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Senior Menu

Calling all Artists!
Blueberry Ball Update
Blueberry Festival Has Activities For All Ages
Art Show During Blueberry Festival
Mt. View Garden Club Update
Quilt Show At Oldest House


July 23

ENDLESS MOUNTAIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER informational presentation, Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. Info includes facilitating technological advancements in K-12, adult retraining, industrial partnerships.

July 26

FOLK FESTIVAL, Saturday, July 26, noon to 5 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Bring a chair and picnic lunch.

FISHING DERBY for children ages 3 to 15, Saturday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. at Page’s Lake, New Milford. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club.

July 27

SLOG THE BOG nature walk, Sunday, July 27, 2:00 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Wetlands. Art Popp will lead. Call 879-4244 or 756-3052 for info.

BROOKLYN SCHOOL REUNION, Sunday, July 27, noon at the Brooklyn School. Light lunch and meeting. For info call 289-4610.

July 28

FAMILY AL-ANON group meeting, Monday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

July 28 – August 1

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 28 through August 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Milford First Baptist Church. Children ages 5 – 12 welcome. Call 465-7448 for info.

July 31

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, July 31, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, July 31, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

August 1 & 2

BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, August 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. Food, entertainment, raffles, book sale, crafts, more.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. outdoors at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Tickets available at the door. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic.

August 2

MASSED BAND CONCERT, Saturday, August 2, 2:00 p.m. on the Green in Montrose.

August 3

MUSIC IN THE PARK, Sunday, August 3, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifford Firemen’s Fairgrounds. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. followed by contemporary and traditional Christian music. Refreshments available. Bring chairs/blankets.

August 4

LANESBORO CEMETERY ASSOC. meeting, Monday, August 4, 7;00 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center.

August 9 & 10

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Saturday, August 9, 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m. outdoors at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Tickets available at the door. Bring lawn chairs and picnic.

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Senior Center Menu July 21 - 25

Monday, July 21: homemade meatloaf with gravy, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, potato bread, graham crackers, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Tuesday, July 22: chicken cordon bleu with cream sauce, emperors blend vegetables, rice pilaf, corn muffin, diced peaches.

Wednesday, July 23: breaded pork patty, mixed vegetables, macaroni salad, hamburg roll, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, July 24: chicken marsala, broccoli, white rice, white bread, apricots.

Friday, July 25: Swedish meatballs, cooked noodles, spinach, 12 grain bread, cantaloupe cubes.

Senior Center Menu July 28 – August 1

Monday, July 28: sloppy Joe, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburg roll, chocolate chip granola bar, fresh orange.

Tuesday, July 29: vegetable lasagna, fresh carrot sticks, grape juice, 12 grain bread, vanilla pudding or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Wednesday, July 30: sweet and sour meatballs, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, diced peaches.

Thursday, July 31: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, wheat bread, lemon meringue pie or diabetic angel food cake.

Friday, August 1: stuffed cabbage roll, parsley potatoes, green peas, corn muffin, granola bar, fruit cocktail.

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Calling all Artists!

Susquehanna County’s Harvest of the Arts 2008 is looking for artists and craftsmen to participate in this year’s “Fine Arts and Crafts” show. The Harvest of the Arts 2008 will be held September 20 and 21 in Susquehanna Depot.

“Last year’s Harvest of the Arts 2007 raised enough money for six awards to be given to one graduating senior from each public high school in Susquehanna County. We hope to continue these awards and support other art related ventures in the county,” stated Alice Deutsch, Chairman for the event.

The Harvest of the Arts 2008 Art Show will be on display at the Starrucca House; the historic Erie Rail Road building is listed on the National Historic Registry. The show can be viewed by the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday evening at 6 p.m., there will be a cocktail reception followed by an art auction starting at approximately 7 p.m. Tickets for this event may be purchased in advance or at the door. The auction will benefit the artists and support the arts in Susquehanna County. From the sale, 50% will go to the artist and 50% to support the arts. Artists will set the minimum bid price. Any other work sold (excluding the auction) will be charged a 10% handling fee to go to the Harvest of the Arts 2008. The fee to attend the Sunday reception will be waived for artists contributing work for auction.

If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Jay or Sally Krimmel at (570) 465-2365. You may also pick up entry forms at the Susquehanna Boro Hall during business hours, or go on line at to download the forms.

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Blueberry Ball Update

Planning is completed, invitations have been sent, the dinner menu set, and the band engaged so things are shaping up for the final event of this year’s Blueberry Festival. The Blueberry Ball will take place at the Summit Tea Room in New Milford on Saturday, August 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails to the lilting melodies of pianist Donna Biesecker. Dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m., and then there will be dancing to the Buddy Spencer Band from Montrose until 11:30 p.m. The band will feature a variety of ballroom dance music. There will also be two ballroom dance performances given by local dancers during the evening’s festivities.

