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Senior Menu

Countryside Conservancy Annual Auction July 12
Court House Closing Notice
Mountain Aire Brass At St. Paul’s Church
ARC Offers Summer Swimming Lessons


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.

RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL meeting, Thursday, June 26 at the Idlewild Heights Pavilion. Covered dish; hamburgs, hotdogs provided. For info call 785–7245.

June 27

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

CHILDREN’S CONCERT by the Summer Music Camp children, Friday, June 27, 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Parish House, Montrose.

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.

June 29

MOUNTAIN AIRE BRASS will play at the 9 a.m. service at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose, on Sunday, June 29.

June 30

AL-ANON family group meeting, Monday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

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 4 & 5

ANNUAL PICNIC, Friday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 5 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Parade at 11:30 and fireworks at 10 p.m. Friday; food, games, entertainment both days.

July 5

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, July 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.

July 7 – 11

GOD’S WILD KINGDOM Vacation Bible School, July 7 – 11, 6:30 p.m. at Brushville Baptist Church. Call 465–3861 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.

July 9

FUN DAY, Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

July 14 – 18

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “God’s Big Back Yard,” Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. for ages 3 1/2 years through sixth grade at South New Milford Baptist Church. Music, bible stories, crafts, snacks games.

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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.

Senior Center Menu June 30 – July 4

Monday, June 30: hot turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, seasoned broccoli, honey wheat bread, apricots.

Tuesday, July 1: goulash, wax beans, potato bread, applesauce, chocolate chip granola bar.

Wednesday, July 2: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, parsley buttered potatoes, wheat bread, banana.

Thursday, July 3: pork chop, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, French style green beans, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, pineapple.

Friday, July 4: centers closed, Independence Day.

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Countryside Conservancy Annual Auction July 12

The Countryside Conservancy’s ninth annual auction is set for Saturday, July 12 on the green at Keystone College in LaPlume. All members of the public are cordially invited to join Conservancy friends for a great evening under the big tent. The event starts at 6 p.m., with a live jazz trio, cocktails, dinner and door prizes in addition to the Silent and Live Auction.

Among the items on offer are: original artwork; a private cooking party; an assortment of fine wines and champagne; a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera; fine doggie furnishings to pamper your pet with; private wine tastings and dinner parties at your home; adventure outings; a down-on-the-farm barbecue with live music; getaways to Long Island and to Bainbridge Island; hand-tied fishing flies; jewelry; children’s parties; concert tickets; landscaping packages; home furnishings and more. Not one, but two packages of custom-selected home upholstering fabrics will be offered. A sneak peek of auction offerings is available at the organization’s website,; follow the “Auction - Details” link.

Auction proceeds support the Countryside Conservancy’s mission of protecting lands and waters in and around the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for the public benefit. The Conservancy works with landowners to permanently protect their land, creates non-motorized recreational trails, educates the public about land and water conservation, and manages almost 300 acres of nature preserves for public enjoyment and education. Several Conservancy preserves are adjacent to Lackawanna State Park, and the Conservancy’s exceptional Little Rocky Glen preserve is located just off Route 6 in Wyoming County.

Call the Conservancy at 945-6995, or email, to reserve tickets.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Mountain Aire Brass At St. Paul’s Church

The Mountain Aire Brass, a premier brass quintet located in Susquehanna County, will be co-leading the music at the 9 a.m. service at St. Paul's, Montrose on June 29 as part of the Spirit of Summer celebration at Historic St. Paul's. They will also be assisting St. Paul's organist, Scott Zimmerman on hymns and service music.

Mountain Aire Brass has appeared at St. Paul's and other area churches on several occasions, complementing the music portion of the worship service. The quintet was formed in the fall of 1999 by Jack Moulton at St. Paul's, Montrose as an ecumenical group to provide appropriate brass music to the church and community in our area.

The musicians are Bill Printz, trumpet; Ron Shoemaker, trumpet; Jay Kosta, French horn; Jay Thornton, trombone; and Jack Moulton, tuba. When not appearing with Mountain Aire Brass Quintet; all five members play with several other area bands, and various ensembles. Also appearing with the group is Bobby Jo Kelsey, Soprano, and her daughter, Alex Creamer, singing a variety of show tunes and various classical songs that are arranged for brass quintet and voice by members of the group.

More information about the Spirit of Summer series at Historic Saint Paul's can be found at their website,, by email or by phone at 278–9256.

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ARC Offers Summer Swimming Lessons

The Susquehanna County Chapter American Red Cross is gearing up again for their Summer Swim Program. The chapter has been offering swim lessons in the county for over 50 years. Once again this year, the Elk Lake School has agreed to have the Red Cross back to offer swim lessons to teach this vital skill to children. Classes will run the weeks of July 7-11, 14-18 and July 28 –August 1. For more information, call 278-1427.

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