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Senior Menu

G. Bend Alliance To Host Illusionist
Committee To Hold Information Session
Mt. View School District Opening
Nature Walk: Life On The Forest Floor

Seventh Grade Open House At Susky High


August 10-14

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, August 10-14, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. For info call 879-4676.

August 13

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., August 13, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., August 13, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

LAWN SUPPER, Thurs., August 13, 5:00 p.m. at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food pantry.

MEETING of the Clifford Twp. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Thurs., August 13, 7:30 at the fire hall.  New members welcome.

August 13-15

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food orders, Thurs., August 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., August 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Sat., August 15, 10:00-12:00 noon at Susquehanna U.M. Church.

RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE, August 13 & 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and August 15 (bag day), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Church, W. Main St., Susquehanna.

August 14

DINNER, Fri., August 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 14-16

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, August 14-16 at Ashcraft Park, Little Meadows. Fee. For info call 570-934-2507.

August 15

BINGO, Sat., August 15, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., August 15, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sat., August 15, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat U.M. Church. All welcome.

PROGRAM, GeoCaching, Sat., August 15, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Salt Springs State Park. Fee for nonmembers. Registration required, call 570-967-7275.

August 16

CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sun., August 16, noon at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

NATURE WALK, August 16, 2:00 p.m. at Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson. Free. Wear appropriate footwear. For info call 756-2497.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., August 16, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

August 18

WING NIGHT, Tues., August 18, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 19

DINNER, Wed., August 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford U.M Church. Eat in or take out.

August 20

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., August 20, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., August 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 20-21

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, August 20 & 21, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. For info call 727-3346.

August 21

DINNER, Fri., August 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 21-23

35TH ANNUAL Southern Tier Antique Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. Show, August 21-23 at Town Park, Maine, NY. For info call 607-624-3834.

August 22

FOOD PICKUP, Angel Food Ministries, Sat., August 22, 8:00-10:00 a.m. For info call 853-4342.

August 23

BREAKFAST, Sun., August 23, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu August 10 - 14

Monday, August 10: roast beef w/gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruited jello, honey dew melon wedge, ww bread.

Tuesday, August 11: baked Pollock, scalloped potatoes, steamed carrot coins, ww bread, sherbet.

Wednesday, August 12: cranberry juice, chicken salad on Kaiser roll, garden salad, chocolate chip cookie.

Thursday, August 13: pineapple juice, pork bbq, potato wedges, coleslaw, Kaiser roll, orange.

Friday, August 14: meatloaf w/tomato gravy, whipped potatoes, peas & carrots, multi grain bread, tapioca pudding.

Senior Center Menu August 17 - 21

Monday, August 17: spaghetti & meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, watermelon.

Tuesday, August 18: baked chicken breast, baked sweet potato, green beans w/tomato & rosemary, wheat bread, cranberry juice, banana.

Wednesday, August 19: deviled ham, rainbow pasta salad, rye bread, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Thursday, August 20: beef bbq, macaroni & cheese, pickled cabbage, wheat dinner roll, chilled pears.

Friday, August 21: chicken cacciatore, spinach salad, steamed white rice, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

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G. Bend Alliance To Host Illusionist

Illusionist GIIC will perform at the Great Bend Alliance, Randolph Street, Great Bend, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 23.

GIIC will amaze with dozens of illusions that will thrill and tease the mind of people of all ages at this free performance. Audiences will also be entertained with fire, tricks of the eye, juggling and impossible escapes.

Illusionist GIIC, also known as Gary Croniser II, began studying the art of illusion when he was eight years old. After entertaining family and friends for years, he had his first professional show at the age of thirteen.

Gary has been performing since 1994 at fundraisers, variety shows, schools, libraries, business functions, churches and youth camps. Gary developed the persona of GIIC in 1998. He was born and raised in upstate New York, and has traveled across the country amazing people with illusions, mind tricks and amazing escapes.

Gary is also a talented street performer who worked in inner city Bronx, New York while he earned a degree at Nyack College. His street performances were often used to build crowds for presentations for various groups.

Gary and his wife Rebbecca live in Rome, New York. When Gary is not performing, he is creating his own original effects and learning new techniques to improve his skills. He is also developing a line of "impossible bottles."

For more information phone 570-879-2741 or e-mail

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Committee To Hold Information Session

The Marcellus Shale Committee (MSC) will hold a community information session at the Montrose Area High School Auditorium, located at50 High School Road in Montrose, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, to discuss the development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in Susquehanna County.

The natural gas Industry will host an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with representatives available to talk one-on-one with residents about exploration and development before a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will conclude with a question and answer session.

“The MSC encourages residents to learn more about the natural gas industry by attending this community meeting and obtaining information directly from the industry representatives,” said Rich Weber, MSC Co-Chair and President of Atlas Energy Resources.

“Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation has the potential to positively impact Pennsylvania in a number of ways,” said Ray Walker, Co-Chair of the Marcellus Shale Committee and Vice President of Appalachia Shale for Range Resources.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. No reservations are needed.

For more information on Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale, check out

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Mt. View School District Opening

The Mountain View School District announces that classes for all students for the 2009-2010 school year will begin on Wednesday, August 26. All buses will be operating on that day and the cafeteria in all schools will be open. For more information, contact the Mountain View School District.

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Nature Walk: Life On The Forest Floor
Submitted By Trebbe Johnson

Once most of us leave childhood behind, we forget about the enchanting world of life, death, birth, and battle that is constantly taking place in the woodlands right under our feet. Entomologist and educator Stuart Slocum will re-introduce adults to that world and keep children interested in it for years to come. On August 16 at 2:00 p.m. he will lead a walk at Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson, PA called “Life on the Forest Floor” to study what he calls “the less obvious forms of life.”

The insects that live in the soil and leaf detritus are important to forest ecology for many reasons. They break down organic matter, serve as food sources for larger organisms, and are natural controls of parasitoids, or organisms that kill their hosts. Normally hidden to all but the most observant eyes, flies, wasps, nematodes, millipedes, centipedes, slugs, snails, and other insects in various forms of life will be revealed as Mr. Slocum turns over rocks and sorts through leaf matter. He’ll also sift through layers of soil with a set of sieves, so walk participants can see how different forms of life live at different layers of the soil.

Explorers of all ages will be fascinated by this macrocosmic look at the microcosmic world.

Stuart Slocum is a retired educator who taught high school and college biology at Luzerne Community College and Mountain View High School, where he was also chairman of the biology department. He has an MS in Entomology from the University of Nebraska and writes a regular column about insects, “What’s Bugging You?” for the Susquehanna County Transcript.

This nature walk is free of charge and no reservations are required. Participants will meet at the parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, where Stack Road intersects. Some areas of the trail will probably be wet, so protective footwear is highly recommended. For further information, contact Stuart Slocum at 570-756-2497.

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Seventh Grade Open House At Susky High

On Monday, August 24 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Susquehanna Community High School will have an open house for all incoming 7th grade students and their parents.

At this time 7th grade students will receive a copy of their schedule for the 2009-2010 school year and locker number and combinations.

Parents and students will be introduced to various student activities for the year including an over view of schedule information, student handbooks, homework policy, grading and class requirements.

Students and parents are asked to meet in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

Students will be able to tour the school before leaving to locate classrooms and their lockers.

Susquehanna Community High School is looking forward to meeting all new 7th grade students and their parents.

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