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Senior Menu

A Simpler Thyme” At Oldest House
Comfort Pond To Open For Fishing
Farm Market Nutrition Program For Seniors
First Annual County Farm Tour Planned


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 5

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

June 6

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, June 6 at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, beginning after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and concluding with Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service.

DINNER, chicken cacciatore or fish, Friday, June 6, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL and flea market, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Mill Village Church, New Milford.

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, June 7, beginning at noon at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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 9

AL-ANON Family Group meeting, Monday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

June 10

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 11

FUN DAY, Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

FISH & PIEROGIES, Wednesday, June 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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 12

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 12, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, June 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 13

DINNER, roast pork or fish, Friday, June 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 14

COOKIE & GARAGE SALE, Saturday, June 14 at the Thompson United Methodist Church during the Thompson Town Fair.

FLAG DAY celebration with the Marine Corps League Color Guard, Saturday, June 14, 4:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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 14 – 17

STOCK DOG TRIALS, June 14 through 17 at Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom. Call 289-4902 or 289-4733 for info.

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.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 17, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 18

AMERICAN HARVEST, Wednesday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker. Free.

June 19

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

June 20

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, June 20, 4-7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

DINNER, ham or fish, Friday, June 20, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 21

CAR WASH, Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, Hallstead.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Soldiers’ Orphan School, Harford. Book sale, crafts, lunch available. Call 289-4267 for info.

June 22

BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 22, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 24-27

SPIRIT OF SUMMER music camp, June 24-27 at Historic St. Paul’s, Montrose. For info call 278-2954.

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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.

Senior Center Menu June 9 - 13

Monday June 9: stuffed pepper, corn, wheat bread, noodles, round cake or diabetic angel food cake.

Tuesday, June 10: chicken parmigiana, tossed salad, sweet potatoes, rye bread, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, June 11: pork barbecue, peas and carrots, perogies, hamburg roll, granola bar, apricots.

Thursday, June 12: chicken and dumplings, Normandy blend vegetables, parsley buttered rice, corn muffin, mandarin oranges.

Friday, June 13: beef patty, coleslaw, baked beans, hamburg roll, graham crackers, diced peaches.

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“A Simpler Thyme” At Oldest House

A simple day of old-fashioned fun is planned at the Oldest House in Laceyville on Saturday, June 7.

Round up the family and take a relaxing drive down Route 6 to Laceyville’s main street, where the Oldest House grounds will be transformed into an encampment featuring axe-throwing, muskets, and relics of the past.

Local resident Larry Lynes will have his long bow collection on display. Painter Carol Stein will be creating beautiful art on site, as will China painter, Mary Winterringer. Brian Stein, also a local resident, will be demonstrating wood-working techniques.

The day’s atmosphere will be complimented with a variety of handmade items, an herb garden, a plant sale, and free books. Lunch will be available.

“A Simpler Thyme at the Oldest House” will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; there is no admission charge. For more information, call (570) 869-2706 or contact the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau at (570) 836-5431 or 1-800-769-8999;

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Comfort Pond To Open For Fishing

Pennsylvania American Water and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting and first-cast ceremony at the opening of Susquehanna County’s newest public access area, Comfort Pond on Thursday, June 5 starting at 6:30 p.m.

There are few lakes or ponds open to public fishing in Susquehanna County. The Comfort Pond fishing access fills a void.

The creation of this new, public fishing area was the result of a partnership between PA American Water Company and the Fish and Boat Commission. The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club and local residents were also instrumental in helping to make this opportunity possible.

“We are very fortunate in this area to benefit from our beautiful, natural resources as Comfort Pond,” stated Don Kessler, network manager, Pennsylvania American Water. “Pennsylvania American Water is proud to partner with the Fish and Boat Commission to offer residents of Susquehanna County access to fishing here along the shoreline.”

The location will be at the new gravel parking area adjacent to Comfort Pond. This parking area is located off of State Route 171, between Lanesboro and Thompson in the Northeastern portion of the county.

For questions on the event, contact Walt Dietz, Regional Education and Outreach Coordinator at (570) 477-2206 or

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Farm Market Nutrition Program For Seniors

The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga is working with the PA Dept of Agriculture to administer the Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers senior citizens age 60 and older and meeting financial criteria the opportunity to receive free, Pennsylvania grown fresh fruits and vegetables from approved WIC farm markets. Each eligible senior will receive $20.00 in food vouchers to use at approved WIC farm markets, to purchase free fresh fruits and vegetables. Seniors must meet the following income guidelines to participate in the program: $19,240 for single person and $25,900 for married couple. Seniors must be residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna or Tioga Counties. Proof of age and residency is required at the time of sign-up (driver’s license, photo ID, etc). Individuals picking up vouchers for a friend or family member must present a completed and signed proxy form and proof of age and residency of the recipient. Proxy forms can be obtained by calling the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 982-4346.

