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Senior Menu

Soloist Johanna Reed At St. Paul’s Church
Lecture On Young Civil War Soldiers
All Aboard For Cub Scout Fun
Discover The D&H
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Program For Babies At County Libraries
Annual Senior Expo


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.

BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, June 19, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Call the Red Cross at 278–1427 for appointments.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro Building. New members welcome.

LAWN SUPPER, chicken and biscuits, Thursday, June 19, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms.

June 20

“GOOD NEWS” gospel quartet concert, Friday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Refreshments will follow.

SUMMER RECITAL by Windwood Hill Dance Academy students, Friday, June 20 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. Call 465-2147 for info.

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.

LAPTIME PROGRAM for babies age 0 to one year, Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. at the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. Free.

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

BINGO, Saturday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

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.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, June 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ararat United Methodist Church.

GPS UNIT workshop, Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. to noon at the Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose. Fee. Call 265–2896 to register (required).

SUMMER SOLSTICE/Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.

SUMMER RECITAL by students of the Windwood Hill Dance Academy, Saturday, June 21, 1:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. Call 465-2147 for info.

June 22

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, June 22, 5 p.m. at Fairdale Township Park, sponsored by the Fairdale Grange. Food, live music. Bring chairs.

JOHANNA REED will be guest soloist Sunday, June 22, at the 9 a.m. worship service at St. Paul’s church, Montrose.

BOY SCOUTS VENTURING sign-ups, Sunday, June 22, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Susquehanna. High adventure program for young men and women ages 14 – 21.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 22, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

TURKEY & TRAP SHOOT, Sunday, June 22, beginning at 10:00 at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

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

June 23

FAMILY AL-ANON Group meeting, Monday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

June 24-27

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

June 24

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

FREE LECTURE on young Civil War soldiers, Tuesday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Call 278–1881 for info.

June 24 – 27

CHILDREN’S MUSIC CAMP, June 24 – 27, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose. For info or reservations, call 278-2954.

June 25

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, June 25, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 26

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, June 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 27

DINNER, turkey and biscuits or fish, Friday, June 27, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

June 28

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE, Saturday, June 28 under the bridge in Susquehanna. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troup 81.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, June 28, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, June 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

LAPTIME PROGRAM for infants (0-1 year), Saturday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Library. Free. Call 879–2227 for info.

June 28 & 29

FRONTIER DAYS, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Admission. Call 434–3353 for info.

July 2

LAPTIME PROGRAM for infants age 0-1 year, Wednesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library. Free. Call 853–4106 for info.

July 7 – 11

TAPESTRY WEAVING for children, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hallstead. Ages 4 years through sixth grade welcome. Call 879-4676 for info.


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Senior Center Menu June 16 - 20

Monday, June 16: hot roast beef sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes, parsley buttered carrots, white bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, June 17: sweet and sour chicken, emperor’s blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, pineapple, grape juice.

Wednesday June 18: lemon pepper cod, scalloped potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.

Thursday June 19: meat lasagna, garlic seasoned green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, chocolate éclair or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Friday, June 20: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, honeydew melon.

Senior Center Menu June 23 – 27

Monday, June 23: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, brown rice, rye bread, pineapple.

Tuesday, June 24: beef stew, pickled beets, biscuit, graham crackers, fresh orange.

Wednesday, June 25: breaded cod, emperors blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, harvest flavor rice, chocolate pudding or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Thursday, June 26: beef barbecue, potato salad, hamburg roll, granola bar, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 27: breaded veal patty, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes, honey wheat bread, graham crackers, applesauce.

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Soloist Johanna Reed At St. Paul’s Church

Johanna Reed, 2007 Graduate of Montrose Area High School will be the guest soloist at Historic St. Paul’s Church, Montrose, at the 9 a.m. worship on Sunday, June 22. Ms. Reed will perform on the French Horn, with her mother, Ann Reed, as piano accompanist.

Ms. Reed has just completed her first year at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, where she is majoring in Music Education. During high school she studied with Sarah Birchard and Antonino Bennici and was three-time All-State Musician. She also performed with the All-Eastern MENC Symphony in Hartford, CT. Currently, she is a student of Jeb Wallace at Susquehanna University.

In her first year at Susquehanna University, Ms. Reed performed in the University Orchestra, Band, Brass Quintet, and Horn Quartet. This past March she performed with the Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 278-2954 or visit the parish website

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Lecture On Young Civil War Soldiers

On Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m., come to the Montrose Theatre (18 Public Ave.) to enjoy a presentation entitled “The Boys in Blue” by Commonwealth Speaker Richard Sauers, historian and author.