Blue gowns and blue ties are preferred, but not required. Rick Craige of Craige’s Photique will be providing a free, 5 x 7 photo for each couple in attendance. If you have not received an invitation, there are still opportunities for you to attend this culminating social event of the Blueberry Festival. You can pick up invitations at the Montrose Country Store, Ruthanne’s Bridal Shop, the main branch of the Susquehanna County Library, or by calling 278-7050. All profits benefit the Susquehanna County Library.

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Blueberry Festival Has Activities For All Ages

One of the highlights of the annual Blueberry Festival for most people is delicious food, which will be available in abundance Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2, during the 29th annual Festival. The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fundraiser for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which serves the county with a museum, a main library and three branches (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Susquehanna), and Books-By-Mail and Books-On-Wheels.

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the Village Green during the Festival. For breakfast (8-10:30 a.m.) there will be pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fruit. At lunchtime, the choices will include hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and more.

Members of the community will provide a variety of food and snacks all day on Friday and Saturday, starting of course with fresh, localy-grown blueberries. Snacks include blueberry shortcake, cotton candy, and snow cones. Blueberry muffins, ice cream, pie and other baked goods will be for sale, as well as lemonade. Jams, jellies, and produce of all sorts are donated by local people to benefit the Association. You can even keep the Festival flavor going all year by purchasing one of the popular cookbooks featuring local recipes.

The Blueberry Muffin Table is one of the highlights of the festival, featuring muffins made by members of the community. Muffins as well as baked goods of all kinds are needed (please bring to the Library starting Thursday evening), as are volunteer workers. If you can spare an hour or two either day, please call (570) 278-1881 or stop by the library.

Entertainment is scheduled for both days of the Festival, with the highlight being the annual Massed Band Concert, Saturday at 2 p.m. One exciting new activity is a Cake Walk, which will be held on Saturday. The ever-popular children’s games and the free Bounce Castle will return. The 29th annual Festival promises to be fun for all ages. For more information, visit

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Art Show During Blueberry Festival
Submitted By Chris Lathrop

Again this year, Hill Country Artists will be offering their works for viewing and buying during the Blueberry Festival – on Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year, the show will be more convenient for those who have visited the festival on the Green. The new venue is the community room in Montrose Square, near the light in downtown Montrose The community room is located on the ground level, and is handicapped accessible.

Members have been hard at work creating new works in oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencil and photography. Many are attending classes and workshops and learning new techniques all the time. You will be amazed at the variety of work presented.

Prior to or after visiting the Green and supporting the Susquehanna County Library, be sure to stop in to the Art Show. A portion of proceeds from this show will be donated to the Library.

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Mt. View Garden Club Update
Submitted By Dawn Howell

Mt View Garden Club members were treated to a fabulous brunch and garden tour at the home of Cherie Swetter on Friday, July 18. Thanks to Cherie and her husband, Russell, for a delightful morning. A brief meeting was held and it was proposed to change our web page to include an information site. Anyone interested in a specific type event could receive e-mail notice in advance. Check out our site at

Our August meeting will be held on Saturday, August 2, at 11 a.m. Club members, David Trachtenburg and Gerry Perlman will give a tour of their Japanese gardens at their home in Clifford. Janelle Zigon has invited us to a pool party at her home following David and Gerry's garden tour. Both events are for members only. For directions and RSVP, call JoAnn at 222-3591 or e-mail To RSVP for the pool party, call Janelle at 222-6789 or

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Quilt Show At Oldest House

Laceyville, PA – The public is invited to come admire a variety of quilts displayed by area residents at the Oldest House on July 25 and 26, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Visitors will be treated to an eyeful of beautifully handcrafted quilts, both new and old, that will fill the historic rooms of the Oldest House on East Main Street in Laceyville, just off Route 6.

Light refreshments of homemade goodies and lemonade will be served.

Regarded as the oldest frame house in the Endless Mountains Region (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties), the Oldest House is wonderfully preserved, revealing a story of the simple living of the past and legends of history. This 18th century home was a welcome sight to travelers on the Old North Branch Canal boats over a hundred years ago. Here, passengers could enjoy a cool drink or stock up on tobacco and food for the remaining portion of their journey. In the years since, it was occupied by many families, among them the Laceys, for whom the town is named.

Volunteers are on hand Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. to give tours of the Oldest House, pointing out the intricate details of its past. Tours will not be conducted during the quilt show. The house is open for tours June through September.

For more information, call (570) 869-2706.

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