The food vouchers can be used at any approved WIC farm market. A listing of approved WIC farmers’ markets will be available at the designated distribution sites. Seniors may pick up their food vouchers at the following locations and times.

Lawton Senior Center: June 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lanesboro Senior Center: June 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge Senior Center: June 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lenoxville Senior Center: June 19, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Montrose Senior Center: June 20, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Forest City Senior Center: June 23, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Area Agency On Aging: 35 Spruce St. Suite 1, Montrose, Monday – Friday, months of June and July, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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First Annual County Farm Tour Planned

Penn State Cooperative Extension and local producers in Susquehanna County are proud to present the first annual Susquehanna County Farm Tour on Sunday, June 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine! The tour is a great opportunity to visit, explore, and learn about local producers and agriculture. Tickets cover visits to nine farms located throughout Susquehanna County.

Nine diverse farm operations have opened their doors for visitors to experience local food and farm products firsthand. The farms on the tour include the following:

Abbott’s Garden, John and Sue Abbott, New Milford: visit an “in-town” organic vegetable farm. Get ideas and tips for growing your own healthy veggies in small and medium spaces using “lazy-women” gardening techniques, and get a glimpse of happy pastured hens at work and play!

Jayne’s Orchard, Roger and Jeannie Jayne, Jayne Road in West Auburn: Family owned since 1878, come and see what they’re growing for fall 2008. Jayne’s grows 25 varieties of apples, concord grapes, six varieties of peaches, and cherries.

Alpacas of Sunshine Farm, Catherine and Don Hines, located just outside of New Milford: Alpacas! “Discover” these wonderful animals from the Andes Mountains here in the Endless Mountains. Feel their luxuriously warm fiber and the peacefulness alpacas create. Sunshine Farm has been breeding alpacas since 1998. To learn more, come visit with them and the alpacas.

Bel Park Farm, John and Mary Parks, Rt. 171 between Great Bend and Susquehanna: A farmer’s dream come true – vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, garlic, as well as jam. The Parks family has been farming the land since 1864. Visit the animals on the farm – dairy cows, chickens, pigs, and even a few Hereford beef cows.

Hawley-Farms, Louis Hawley family, located just outside of Montrose: Farm fresh meats from the hills of Pennsylvania. Top quality, grass-fed meats that will feed mind, body and soul. Hawley Farms farm is managed with the belief that there is a connection between the soil, animals and human health. With that in mind, all products are produced in an environmentally sound manner. Grass-fed beef is the mainstay.

Prospect Street Gardens, Rena Scroggins and Mark Rosengrant, Montrose: A start-up biodynamic/organic vegetable and herb garden specializing in heirloom varieties, located on a 100+ year old farm with striking, brown-shingled barns that you can’t miss, in the town of Montrose. Mark and Rena use an unheated greenhouse, raised beds, and cold frames for year-round production. They work their beds with handmade tools. Come and see and try for yourself.

Brigadoon at Flat Rock, Catherine Hynes, located just outside of Nicholson: Visit this farm on the hill and see bees making honey and a studio where Catherine makes soap and candles; raised bed gardens of herbs and veggies along with a greenhouse where the seedlings are started. Organic herbs will be on display.

The Quest Center, Ananda Marga, between Brooklyn and Hop Bottom: The Quest Center has been active since 1990 as a retreat center dedicated to yoga, meditation and martial arts. Last year the center started a Community Garden that has produced fresh organic vegetables, which are donated to the local food bank. This year they wish to connect the garden produce with food processing. The certified kitchen at the center has started the production of granola bars with the goal of making the Quest Center a sustainable eco-village. Small solar panels are installed on one of the sheds.

Skoloff Valley Organic Farm, Lisa Schmidt and Jerome Rigot, Steven’s Point Road, 10-minutes from Susquehanna: Skoloff offers a wide variety of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers in season. Multi-colored eggs from the pastured, free range, heritage breed hens are available year round. Skoloff is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by nature. On the farm, farm managers Lisa and Jerome follow the rhythms of the four seasons in their entire splendor and are humbled by their daily experiences of being stewards of the land and taking care of the animals that live there.

Advanced tickets are available at the Growers’ Market Place, 6 South Main Street, Montrose; Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose; participating farms on the tour; and at select vendors at the Montrose Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. till noon. Tickets are also available the day of the event at each location on the tour or at the Growers’ Market Place from noon till 4:00 p.m. Ticket proceeds will be used to fund future tours and events to support local agriculture. Tickets include detailed farm descriptions, directions, and a map to each farm location on the tour.

Don’t miss this great event to learn about the delicious local foods and fine products produced right here in Susquehanna County.

Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If you anticipate needing special accommodations at the farms on the tour, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at (570) 278-1158.

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