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Senior Menu

Library's Auction Night Date Change
Celebrate Youth With The Yanks
Charlie & Carol Reed Concert In Lanesboro
Laurel Hill Academy Class Reunion Set
The Ecumenical Way Of The Cross In Montrose
EMVB Calendar Now Available
Seeking Young Ladies To Promote Dairy Industry
Holy Name Of Mary Easter Week Schedule
Volunteers Sought For “Pick It Up PA“


April 1

TUTOR TUNE-UP, for new and experienced tutors of the Literacy Program, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Literacy office in New Milford.

HOLY EUCHARIST, Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

SHEEP PRODUCTION workshop, Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. at the downstairs meeting room in the County Office Building. Fee. For info or to register, call 278-1158.

April 2

MAKING THE MOST of you money class, Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. at the EMA Conference Room, Montrose. Fee. Call 278-1158 to register.

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS recertification meeting, Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose, with Dave Messersmith. Reservations required, call the Extension office at 278–1158.

April 3

PIZZA SALE, Friday, April 3 at Christ Church, Forest City. Call 785-3425 to order an unbaked, take home pizza. Pickup is noon to 5 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS, Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

HAM RAFFLE, Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Free beverages. Food available.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, April 3, at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose beginning after the 12:10 p.m. and concluding with Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.

April 3 & 4

THE WIZARD OF OZ, Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 8:00 p.m. at the Windsor High School. Advanced reserved seating available, call (607) 655-8250.

April 4

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 4, beginning at 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Dine in or take out.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat!

SOULFIRE Christian Rock Concert, Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Love offering and refreshments.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 4 at the Moose Lodge 794, Susquehanna. Serving at noon. Call 853–3929 to reserve.

GOSPEL CONCERT with Charlie and Carol Reed, Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. Call 396-6331 for info.

April 4 & 5

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Registration required, go to

April 6

AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 6, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS, Monday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. presented by the youth at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna.

April 7

FUN DAY, Tuesday, April 7, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Pot luck lunch.

April 8

HOMEMADE SOUP and salad supper, Wednesday, April 8, 5 p.m. to 6:30 at the New Milford United Methodist Church.

HOLY EUCHARIST, Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

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Senior Center Menu March 30 – April 3

Monday, March 30: pork chop, O’Brien potatoes, carrots, whole wheat bread, fruit salad.

Tuesday, March 31: veal parmesan, Brussels sprouts, rotini w/tomato sauce, Italian bread, cupcake.

Wednesday, April 1: orange juice, chicken croquettes, au gratin potatoes, Harvard beets, grain bread, peaches.

Thursday April 2: veal cutlet, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, garden salad, grain bread, cupcake.

Friday, April 3: seafood salad, lettuce and tomatoes, coleslaw, Kaiser roll, cookie.

Senior Center Menu April 6 – 10

Monday, April 6: cranberry juice, roast pork, mashed potatoes, seasoned spinach, grain bread, vanilla pudding.

Tuesday, April 7: meatball hoagie, potato puffs, broccoli, hoagie roll, pineapple chunks.

Wednesday, April 8: stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, peaches & cream cake.

Thursday, April 9: orange juice, pork barbecue, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable medley, roll, vanilla pudding.

Friday, April 10: Good Friday, centers closed.

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Library's Auction Night Date Change

If you've already marked your calendar for the Libray Auction Night – change the date! The Library's fundraising auction has been moved to Saturday, May 9, so that entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington can once again make it a delightful, laughter-filled event! Tickets (at the door) include a turkey buffet dinner, beverages, and desserts. For more information, call the Library at (570) 278-1881 or email

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Celebrate Youth With The Yanks
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

The opening of baseball season is just around the corner. Once again, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are teaming up with Susquehanna County CARES and other area non-profit groups to call attention to quality early learning initiatives with a game-day celebration of youth. “Early Childhood Day with the SWB Yankees” is May 31 at PNC Field, Moosic. The triple-A baseball team will take on the Louisville Bats, but even before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m., the focus will be on children and their families.

