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Senior Menu

Date Changes At Susky Elementary
Bountiful Blessings To Prepare Easter Dinners
Bugsy Malone, Jr. At Susky High
Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches
Literacy And CARES To Host Cookie Walk
Conservation Program At DAR March Meeting


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.

HOLY EUCHARIST, Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

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.

BIBLE STUDY, Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

CLIFFORD TWP. FIRE CO. Ladies’ Auxiliary meeting, Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall. New members welcome.

March 13

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, March 13, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS, Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

DINNER, lasagna or fish, Friday, March 13, 6 – 8 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.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, March 14 at Christ Church, Forest City. Takeouts, 3:30 to 4:30. All you can eat, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For reservations, call 785–3425.

THE GOSPEL WAY, a bluegrass group, Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

March 15

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

March 16

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, March 16, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

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.

LAYETTE OUTREACH quarterly public forum and board meeting, Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. at the Montrose TREHAB Center. Call (607) 743–9969 for info.

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 18

LENT ORGAN MEDITATION with Martha Denkenberger, Wednesday, March 18, noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose, followed by a soup and bread luncheon.

March 19

HARLEM WIZARDS vs. Team Montrose, Thursday, March 19, at the Montrose High School gym. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Sponsored by the Montrose Basketball Booster Club.

March 20

TAKE HOME SOUP SALE, Friday, March 20, noon to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City. Call 785-3425 to order or for info.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, March 20, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

March 21

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, March 21, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. For info, call 965-2146.

SPRING FLING, Saturday, March 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Browndale Hall. Raffles, games and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Browndale Fire Company.

PIEROGI SALE, Saturday, March 21, at St. Martin’s Church, Jackson. Preorder by calling Dolores, 756–3305.

MAPLE SYRUP making and tasting program, Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, March 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

March 22

ON OUR WAY HOME bluegrass gospel concert, Sunday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. Call 396-6331 for info.

March 24

MEAT GOAT PRODUCTION workshop, Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m. at the County Office Building meeting room. Fee. Reservations required, call 278–1158.

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

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Senior Center Menu March 16 – 20

Monday, March 16: sausage and peppers, oven browned potatoes, broccoli, ww bread, orange.

Tuesday, March 17: Irish beef stew, broccoli/cauliflower au gratin, ww bread, green lime sherbet.

Wednesday, March 18: beef stroganoff over noodles, carrots, spiced apples, ww bread, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, March 19: ham steak with sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, apple/jello.

Friday, March 20: baked fish with lemon butter, parsley potatoes, spinach, whole wheat bread, cake.

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Date Changes At Susky Elementary

The Susquehanna Elementary School announced the following schedule changes.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Wednesday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 8 will be a 12:30 p.m. dismissal for students.

Please note that Friday, April 3 is a full day of school for students, and is no longer a 12:30 p.m. dismissal.

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Bountiful Blessings To Prepare Easter Dinners

Bountiful Blessings, representing the communities of faith in Montrose, has announced its annual program to provide a full Easter dinner for those in need in Susquehanna County.

Pictured are members of Bountiful Blessings, a consortium of Susquehanna churches and county agencies, preparing for Easter dinner distribution on Wednesday, April 8, the fourth annual Easter dinner for needy families and individuals in Susquehanna County.

Working with Interfaith and other area agencies, those individuals and families listed with the agencies will be eligible for a dinner basket that includes a 3- or 5-pound ham, vegetables, potatoes/macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, bread, and holiday candies. The basket will be distributed on Wednesday, April 8. “Last year we distributed 580 baskets,” noted Pastor Chuck Link, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. “However, with the troubled economy and rising unemployment rates, we are planning for 700 this year.” In order to better serve, three distribution sites will be available this year: St. Paul’s, Montrose; St. Mark’s, New Milford; and Christ Church, Forest City.

Scholars at local schools will collect many of the nonperishable items. Elk Lake and Blue Ridge have signed on to contribute canned fruit, while the Montrose Area School District will collect canned vegetables. Both Forest City and Mountain View School Districts are collecting macaroni and cheese, whereas Susquehanna Community School District will supply boxed potatoes. Collection bins are available around Montrose in the Montrose Theatre, Interfaith, ABC Market in Montrose, Price Chopper, as well as Robinson’s Market, South Montrose.

Fr. Cesaretti, Priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Church, is charged with raising the $7,000 to cover the anticipated costs. “Not a problem,” opined Father Charles Cesaretti. “We had a generous outpouring of funds last Easter, and I think we will find it even more so this year.” He added, “I have found that individuals, groups, and businesses in our county are receptive to helping meet the needs of their neighbors. Letters have gone out to those who helped last year, and we will be approaching the many social and helping organizations in the county to join in this project. The community commitment to the program is obvious; we have already received donations totaling about 10% of the needed amount.”

“I agree,” chimed in Dee Butler of Holy Name of Mary RC Church. “I believe that our community knows the great need that exists in our county. I think that our churches have demonstrated their long and effective participation in meeting local, basic human needs. And, our donors know that every penny they contribute goes to the needy.”

Those wishing to contribute to the Easter Dinner Basket Project may send a check to St. Paul’s Church, 60 Church St., Montrose, PA 18801-0314. The check should be made out to “St. Paul’s Outreach” with the notation “Bountiful Blessing, 2009” in the memo line. “We take cash, too,” quips Fr. Cesaretti.

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Bugsy Malone, Jr. At Susky High

Susquehanna Community High School proudly presents its latest production, “Bugsy Malone, Jr.”, a story of 1920’s Chicago-style rival gangs who learn that “when you give a little love it all comes back to you,” in a unique and completely family-friendly way. Show dates and times are Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, both at 7 p.m., at the Susquehanna Community High School auditorium. Ticket prices are $5 adults and $3 students and senior citizens. Call 853-4921, ext. 2399 for more information.

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Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose on Fridays, March 13 and 27, from 11 a.m. to noon, and at the Hallstead-Great Bend Public Library from 2-3 p.m., to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.

Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary.

Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s Towanda office at 265-7448, or his toll-free number – 1-800-443-5772 – with questions and concerns.

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Literacy And CARES To Host Cookie Walk
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

Come; satisfy your sweet tooth by participating in the Susquehanna County Literacy/Susquehanna County CARES Cookie Walk. The tasty event happens April 4, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Literacy/CARES Family Resource Center offices along Route 11 in New Milford.

Here is how it works: buy a half dozen cookies, a dozen, or two dozen. Make your selection from the many homemade varieties available. You may also take a break in our special café featuring drinks and treats while enjoying the sounds of Mountain Aire Brass.

All of the money raised benefits the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services). For further information, contact Susquehanna County CARES at (570) 465-5040.

Both programs are dedicated to enhancing Susquehanna County by providing or promoting programs that provide life skills, education, and life long learning to residents of Susquehanna County. The learning begins at birth. Every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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Conservation Program At DAR March Meeting

Daughters of the American Revolution - Montrose Chapter will hold their monthly meeting at the Montrose VFW, Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 am.

Jen Morelli, Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator for Susquehanna County, will present a program about the importance of recycling. Topics to be covered are, why recycle, what types of recyclable materials are accepted at the center, and what do they become afterwards. To find out more about the recycling center, visit the website at or call 278-3509, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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