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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
FUN DAY, July 8, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Bring a dish to pass.
BUFFALO FRIED SHRIMP, Wed., July 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., July 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., July 9, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, July 9 & 10, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. For info call 570-727-3346.
VOL. FIRE CO. PICNIC, July 9 & 10, 6:00 p.m. - midnight and July 11, 4:00 p.m. - midnight at Union Dale Picnic Grounds.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Sat., July 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Community Building. All you can eat.
CARS IN THE PARK, Sat., July 11, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. & Sun., July 12, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Hickories Park, Owego, NY. Visit www.triplecitiesstreetrods.com for more info.
NATURE WALK, July 12, 2:00 p.m. at Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. Wear appropriate footwear. For info call 570-727-3362.
SOULFIRE CONCERT, July 12, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Milford.
CHICKEN BBQ, Sun., July 12, noon at Green Gables Pavilion, sponsored by New Milford Area Rotary. Pre-sale tickets held until 1:00 p.m., tickets also available at door.
WING NIGHT, Tues., July 14, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
DINNER, Wed., July 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.
GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD, Wed., July 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
ART EXHIBIT & FOOD SAMPLING, Thurs., July 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mountain View Plaza, Hallstead. Fee. For info call 570-879-6850, ext. 185.
SCFRW PICNIC, Thurs., July 16, 6:00 p.m. at Green Gables. Fee. For info call 570-561-8188.
CRUISE-IN, July 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at U.M. Community Church, Great Bend. Come early with vehicle to register for People’s Choice Awards. Rain date July 18, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For info call 879-2933.
OLD TIME FIDDLERS, Fri., July 17, 8:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church. Fee.
SOUTH PACIFIC, July 17 & 18, 8:00 p.m. and July 19, 3:00 p.m. at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. Dinner served before show. For info call 570-283-2195.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., July 18, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free.
BOOK SALE, Sat., July 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Soldier’s Orphan School, Orphan School Rd.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sat., July 18, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat U.M. Church. All welcome.
BINGO, Sat., July 18, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.
CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sat., July 18, 12:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
AUDUBON ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL, Sat. & Sun., July 18 & 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Wallenpaupack Intermediate & Middle School Complex. Fee.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., July 19, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.
THEATRE WORKSHOP for children 8 to 12 years old, beginning July 20, ending with performance on August 14 & 15 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info & enrollment, call 570-283-2195.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 20-24, 6:00-8:15 p.m. at Lakeview Mennonite Church. Ages 4 to 16. For info call 756-2351.
Monday, July 6: stuffed peppers w/sauce, whipped potatoes, Italian cut green beans, pineapple chunks, grain bread.
Tuesday, July 7: ham & Swiss wrap w/romaine lettuce, potato salad, chilled dilled carrots, chunky applesauce.
Wednesday, July 8: orange pineapple juice, hot dog on wheat bun, corn cobette, macaroni salad, sliced peaches
Thursday, July 9: orzo in vegetable broth, herbed chicken breast, broccoli florettes, fruit ambrosia, grain bread.
Friday, July 10: roast beef w/gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruited jello, honey dew melon wedge, wheat bread.
Senior Center Menu July 13 – 17
Monday, July 13: baked fish, scalloped potatoes, steamed carrots, ww bread, sherbet.
Tuesday, July 14: chicken salad, garden salad, Kaiser roll, cranberry juice, chocolate chip cookies.
Wednesday, July 15: pork bbq, potato wedges, coleslaw, ww Kaiser roll, orange.
Thursday, July 16: meatloaf w/gravy, whipped potatoes, peas & carrots, grain bread, tapioca.
Friday, July 17: spaghetti & meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, summer fruit.
Annual Pollinator Garden Event Set
Do you love flowers, bees, ice cream and butterflies? You may be thinking…what do these things have in common? Come and find out by joining the Penn State Master Gardeners for a celebration at their pollinator-friendly garden at Arlo's Country Store in Thompson, PA. In honor of this being the 2nd annual Pollinator Garden Event, two celebrations will be held, the first being Saturday, July 11 and the second on Saturday, September 5, both from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fun-filled community event will feature educational games for children, raffles and free ice cream as well as demonstrations and information on pollinators and the pollinator garden.