During a special pre-game ceremony, pre-school children dressed in career-themed costumes will march around the playing field in a “Parade to the Future.” The first year’s parade saw children dressed in everything from firefighter outfits to baseball uniforms. The youngsters represent the future of Pennsylvania. Their families are involved in quality early learning programs across Northeastern PA. Studies show a child who receives a quality start before the age of 5 has a greater chance of success later in life.

The “Early Childhood Day” is also a time to focus on Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future. Part of that promise means supporting key quality early learning initiatives such as Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, a state program providing free quality pre-kindergarten to 11,800 at-risk children across the Commonwealth; Keystone STARS, a continuous quality improvement initiative and rating system for early learning and school-age childcare programs – studies show Keystone STARS has reversed a 10-year trend of declining quality in child care; Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program – this provides working families with assistance for child care costs and makes it possible for child care programs to serve children whose families could not otherwise afford care.

Everyone is invited to share in the game-day excitement. A ticket includes admission to the game, reserved upper mezzanine group seating, and a limited edition SWB Yankees hat as well as a Play Ball! game program. There will also be free admission to the Frontier Fan Zone from 11 a.m. until noon. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 15.

For more information about this special event or to order tickets, contact Stephnie Thornton, Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services. You may reach her by telephone at (570) 465-5040 or via e-mail at

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Charlie & Carol Reed Concert In Lanesboro

Charlie and Carol Reed, gospel singers who have blessed many in our area over the years through their beautiful harmonies, will be presenting a free concert at the Lanesboro Community Church on Sunday evening, April 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Traveling and ministering Jesus’ good news all over the East Coast through their “Good Works, Inc.” ministry, Charlie and Carol will feature toe-tapping, heartwarming, joyous encouragement and challenge from God for every person who has the privilege of attending this concert.

An offering will be received to support Good Works, Inc.

For more information, call (570) 853-4805.

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Laurel Hill Academy Class Reunion Set

The sixteenth annual Susquehanna High, Oakland High, and Laurel Hill Academy 50th Reunion will be held on June 6 at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. This year the Class of 1959 will be honored. Deadline for reservations is May 10. For more information, call Jonyca Houghton (570) 853-3720, Geraldine Parsons (570) 465-2138, or Mary Philhower (607) 775-5877.

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The Ecumenical Way Of The Cross In Montrose

On Good Friday, April 10, the Ecumenical Way of the Cross will again be held in Montrose. At 12:00 noon, the Way will begin at the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reading from The Passion, prayers and music. A wooden cross will then be carried in procession by community members to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a continuation of the reading and service. The procession with the cross will travel to the Montrose Methodist Church, where the reading and service will resume. The procession will conclude at the First Presbyterian Church with the final reading and service. All are welcome to this event.

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EMVB Calendar Now Available

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2009 Spring-Summer Calendar of Events brochure is now available.

The calendar covers events held in April through September. It includes a wide range of community events such as open houses, suppers, art and craft shows, and fairs and festivals in the Endless Mountains Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The calendar brochure is available at the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau office, 4 Werks Plaza, Rte. 6 East, Tunkhannock; and area businesses that are members of the Visitors Bureau.

A complete listing of events can also be found on the Visitors Bureau website ( Not only can anyone view all the events going on in the Endless Mountains Region, but non-profit and community organizations located in the four counties can submit their events for publication. The easy-to-follow instructions on the bureau’s website will guide the user through the online form, which can be found on the events page.

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau is the designated tourism promotion agency for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. The bureau promotes the region as a whole, concentrating its efforts outside the four-county region to draw potential visitors into the area for a memorable vacation, while at the same time, boosting the local economy.

To receive a copy of the calendar or the 2009 Endless Mountains Visitors Guide, contact the bureau at 1-800-769-8999; (570) 836-5431; or

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Seeking Young Ladies To Promote Dairy Industry
Submitted By Evie Goff, Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Committee

Once again, Susquehanna County is seeking candidates to serve as Dairy Princess. Single young ladies between the ages of 16-24 with an interest in the dairy industry should consider devoting a year to help promote the industry.