This Civil War uniform is on display at the Susquehanna County Historical Society.

Far too often, books present Union Civil War soldiers as cardboard cutouts who fought the enemy and won the war. Few books portray common soldiers as they actually lived and died. Sauers will examine the common soldiers in blue and how they coped with a war in which more than 600,000 men died. Many of the soldiers were teenagers who learned to cope with army life by playing practical jokes, getting into trouble and, at times, harassing civilians. This often humorous presentation will show youthful soldiers in a new light.

The Library and Historical Society is sponsoring this first lecture in a summer series of three, in conjunction with the Montrose Theatre (the other dates are July 23 and August 20).

These presentations are a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a lifetime of learning. For more information on the lecture, call 278-1881 or visit

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All Aboard For Cub Scout Fun
By Andrew R. Zilnik, Delahanna District Executive

It’s not too late to “get your ticket” for a week of Scouting fun and adventure at Cub Scout Day Camp – even for new Scouts! But you’ll have to hurry as the date, July 7-11, is fast approaching.

Delahanna Boy Scout District is once again planning a week of games, fishing, shooting sports instruction, scout skills, and crafts for the Day Camp, which is held at the Central Conservation Club in S. Montrose every July, and is open to all registered Cub Scouts. A “transportation” theme will bring special guests every day, who will share their theme-related interests with the Cub Scouts. The camp ends on Friday with an extended program that includes a family picnic and skits performed by the dens and staff, for everyone’s enjoyment.

A special program this year will allow a prospective Tiger Scout to attend Day Camp on Wednesday, July 9, for free. Boys entering first grade in August/September, 2008 are invited to enjoy the Cub Scout program this day at camp if registered in advance and accompanied by a parent all day. To register for this free day, call Assistant Camp Director Andy Doppel at 278-2060 as soon as possible.

Cub Scouts who have not yet signed up for camp can do so by calling Camp Director Jim Borosh at 278-4875, or Program Director Kathy Prusack at 965-2833. Don’t miss this opportunity to be transported to the fun and adventurous world of Cub Scouting, where values are instilled, citizenship is promoted, and life-long friends are made.

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Discover The D&H
Submitted by Lynn M. Conrad

The next “Discover the D&H Rail-Trail” tour will take place Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. A hike will leave at 10 a.m. from the Simpson Trailhead at Route 171 and Homestead Street. It will be led by “Hiking Jane” Frye and will be a Summer Solstice Wildflower hike. All are welcome to join in on this easy hike, which will identify the flora and fauna along the trail. The group may hike up Panther’s Bluff if interested.

On Wednesday, June 25at 6 p.m., a fitness walk will be held from the Forest City Trailhead, off Route 247. Ed Golecki will lead a walk that focuses on yoga and incorporating breathing into your walk.

The D&H trail has recently been resurfaced for ten miles and is great for walking, hiking and biking. The trail is open to the public dawn to dusk, seven days a week, and easy to explore on your own.

“Discover the D&H” tours will continue throughout the summer and fall. Directions, the complete schedule and trail information can be found at Call or e-mail the Council office at 785-7245 ( for a free brochure and trail map.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in June 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 June 27 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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Program For Babies At County Libraries

Babies and Books is a free program for infants and their parents at the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. A special lap-time program will be held at the main library and three branches as part of Babies and Books. Bring your baby (0-1 year) to enjoy stories and songs and receive a free gift! Baby Laptime will be held at the Montrose Main Library (2 Monument Sq) on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m.; at the Hallstead-Great Bend Branch (Franklin St.) on Saturday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.; at the Susquehanna Branch on Wednesday, July 2 at 10 a.m.; and at the Forest City Branch (Main St.) on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the main library at 278–1881.

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Annual Senior Expo

Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is hosting her annual Senior Expo for residents age 55 and older and their families, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20 at Athens-Lynch/Bustin Elementary School.

Pickett will host a town hall meeting at 11:30 a.m. to answer seniors' state-related questions and for those attending to learn more about the legislation lawmakers are creating to benefit them.

The Senior Expo will feature exhibits on programs including: health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, wills, fraud protection, government services, hunting and fishing.

For Susquehanna County, transportation will be provided by the Susquehanna County Transport System. Call County Transit at 1-800-323-2051 to make transportation reservations or to obtain a Transit ID Card.

For more information on the Senior Expo, call Pickett's district offices in Susquehanna County at 934-2557.

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