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Senior Menu

Festival Needs Books & More
Festivities To Celebrate The American Dream
Old Mill Village Keeps History Alive
Pauline S. Wilder Memorial Service
Reading Program At Susq. Co. Libraries
Thompson UMC To Host Program
Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches


June 17

DINNER, Wed., June 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Clifford U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Wed., June 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

June 18

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, June 18, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. For appointment call 278-1427.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., June 18, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., June 18, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

SENIOR CITIZENS PICNIC, Thurs., June 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Alparon Park, Troy. For info/reservations call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

BENEFIT for Susquehanna Co. Animal Response Team (CART), Thurs., June 18, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Inn at Montrose. For info/reservations call 278-1124.

June 18-19

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, June 18 & 19, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Turnpike Terrace Senior Center, Lanesboro. For info call 570-727-3346.

June 19

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., June 19, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat.

DINNER, Fri., June 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

June 19-21

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, June 19 & 20, 8:00 p.m. and June 21, 3:00 p.m. at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. Fee. For info call 570-283-2195.

June 20

FAMILY FUN EXTRAVAGANZA, Sat., June 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. along Main St. and Memorial Park, Carbondale. Free.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT Dinner, Sat., June 20, 5:00 p.m. at the Ararat U.M. Church. All welcome.

BENEFIT RIDE for Sharel Rhone, Sat., June 20, leaving Susquehanna at 11:30 a.m. & riding to the “Rattlesnake Round-Up,” Noxen. Sign up at Susquehanna American Legion at 10:30 a.m. For info call 570-756-2233.

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food pickup, Sat., June 20, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna U.M. Church.

STRAWBERRY FEST/CHICKEN BBQ, June 20, 10:00 a.m. at the Springville U.M. Church. For info call 965-2332.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, June 20, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All welcome.

CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sat., June 20, 12:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

BINGO, Sat., June 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

PRAISE THROUGH MUSIC and song with Charlie & Carol Reed, Sat., June 20, 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna U.M. Church.

June 20-23

STOCK DOG TRIALS, Sat., June 20 through Tues., June 23, 6:00 a.m. each day at Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom. For info call 570-289-4902.

June 21

J.A.K.E.S. EVENT (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Education and Sportsmanship), Sun., June 21, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Broome County Sportsmen’s Association, West Windsor, NY. Ages 8-17. Registration required by Sat., June 13. For info call 607-773-1458 or e-mail

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., June 21, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

CHICKEN BBQ, Sun., June 21, 11:00 a.m. at the New Milford Rifle & Pistol Club, Franklin Hill Range. Eat in or take out. All welcome.

June 22

AL-ANON MEETING, Mon., June 22, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

June 23

WING NIGHT, Tues., June 23, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

June 24

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Weds., June 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

June 25

CHICKEN & BISCUIT lawn supper, Thurs., June 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist social rooms. Donation & non-perishable item for food pantry. All welcome.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS to benefit Alex Bennett, Thurs., June 25, 6:30-10:00 p.m. at Montrose High School.

June 27

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., June 27, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson U.M. Church. All welcome.

June 27-28

FRONTIER DAYS, June 27 & 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. Fee. For info call 434-3353.

ROBERT MOULAND, Irish musician, June 27 & 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Old Mill Village Museum. Fee.

June 28

WARGO STEVESKEY Flute & Guitar Duo, Sun., June 28, 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson U.M. Church.

BREAKFAST, Sun., June 28, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

PIG ROAST, Sun., June 28, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Free.

June 28-July 2

CAMP E.D.G.E. Vacation Bible School, June 28 - July 2, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Age 4 to 6th grade, adults also welcome.

June 29-July 3

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, June 29 - July 3, 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Loft Ministries, Great Bend. 1st-5th grade. For info call 570-396-1967.

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Senior Center Menu June 8 - 12

Monday, June 8: orange juice, pork bbq, oven potatoes, vegetable medley, roll, pudding.

Tuesday, June 9: beef stew, biscuits, garden salad, banana.

Wednesday, June 10: cranberry juice, roast turkey, sweet potatoes, peas, whole wheat bread, pears.

Thursday, June 11: chicken soup, hoagie, lettuce & tomatoes, fruited jello, cookie.