Penn State was awarded a grant from Haagen-Dazs for research and education on honey bees and other pollinators. The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have received funding under the grant to establish the pollinator garden. Plans are underway to expand the current size of the garden at the same location. Master Gardener Glenn Stone planted the initial garden last year. Since then, fellow Master Gardeners have planted additional varieties of pollinator-friendly plants for the purpose of public education and gathering data for the pollinator research program. Haagen-Dazs has a website detailing their efforts to draw awareness to honeybees: http://www.helpthehoneybees.com. With recent concerns over the colony collapse disorder with honeybees, Haagen-Dazs has made a concentrated effort to help fund projects such as the Penn State Master Gardener pollinator-friendly garden.
For more information on Colony Collapse Disorder visit: http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/ColonyCollapseDisorder.html. Honeybees and other pollinators are very important for a healthy food cycle. Through pollination, honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.
105th Price Family Reunion Scheduled
The descendents of Daniel Q. and Rachel Owens Price will hold their 105th family reunion on July 18, at the Union Dale Firemen’s Grounds beginning at 11 a.m.
Sondra Fallon, daughter of Paul and Pauline Fallon, Kingsley is the recipient of the 2009 Price Family Reunion Scholarship and plans to attend the reunion and speak to family members of her place in the family and answer any questions pertaining to her future plans. An accomplished equestrian, Sondra, a graduate of Mountain View High School, plans to attend Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in West Virginia. Sondra will major in horse training. Sondra is also the Webmaster for the Price Family Reunion website. The required scholarship essay written by Sondra traced her Price family roots back five generations, showing her place in the family is from her mother’s side of her family.
All those attending are asked to sign in at the registration desk to update the secretary’s records.
A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m. with coffee, lemonade and ice tea provided. There will be provisions for crock pots and other electrical appliances as needed. Feel free to being coolers for any food that requires them.
A business meeting will follow lunch and all are asked to attend in order to make plans for next year’s reunion. There will be children’s games, trap shoot and an auction. Proceeds from a raffle and the auction will go toward the scholarship fund.
Family members graduating from high school in 2010 are urged to apply for the scholarship by contacting Danny Price for details at 607 655-1921 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Camp At St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose will host its First Annual Reading Camp from July 27-31. The camp is an effort of local teachers and literacy supporters to beat the “summer slump” and to motivate the area’s youth to read for enjoyment and personal gain. The camp’s hours are 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. daily and will include snack time. Activities will include story time, Reader’s Theater, writing activities, special guests, and more. Please call 278-2954 to register or for more information.
Summer Webinars To Focus On Natural Gas
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Beginning June 25, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer monthly online seminars addressing impacts related to the development of natural gas from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania.
The summer series of "webinars" is designed to help communities and local leaders prepare for the potential impacts of gas exploration and development, including understanding workforce needs and water-policy issues surrounding gas-well drilling. Extension educators, representatives of federal and state agencies, conservation district personnel, municipal officials, planning agencies, economic development groups, environmental groups and citizens have participated in previous Penn State Extension webinars on Marcellus shale issues.
The one-hour webinars will be held at 1 p.m. on the following dates:
June 25: "Planning for Community Impacts." Presenter: Neal Fogle, Penn State Extension economic and community development educator based in Montour County.
July 23: "Water Resource Policy Issues." Presenter: Charles Abdalla, Penn State professor of agricultural and environmental economics.
August 27: "Marcellus Industry Direct Workforce Needs." Presenters: Jim Ladlee, Clinton County director for Penn State Extension, and Jeff Lorson and Tracy Brundage, Pennsylvania College of Technology.
September 17: "Community Response Options to Marcellus Shale and Energy Development." Presenters: Kathy Brasier, Penn State assistant professor of rural sociology, and Walt Whitmer, Penn State economic and community development extension associate.
Information about how to register for the webinars is available at http://naturalgas.extension.psu.edu/Events.htm. Online participants will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions during the webinar.
The summer webinars are the latest in a series of online workshops initiated in fall 2008 by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension to address issues related to Marcellus shale gas exploration and extraction. Previous webinars - which covered topics such as water use and quality, gas leasing considerations for landowners and implications for local communities - can be viewed at http://naturalgas.extension.psu.edu/webinars.htm.
