks of deliberation, representatives from all 13 states drafted a document known today as “The Constitution of the United States of America.”

The preamble to this constitution began as follows: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

These patriots joined together as volunteers to start the process of gaining our freedom and liberty from the tyranny and oppression of Great Britain. Because of their dedication and fortitude to a task in which they risked their own personal freedoms, we Americans can enjoy the way of life we cherish today.

Rex Catlin, 2008 chairman of the July 4 celebration, stated that this year’s theme of “We the People” was picked in order to highlight how a group of everyday citizens can come together to form a volunteer organization to do something for the benefit of others. The three service clubs that sponsor the day-long festivities, Kiwanis-Lions-Rotary (KLR), have “Service To Others” as their primary reason for existing.

The Kiwanis-Lions-Rotary wanted to recognize a group of volunteers who go out of their way to help others, especially in their time of need. The most outstanding group that exemplifies this quality are the Volunteer Firemen of Susquehanna County. There are countless volunteer firemen in the 18 fire companies located throughout the county who are always at a beckon’s call to help their neighbors. A special place of honor as the Grand Marshals will be extended to all the fire companies and their volunteers in the Patriotic Parade.

The July 4 festivities in Montrose provide a number of day-long activities to celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence. The day starts at 8:00 a.m. with the Endless Mountains Races. A trio of foot races include a one-mile Fun Run, and 5K and 10K runs.

Over 135 top quality arts and craft exhibitors will be set up on the Village Green, starting at 8:00 a.m. In addition, many food and soda booths will provide a vast variety of “goodies” to satisfy any palate. A chicken barbeque dinner will also be available, starting at 10:00 a.m.

The highlight of the day will be the Patriotic Parade, which steps off at 11:00 a.m. As in years past, the theme will be used as a guide to decorate the floats that will participate in the Parade. The floats that best depict this year’s theme, “We the People 4th” will be awarded cash prizes as follows: first - $200, second - $150, third - $100, fourth - $50, fifth - $50, and sixth – $50. In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Montrose will present the Ted Brzuska Memorial Award for the float that best depicts “service to others.” The prize is $100.

Floats will be judged during the parade for how they best present the basic theme for this year. The theme should center on how a group of volunteers come together to do something for the betterment of others. Examples can include those things that have a positive impact on our nation, our community, our schools, our church, our children, our entertainment, our freedoms and liberties, our environment, and many, many more possibilities.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the following telephone numbers: General Info – 278 -3537 or 553-2760, Arts & Crafts – 278-2566, Races – 879-2175, ext. 220, Parade – 278-3861.

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Blue Ridge High Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a magical, mythical, musical set in the Roaring Twenties when bobbing your hair and rolling your stockings was considered daring. Millie even colors her lips!

Sara Tompkins stars in the Blue Ridge Musical Theater’s presentation of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie (starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore), the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of songs and bright dance numbers. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady villainess who audiences will love to hate, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine to remember.

Under the direction of Jeff Burkett, Amy Zakarauskas, and Holly Snitzer the 20-member cast of Blue Ridge High School students will bring you another great production. Senior Sara Tompkins has the starring role as Millie, with Senior Josh Hartman playing the role of Jimmie Smith. Junior Nick Smith will be playing the role of the banker Mr. Trevor Graydon. Emily Guinan has the role of the evil Mrs. Meers.

The show will be presented in the Blue Ridge Theatre on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket price s is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students/senior citizens.

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