Friday, June 12: spaghetti & meatballs, Italian green beans, Caesar salad, Italian bread, ice cream.

Senior Center Menu June 15 - 19

Monday, June 15: baked ham/sauce, sweet potatoes, peas, roll, orange & cookies.

Tuesday, June 16: burger, potato salad, broccoli/cauliflower, bun, jello.

Wednesday, June 17: breaded chicken, boiled potatoes, carrots, grain bread, applesauce.

Thursday, June 18: center is closed, Troy picnic.

Friday, June 19: juice, bbq riblet, perogies, mixed vegetables, whole wheat roll, pie.

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Festival Needs Books & More

Donations can be made for the Blueberry Festival's Used Book Sale tent to the Main Library in Montrose now - the earlier the better so the hard-working sorters have time to do their magic. Books, records, CDs, and tapes in good condition are all needed. Good-quality yard sale type items for the White Elephant Sale (no clothing, computers, exercise equipment, or heavy furniture) are being collected on Mondays and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at Montrose Motors on Grow Ave.; call 570-278-1881 for other arrangements. The silent auction and the handcrafts table (blueberry theme not required) need donations now as well. It’s community participation that makes the festival such a special event. The 30th annual Blueberry Festival will be held Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 on the Village Green and library lawn in Montrose. For more information visit or call 570-278-1881.

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Festivities To Celebrate The American Dream

The Kiwanis-Lions-Rotary (KLR) service clubs of Montrose are pleased to announce that they have chosen the theme “The American Dream 4th” for this year’s Independence Day Celebration to be held in Montrose on Saturday, July 4.

Our great nation was founded and has flourished throughout many generations because of the dreams and aspirations that millions of patriotic citizens have nourished and endured. It is because of those dreams that we continue to be the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”

The KLR is pleased to honor a special group of individuals who certainly exemplify this year’s theme. The Grand Marshals for this year’s celebration will be the Area P Special Olympians. Area P includes all of Susquehanna County and surrounding areas. The KLR wanted to recognize a group that had dreams to do something special, something that they might not have had an opportunity to participate in if it were not for Special Olympics.

To participate and compete in athletic events for these special needs individuals is definitely a “dream come true.” Their attitude and desire is best stated by the Special Olympics motto: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

The KLR is also pleased to recognize Dr. Paul B. Kerr as the Honorary Grand Marshal for this years celebration. In 1954, Dr. Kerr came to Montrose, and along with Dr. Raymond Bennett and their wives, sisters and nurses Eudora and Donna, they all dreamed of providing medical care and services to the community.

Over the years they built many edifices in order to have their dreams become a reality. They started with the Medical Arts Clinic, proceeded to build and equip The Montrose General Hospital in 1956 and finished in 1962 with the Asa Park Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, known today as the Meadow View Senior Living Center. Dr. Kerr, who is currently retired from his

medical practice, has personally been a part of the medical community in Montrose for over 50 years.

The July 4th festivities in Montrose provide a number of daylong activities to celebrate our Nation’s freedom and independence. The day starts with a pancake breakfast served at the Montrose United Methodist Church from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The Endless Mountains Independence Day races will begin with runners registering, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., at the courthouse. A one-mile Fun Run (no registration required) will start at 7:45 a.m., followed by the 5K starting at 8:00 a.m. and the 10K race starting at 8:10 a.m.

The first 300 5K and 10K registrants will get commemorative shirts. In addition, awards will be presented to many age groups for both men and women. Again this year, timing and results will be handled by the Triple Cities Runners Club. Racers may pre-register on-line and check race results at, said Fred Malloy, race director.

Over 130 top quality arts and craft exhibitors will be set up on the Village Green starting at 8:00 a.m. In addition many food and soda booths will provide a vast variety of “goodies” to satisfy any palate. A chicken bar-b-que dinner will also be available, starting at 10:00 a.m.

The highlight of the day will be the Patriotic Parade, which steps off at 11:00 a.m. As in years past, the theme will be used as a guide to decorate the floats that will participate in the parade. The floats that best depict this year’s theme, “The American Dream 4th,” will be awarded cash prizes. In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Montrose will present the Ted Brzuska Memorial Award for the float that best depicts “service to children.”

