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Senior Menu

After School Story Time At Library
Daffodil Days Are Coming!
Gun Raffle Benefits Browndale Fire Co.
Library, Historical Society Annual Meeting Saturday
Think Spring!


January 22

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, January 22, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Call 278-1427 for appointments. 

January 25

WINTER BARBECUE, Sunday, January 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire co.

January 31

TURKEY & BISCUIT SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, January 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

FREE PROGRAM on Emily Blackman and the Soldiers’ Aid Society, Saturday, January 31, 2 p.m. at the Library’s annual meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose.

February 1

PIZZA, WINGS and more, Sunday, February 1, noon to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Pre-order at 727-2651 or call 727-2431 that day.

PORK DINNER, Sunday, February 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Takeouts available.

February 2

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, February 2, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

February 5

CHICKEN & BISCUIT family style dinner, Thursday, February 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

February 9

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, February 9, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

February 11

FUN DAY, Wednesday, February 11, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Learn to paint with acrylics with Joyce Coons. Call 465-7483 for info.

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Senior Center Menu January 26 – 30

Monday, January 26: orange juice, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans with tomatoes, whole wheat bread, rice pudding.

Tuesday, January 27: apricot nectar, sweet ‘n’ sour pork, rice, Asian vegetables, whole wheat roll, apple cranberry compote.

Wednesday, January 28: liver & onions, parsley potatoes, Harvard beets, whole wheat bread, banana.

Thursday January 29: veal parmesan, rotini with sauce, Brussels sprouts, Italian bread, cupcake.

Friday, January 30: stuffed chicken breast, stuffed baked potato, roman vegetables, whole wheat roll, applesauce, cherry pie.

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After School Story Time At Library

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to an After School Story Time on Thursday, February 5, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Children's Room of the Susquehanna County Library in Montrose. They'll enjoy stories and create a winter-themed picture. It's free, and no pre-registration is required. If the weather is bad, a snow date has been set for February 12.

There will also be a Family Story Night on Friday, February 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with stories, singing, and fun. Everyone is invited to come in their pajamas and bring a stuffed toy friend. Your stuffed animal is invited to spend the night in the library; you can pick up your friend on Saturday and see what the toys did at the library overnight! (Parents, please be sure your child can sleep without the toy). Friday, February 27 has been set as a snow date.

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Daffodil Days Are Coming!

Don't let the snow and frigid temperatures get you down! Spring is here early, as the 36th annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign kicks off across Pennsylvania. The daffodil is the first flower of spring, and the perennial American Cancer Society symbol of hope for those touched by cancer. Millions of daffodils are expected to be delivered in local communities across the state during the week of March 16-22, to help raise funds to support the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.

You can receive a bunch of 10 fresh-cut daffodils with a donation of $10. This year also marks the addition of Carrie N. Hope, the fifth in a special Boyds™ Bear collection designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™ that can be ordered for a donation of $25. The Vase and a Bunch, a glass Daffodil Days vase filled with 10 flowers, is also available for a donation of $15. Additionally, the new Gift of Hope component of Daffodil Days allows donors to support the Society's mission by delivering an anonymous, free bouquet of daffodils along with program and services information to cancer patients in hospitals and treatment centers across Pennsylvania.

To place your order, contact your local American Cancer Society office by calling 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit online at The deadline to place advanced orders is Monday, February 23.

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Gun Raffle Benefits Browndale Fire Co.

The annual Browndale Fire Company gun raffle will take place on Saturday, February 21, beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Browndale Hall, Route 247, 520 Marion Street, Browndale.

Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. You need not be present to win a gun. Door prizes are awarded approximately every 15 minutes to those attending at the raffle.

This event always sells out quickly, so get your ticket early by contacting any member of the Browndale Fire Company for tickets, or visit the web at:, or call Juliann Doyle, President, Browndale Fire Company at (570) 499–4908 for more information.

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Library, Historical Society Annual Meeting Saturday

The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association's annual meeting will be held this Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hall, Church St., Montrose, PA. The President of the Board of Directors, the Administrator/Librarian, and committee representatives will report on the Association's progress and activities during 2008. Delicious refreshments will be served.

The annual meeting marks the peak of the Support Drive for 2008 – new supporters are still needed to reach the goal of 1,000. If you would like to help the Association, forms are available at the libraries or online at Supporters receive a 4-page quarterly newsletter about events at the Library and Historical Society (not to be confused with the semi-annual Historical Society Journal devoted to genealogy and local history).

After the business portion of the meeting, the entertainment portion will feature a presentation on Emily Blackman and the Soldier's Aid Society by local teacher and researcher Annette Varcoe. She will talk about Blackman and other Susquehanna County women as they responded to the changing society and culture surrounding the Civil War. Blackman's history of Susquehanna County, first published in 1873, is still read and enjoyed today for her interesting and sometimes amusing anecdotes. Soldier's Aid Societies were female-run organizations which sprang up during the Civil War. After the war ended, the women extended their work into many areas of communal and national concern. Blackman's record of the Montrose Society, and the original correspondence by various township organizations and Philadelphian women, provides a unique window into a common, yet rarely-discussed, part of women's work during the 19th century.

Varcoe teaches history at Union-Endicott High School, and has received numerous grants and awards. She is completing her Ph.D. in American History with a dissertation on Emily Blackman and the Soldier's Aid Societies, and this talk arises from her research.

Everyone is invited to come enjoy the free program and learn more about the Association. For more information, visit or call (570) 278-1881.

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Think Spring!

It’s time to forget the below-zero temperatures and think spring. The Apple Blossom Gala is coming on March 14. The Susquehanna County Literacy Program will be sponsoring a black and blue Apple Blossom Gala to get everybody in the mood for spring. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling the Literacy office at 465-2880 or e-mailing

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