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Senior Menu

Apple Blossom Gala To Benefit Literacy
Civic Action Network To Meet On March 8
Garden Club Update
Tree Farm Tour At Sienko Farm


March 5

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, March 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

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

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, March 5, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 6

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, March 6, at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose, beginning after the 12:10 p.m. Mass, concluding with Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Mass at 7 p.m.

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

March 7

GOSPELFEST, Saturday, March 7 at the South Montrose Community Church. Potluck supper at 5:30, bring a dish to pass. Music at 7:00, performing will be the Saving Graces, the Spark Gospel Singers and other area groups.

PIEROGI SALE, Saturday, March 7, at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Preorder by calling Dolores at 756–3305.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. at the Union Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

BLUE RIDGE BASEBALL annual dance, Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion, Hallstead. Must be 21.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, March 7, 7 – 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat!

March 8

VESPERS SERVICE, Sunday, March 8, 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose. A light supper will follow.

BINGO, Sunday, March 8 at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open at 11 a.m., play at 1 p.m.

March 9

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

March 10

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

March 11

FUN DAY, Wednesday, March 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free painting classes with acrylics.

SOUP & SALAD SUPPER, Wednesday, March 11, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church.

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK sandwiches, Wednesday, March 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 12

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

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, March 12, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 14

BEEKEEPING program, Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m. at the county office building, Montrose. Fee. Registration required, call the Cooperative Extension, 278–1158.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Saturday, March 14, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Tickets available at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Johnny Edwards/John Napolitano Musical Scholarship Fund.

APPLE BLOSSOM GALA, Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Montrose VFW. For ticket info, call 465–2880.

March 15

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sunday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Thompson Hose Co.

March 17

SWINE PRODUCTION program, Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. at the county office building, Montrose. Fee. Registration required, call the Cooperative Extension, 278–1158.

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Senior Center Menu March 2 – 6

Monday, March 2: manicotti, broccoli, apple crisp, Italian bread.

Tuesday, March 3: pork chop, O’Brien potatoes, carrots, whole wheat bread, fruit salad.

Wednesday, March 4: Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, spinach, peach compote, whole wheat bread, vanilla pudding.

Thursday March 5: roast turkey/gravy, whipped potatoes, cranberry juice, green & yellow beans, stuffing, dinner roll, apple.

Friday March 6: tuna salad, pickled cabbage, fruit salad, pita bread, Oreo cookies, orange juice.

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Apple Blossom Gala To Benefit Literacy

Marilyn Morgan, Executive Director of the Susquehanna County Literacy Program announced that The Apple Blossom Gala is coming to the Montrose VFW on March 14. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Plans are underway for an enchanted evening of music by Electric Mudd, and tasty treats by up and coming chef, H. A. Parsons. Advance sale tickets are available from Susquehanna County Literacy Board members, or by calling 465-2880.

The Susquehanna County Literacy Program benefits the community by providing basic skills, GED classes, and life skills preparation to residents of the county. In these tough economic times, anything that can help Susquehanna County residents better themselves and find jobs will benefit the entire county.

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Civic Action Network To Meet On March 8
Submitted By Katherine M. Shelly

The Susquehanna County Civic Action Network, formerly Change for America, Susquehanna County, will meet Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. at the Quest Center, Route 167 between Brooklyn and Hop Bottom. On the agenda: adopting language for our mission statement and organizing into committees based on interests.

The group can be found and joined at, where there has already been lively discussion about gas drilling, clean energy and clean environment. Interest has also been shown in local foods, education, medical care, and other topics. Volunteer opportunities are also posted, reflecting community needs in the current economic crisis. This is our community. All are welcome to join.

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Garden Club Update
Submitted By Connie Tellep

With spring just around the corner, the Mountain View Garden Club will resume monthly meetings on March 17, at 7 p.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Susan Maziar, Master Gardener, will discuss growing plants from seeds. Public is invited, so bring a friend.

In addition to our monthly meeting and spring cleanup, the club is planning a luncheon featuring Duane Campbell, Master Gardener and columnist, on May 6. Watch for additional information, and check our website at

Members are reminded that it is time to renew your membership. Checks can be sent to Mountain View Garden Club, P.O. Box 81, Clifford, PA 18413. New members are welcome, and may contact Helen Newsom at 679-2443, or Linda Shuma at 222-3377.

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Tree Farm Tour At Sienko Farm
Submitted By Jim Kessler

 “Woodland Wildlife Habitat Management” is the theme of our tour of the tree farm of June and Dave Sienko, of Hallstead. The Sienkos have been actively managing their 200-plus acres for a greater variety of wildlife, and bigger, healthier deer. Food plots, border cuttings, deer fences, and woodland T.S.I. are some of the practices we will visit.

Jim Stickles, PGC will display or demonstrate deer trapping techniques they have been using for deer research on the farm. Rich Fritsky, biologist with PGC will explain the benefits of diverse habitats and we can see how it all fits together. Dave Sienko will demonstrate his specialized equipment, including firewood processor, rakes, tillers and seeders.

The tour will be Saturday, March 14, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the barn and going to the field at 10:00. Location is south of Hallstead along Old Rt. 11, to Sienko Road, watch for signs. After lunch, Mr. Fritsky will give a brief presentation on total wildlife management.

Jim Kessler, forester, Bureau of Forestry will discuss overall forest management for wood, water, wildlife and recreation. For information, call Jim at 278-4600 ext. 270.

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