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Pictured (l-r) are current dairy promoters in Susquehanna County: Mariah Tompkins, Olivia Mitchell, Dairy Princess Eileen Walker, Alicia Roe, Madeline Mitchell.

Qualification to be a Dairy Princess include being at least one of the following: a daughter of a dairy farmer or daughter of a dairy farm or dairy related industry employee, a 4-H club member, and own at least two dairy animals as a 4-H project or have served as a Dairy Maid or Dairy Ambassador. Princess candidates, Dairy Maids and Ambassadors must have a sincere desire to promote dairy products, be a milk drinker and include other dairy products in their personal diet. A Princess serves her county for one year.

The Dairy Maid and Dairy Ambassador program functions within the county to assist the Dairy Princess in carrying out her duties and do dairy promoting on their own as well. In Susquehanna County, we suggest girls be at least 10 years old to serve as a Dairy Maid or Dairy Ambassador.

Girls having been involved in the Dairy Promotion Program show a tremendous amount of personal growth as a result of their experiences. During their time as promoters, the girls learn to speak up for the dairy industry and while doing so, gain not only speaking and leadership skills, but also develop self-confidence, poise, and journalism and marketing skills. The Princess, Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids all make public appearances promoting the dairy industry at festivals, parades, schools, churches, restaurants, sports events, club and association meetings and other gatherings.

Eileen Walker, the current Susquehanna County Dairy Princess will be handing her reign to a new County Princess at the 2009 Dairy Princess Pageant being held on Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall in Montrose.

Any girls interested in being a Dairy Princess candidate or taking part in the Dairy Ambassador and Dairy Maid program here in Susquehanna County should contact Evie Goff (278-1212 or 278-1158), Mary Puzo (278-4704), or Cindy Tompkins (278-4575) by the May 1 deadline. Evie, Mary or Cindy could answer any questions you may have about the Dairy Promotion Program. An orientation meeting will be held for all Princess candidates and interested Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids before the May 24 pageant.

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Holy Name Of Mary Easter Week Schedule

Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, announced the upcoming 2009 Holy Week and Easter schedule.

Saturday, April 4: 4:00 p.m., Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with blessing and distribution of palm.

Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday, Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with blessing and distribution of palm.

Thursday, April 9: Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Night prayer, 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 10: Good Friday. Ecumenical Way of the Cross, at which time a wooden cross is carried to several area churches, with readings and a service at each. 2:00 p.m., the Passion of the Lord at Holy Name of Mary.

Saturday, April 11: Holy Saturday, 11:00 a.m., blessing of food baskets and children’s Easter baskets, followed by an Easter egg hunt. 8:00 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass.

Sunday, April 12, Easter Sunday, Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main St., Montrose.

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Volunteers Sought For “Pick It Up PA“

The Department of Transportation is inviting Pennsylvanians to build on Adopt-A-Highway cleanup efforts by participating in “Pick It Up PA Days” from April 25 through May 9.

“I am grateful for the efforts of the thousands of volunteers who turn out every year to beautify their communities and roadways,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “These cleanup events and the Adopt-A-Highway program are essential to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful, and I welcome new volunteers to join in this mission.”

A listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup, and other information about the initiative is available online at Groups interested in adopting a section of highway are encouraged to contact their local PennDOT county maintenance office and ask for the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator, or visit

The Pick It Up PA Days, timed to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, are a featured event of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a statewide effort to remove litter and trash from the state’s roadways, parks, riverbanks and open spaces. The entire effort runs through May 31.

PennDOT encourages its Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to do one of their four required cleanups on a Pick It Up PA Day. The nearly 7,200 groups in the Adopt-A-Highway program have two-year agreements and have adopted more than 16,500 roadway miles.

PennDOT provides gloves and vests for Adopt-A-Highway and Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania groups. The department typically spends approximately $11.5 million annually for litter pickup with department forces.

To ensure that volunteers remain safe, PennDOT developed an interactive CD called Beautify PA Safely, which offers tips and instructions on how to stay safe while volunteering in beautification efforts. For a copy of the CD, contact Dick Ebeling, state highway beautification manager, at (717) 705-1552.

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