For more information, contact Joann Kowalski, extension educator in Susquehanna County, at (570) 278-1158 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Blessing At Lanesboro Community Church
A blessing of bikes, in all sizes and categories, from motorcycles to tri-cycles, will be offered at the Lanesboro Community Church, Main St., Lanesboro, PA, during this Sunday, July 12's morning worship service.
Ed Ashcom, President of the "Gospel Warriors," a chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, will present the morning message and share his own personal story of the life-changing power of God through Jesus Christ. As the worship service concludes, participants will move outside for the blessing of the bikes. Light picnic food and the time to enjoy it together will be available following the worship service.
Lanesboro Community Church begins Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. with praise singing followed by an upbeat worship experience which blends traditional and contemporary elements and concludes between noon and 12:30 p.m.
The biker blessing, as with all ministries of the Lanesboro Community Church, is offered as a means of extending the love of God to anyone and everyone in our area. Come as you are! For more information, call (570) 853-4805.
Chautauqua 2009 At Firemen’s Picnic
The Clifford Twp. Volunteer Firemen’s Picnic, to be held on July 23, 24, and 25, at the fairgrounds on Rt. 106 in Clifford, will feature for the first time a special presentation by the Clifford Twp. Historical Society: Chautauqua 2009. Free to the public under the big tent, and featuring Civil War Re-enactors, two evenings of shows will be presented.
On Friday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., Civil War era musician Tom Jolin will play on the banjo, double harp, and harmonica, interlaced with humor and satires. The Top Hats and Lance Dancers will perform with Mr. Jolin in the full regalia of the period.
Saturday, July 25 at 5 p.m., John Moran will perform as SGT Allen McCall, Company K, 56th Regiment of the PA Infantry, presenting an account of daily living in a civil war camp.
At 6 p.m., historian Jo Ann Boganovicz will be the premier event presenter of an historical depiction of a civilian woman’s involvement with the aftermath of the Gettysburg Battle. She recounts the horrors of burying and re-burying the dead while dealing with the constant flow of people looking for their loved ones. Along with other situations, she also explains the struggles to rebuild lives, to restore devastated farm fields, and to find food for both the civilian population and the wounded left behind. Ms. Boganovicz will conduct an insightful discussion period following the presentation.
The Clifford Twp. Historical Society strongly encourages everyone to participate in this unique opportunity to enjoy our history in a way you have never experienced it. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy all the events, food, and pleasures of the great annual Clifford Firemen’s Picnic. The parking fee is to benefit the volunteer firemen’s fund.
Farm Service Agency Taking Nominations
Montrose, PA - USDA Farm Service Agency Acting County Executive Director, Kelly Sundy, announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations began on June 15, for local Farm Service Agency county committees. The nomination period continues through August 3, with elections taking place this fall. The 2009 election for Susquehanna County will be held in Local Administrative Area (LAA) 3.
"County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and give landowners, farmers and ranchers a better chance of having their opinions and ideas heard," said Sundy. "In recent years, we have seen a trend of increased nominations of minority and women producers and I hope that will continue."
To be eligible to serve on a Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.
Producers may nominate themselves or others, and organizations representing minorities and women may also nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other valuable information about FSA county committee elections are available online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2009 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 3.
FSA county committee members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other important agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consist of three to 11 members who are elected by eligible producers.
FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning November 6. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 7. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office January 1, 2010.
NOTE: FSA news releases and media advisories are available on the Web at FSA's home page: http://www.fsa.usda.gov.
Fiddlers To Perform At Thompson UMC
On Friday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m., the Old Time Fiddlers, which will be celebrating their 30th year of performing and promoting the music that is part of our heritage, will be sharing their talents at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
Steve Jacobi, Craig Gehrig and Dale Teeple began this group in 1992 and have been performing traditional tunes in concert throughout the tri-state area.
Steve has been playing fiddle for 28 years, Craig is well known for his guitar works, and Dale is a master at the piano. Jay Brooks joined the group in 2002, playing the bass.
The group, which at times has as many as 25 members playing fiddles, guitars, banjos, bass, clogging and singing, are from a variety of occupational backgrounds, brought together by the love of music. They will perform a variety of bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, Irish and Scottish tunes.
Last summer during their performance, the Thompson UMC had a full house of toe tapping and hand clapping people. Join in this year to enjoy the music of our heritage.
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