Floats will be judged during the parade for how they best present the basic theme for this year. The theme should center on those dreams and aspirations different organizations, clubs, churches, schools, groups of people or individuals have worked so hard and diligently in order to have them come true. In addition, the theme can focus on those dreams that we are still striving towards, those that have not come to fruition as of yet. Only in America can its citizens be blessed with the freedoms and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

A vast array of floats, bands, marching units and antique and classic vehicles will be in the parade which will travel from the east end of Grow Avenue near Lake Montrose to Church Street and up Public Avenue to the village green.

Public safety officials said temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted on streets designated for emergency vehicle access. Violators risk fines and towing costs. There are many off-street parking lots identified for guest parking, as well as lawn and driveway spaces provided by Montrose residents.

The day will conclude with a gigantic display of fireworks. The Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce will present this annual July 4th tradition on the grounds of the Montrose Area High School beginning at dusk.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the following telephone numbers: general info: 278-3537 or 553-2760; arts & crafts: 278-2566; races: 879-2175, ext. 220; parade: 278-3861.

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Old Mill Village Keeps History Alive

On Saturday, June 20 and Sunday June 21 the presentation of a new event at Old Mill Village Museum will take place. The “Shadows of the Old West” will be taking us back to the time of the old west with spurs jingling and six shooters blasting. This is an event for the whole family with shows each day at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Come early and stay late to mingle with the outlaws, gamblers, bounty hunters, miners, lawmen, cowboys and cowgirls.

The Shadows of the Old West is a group of individuals engaged in reenacting, or portraying in, the period of western movement from 1850 until the turn of the century. They seek to represent, as accurately as possible, the appearance, the demeanor and the activities of the men and women of that time. This will foster an understanding and appreciation of western history and the experiences of those who lived there. Venues include encampments, living history events, festivals, talks and demonstrations at schools, libraries, historical societies and more. The performances include lawmen, outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, saloons and miners. They portray a town after the civil war where gunfights are common.

See the “Shadows of the Old West” and keep history alive at Old Mill Village Museum. Other summer events are posted at

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Pauline S. Wilder Memorial Service

A memorial service in thanksgiving for the life of Pauline Seaman Wilder will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, in Lanesboro Community Church, Main Street, Lanesboro. The service, to be conducted by the Rev. Carl Batzel, is open to the public and all are welcome to a light lunch, immediately following, prepared by the ladies of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lanesboro Community Church are appreciated.

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Reading Program At Susq. Co. Libraries

The Susquehanna County Library is once again holding a special Summer Reading program at all four locations, and at the Pratt Memorial Library in New Milford. "Be Creative at Your Library" (ages 0-12) and "Express Yourself" (teens) is sponsored in part by the United Way of Susquehanna County. The program is underway, with special events and story times each week. Each registered participant can claim a free book during the book giveaway, held near the end of the program.

Summer Reading helps children develop their reading skills, find books they enjoy, and participate in exciting special programs every week. Special activities are also planned for teens; check for details at each library. As usual, the highlight of summer reading is a special event - this year it's a visit to the Everhart Museum in Scranton, with free admission for registered summer readers. Register now to enjoy this six-week program, either online at (you'll be able to log your own minutes), or in person at your local library. There's no charge. From board books to young adult novels, there's something for all youngsters at the library. Check for more information.

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Thompson UMC To Host Program

On Sunday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church, The Wargo Steveskey Flute and Guitar Duo will perform works from Masters: Bach and Mozart, Granados, Tarrega, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and more. Performing in both duet and solo guitar setting, they will offer something for everyone.

Jay Steveskey runs the Fiddle Lake Classical Guitar School, has been featured on WVIA-FM and Scranton Today TV. Jay is also founder and president of the Classical Guitar Society of NEPA.

Flutist Edward Wargo is an active performer and teacher who is currently on the faculty of Marywood University. His performances have been broadcasted on WVIA-TV and WVIA-FM. He is a graduate of Temple University and the Manhattan School of Music.

Together they will offer a musical program that will further enrich the appreciation of music lovers in attendance. A free will offering is suggested – any amount of donation will be accepted.

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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 Friday, June 19 from 11-noon, and at the Great Bend-Hallstead 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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