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Senior Menu

CART Announces Upcoming Events
Festival To Promote Arts In Susquehanna Co.
Nicholson Bridge Day Celebration Scheduled
Stewardship Award Nominations Sought

Historical Society To Host Program
Thompson U.M Church To Celebrate Summer
VFW Consultant Available Locally
Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches


August 19

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

WORKSHOP: Effects of Addiction in Our Community, August 19, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Silver Lake Fire Hall. Free.

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.

WORKSHOP: Effects of Addiction in Our Community, August 20, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Susquehanna Comm. High School. Free.

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.

CHICKEN BBQ, Sat., August 22, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at East Ararat U.M. Church.

August 23

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

August 25

WING NIGHT, Tues., August 25, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 26

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Weds., August 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 27

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., August 27, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., August 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

August 28

DINNER, Fri., August 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

PROGRAM: Music in the Park, The Marin Family Band, Fri., August 28, 7:00 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Free.

August 29

PROGRAM, educational day for horse lovers, Sat., August 29, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Norfolk Heritage Equestrian Center, Montrose. For info call 570-396-3250.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., August 29, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church. All welcome.

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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.

Senior Center Menu August 24 - 28

Monday, August 24: beef & cabbage casserole, whipped potatoes, sliced carrots, grain bread, molasses cookie.

Tuesday, August 25: beef vegetable soup, picnic burger on wheat bun, roasted potatoes, nectarine.

Wednesday, August 26: sausage & peppers, steak roll, pierogies, pickled beets, angel food cake w/berries.

Thursday, August 27: Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, green beans, dinner roll, fruit pie.

Friday, August 28: pork loin w/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian vegetable medley, tropical fruit, rye bread.

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CART Announces Upcoming Events

On Sunday, September 13, the Susquehanna County Animal Response Team (CART) will be sponsoring a walk-a-thon. Starting times will range from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will consist of a three mile maximum walk. The three mile roundtrip journey will occur along the Rail Trail that parallels Route 706 in Montrose. The path will begin behind the Pump and Pantry on Route 706 and will continue to the Claverack building before returning back to the starting point of the walk. Walkers may elect to walk with or without their dogs and/or may wish to walk a shorter distance. All rules pertaining to pets must be strictly adhered to for safety purposes.

Check-in and Check-out along with additional parking will be located at the Donald Dean and Sons parking lot across the street from the Pump and Pantry in Montrose. The Fire-Police Association will be on hand to aid people crossing the street.

Additionally, the Montrose Minute Men will be on location for any injuries or illnesses that may occur during the walk. A vet tech will also be present for furry friends.

To download a sponsor and waiver form, go to Alternatively, forms may be picked up at Lucky Dog Pet Spa. Further information may be obtained by contacting (570) 278-6396.

Other upcoming events include CART’s “Purr-fect Howl-a-ween.” A number of events and venues are in the works for the latter part of October. Start getting your pet’s costume ready for the costume contest!

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Festival To Promote Arts In Susquehanna Co.
Submitted By Alice M. Deutsch

Have you noticed the various locations where works of art are on display in Susquehanna County? We see art in our restaurants, banks, florist shops, and now at your local health centers, thanks to the efforts of talented individuals who live in your communities.

Members of the Susquehanna County “Harvest of the Arts” have been instrumental in promotions to expand opportunities to view and appreciate art on a daily basis. Their latest efforts have been working with the Blue Ridge, Mountain View and Susquehanna School Districts to showcase works of art by students from our area, for display at the NEPA Community Health Care Centers in Lenox, Hallstead and Susquehanna.

“A special thank you to the young artists for sharing their talents and the teachers for inspiring and developing those skills,” stated Alice Deutsch, chairman of the “Harvest of the Arts.”

Pictured (l-r) are: back row - Ray Telnock, Maryann Warren, Gary Gray; seated - Colleen Wilkes, Terese DeLaPlaine and Alice Deutsch.

In addition, established and distinguished artists from the region are exhibiting their work in a gallery-like setting, at the Hallstead and Susquehanna NEPA Community Health Centers during business hours. Work is displayed showing the artists’ names and contact information if there is interest in purchasing or just enjoying the artist’s creative spirit. “We are honored to showcase the local talent and are most grateful for the efforts by the Harvest of the Arts Council in their sincere promotion of our area artists of all ages,” stated Terese DeLaPlaine, JD, Executive Director of NEPA Community Health Care.

The third annual Susquehanna County “Harvest of the Arts” Festival will take place on Saturday, September 19 in Susquehanna Depot,which will feature a Fine Art Exhibit, Juried Outdoor Fine Arts & Craft Show, County-wide Youth Art Show - featuring the six County School Districts, International Food Festival - Sponsored by the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, Live Music, Demonstrations, Kid’s Corner with Magic Show, Story-telling, Puppet Show and more.

On Sunday, September 20 the festival will continue with the Fine Art Exhibit and a Fine Arts Auction & Cocktail Reception will take place at the Historic Starrucca House.

Proceeds from the two day event will help to promote the Arts in Susquehanna County. For more information please contact Alice at (570)756-2044 or

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Nicholson Bridge Day Celebration Scheduled

September 13 is set for the celebration of the 94th anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct. The Nicholson Women’s Club is sponsoring this event, and plans for a great family day are under way. The event is held on Main Street in Nicholson. It will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Entertainment throughout the day will include performances, a pet show, a guided history walk and games. Main Street will be closed and will be lined with many vendors offering a variety of products and food. For more information call 570-942-6747.

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Stewardship Award Nominations Sought

“Do you like what your neighbor's doing with his land? "If you do, please tell us about it!" asks Mary Felley, Executive Director of the Countryside Conservancy. The Conservancy, based in La Plume, invites nominations for its Fourteenth Annual Stewardship Awards. The awards honor those who maintain their properties in a way that respects the conservation values of the land and brings enjoyment to the community. Awards have historically been made in three categories: working farm, residential, and special uses.

Past farm winners have included dairy and beef cattle operations, sheep and horse farms, tree farms, orchards, and other farms both traditional and non-traditional. Farms must give attention to protecting the environment, including the local waterways that drain to the Chesapeake Bay, and should also embody the farming heritage of our region.

Residential awards have gone to homeowners in towns such as Montrose, Waverly and Tunkhannock as well as rural areas such as Brooklyn, Sugar Hollow and Union Dale. Homes may be new or old, but should pay respect to and fit harmoniously into their surroundings.

The "special uses" category takes in a wide range of other land uses. Past winners include shade tree associations, art galleries, watershed associations, summer camps, restaurants featuring local produce, garden clubs, public libraries, cemeteries and more. The only requirement is that they be good stewards of their lands and their environment!

Owners of properties in the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed and surrounding areas are eligible for consideration. The search area takes in northwest Lackawanna County, northeast Wyoming County, and much of Susquehanna County. Anyone is welcome to nominate a property for an award. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Conservancy at 945-6995 or at, or they can be downloaded from the Conservancy’s website at Nominators are encouraged to submit photos of nominated properties, which may be used in the awards slideshow. The deadline for nominations is September 18, 2009. Award winners will be honored at the Countryside Conservancy’s annual meeting in spring 2010.

The Countryside Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994, is dedicated to conserving lands and waters in and near the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for the public benefit now, and for the future.

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Historical Society To Host Program

Jerry Ellis, archivist with the Pennsylvania State Archives, will present a program, August 25, at 1 p.m., which will provide an understanding of the organization of records and collections in an archives. The Presentation, to be held at the Susquehanna County Historical Society, Montrose, will discuss how materials are processed and how the finding aid is created. The finding aid is the catalog of archives. Additionally, he will demonstrate how you can use the internet before you go to decide which material you wish to see, thereby saving valuable research time. Finally, samples of genealogical resources available at the Pennsylvania State Archives will be demonstrated.

Jerry Ellis is a member of the Public Services and Outreach division of the Pennsylvania State Archives. He provides training in vital records management and in disaster planning for local governments and acts as a grants manager for the archives and records management grants program. Additionally, he processes selected records from county governments for the Archives. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in history from Shippensburg University.

Please contact the Historical Society at 570-278-1881, or, if you are interested in attending.

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Thompson U.M Church To Celebrate Summer

The Thompson United Methodist Church will be holding their annual End of the Summer Celebration on Saturday, September 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m., until 3:00 p.m. The giant garage, bake and cookies sale will open the day.

The Endless Mountains Children’s Choir will be performing at 10:30 a.m., which is a special must see event. The children have been performing throughout Susquehanna and Lackawanna Counties for the past few year, under the direction of Dr. Christine Plonski Sezer.

Numerous craft tables will offer maple syrup products, embroidery items, hand paintings and homemade jelly and jams.

The bake sale will include our well known fill-a-can with cookies; of which all items are lovingly prepared by church members.

A magician will be on hand at noon to mystify children of all ages.

While enjoying the day, lunch will be available at the Dugout Café, along with beverages and homemade pies to complete the meal.

Free face painting and mini-manicures for the children are always a special treat. There will also be several theme baskets to try your luck at.

Spaces are still available for vendors and crafters. If interested in joining this fun filled day, please contact Tootsie Stone at 727-2158. Anyone interested in donating items to the garage sale may contact Joy Mead at 727-2518. Join the family fun at the End of Summer Celebration!

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VFW Consultant Available Locally

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. continues their outreach efforts to assist veterans and their dependents with benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VFW Claims Consultant is available once a month at the Honesdale VFW Post 736, Main St. on the first Wednesday of the month; at the Great Bend VFW Post 6223, Main St. on the first Thursday of the month; and at the VA outpatient clinic, 1537 Elmira St., Sayre, PA, on the third Thursday of the month. The hours at all locations are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is a free service and you do not need to be a VFW member to receive assistance. Appointments are suggested but not required. If you wish to make an appointment or have any questions, please contact Mr. Rick Reiser at 570-821-2506.

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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, August 21 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 at 1-800-443-5772 with questions and concerns.

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