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Senior Menu

Food For Fines At County Libraries
EMTC Announces Spring Production
Vesper Service At St. Paul’s


January 2

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., January 2, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

January 7

CHICKEN ‘N BISCUIT DINNER, January 7, 5:00 p.m. at VFW Aux. 6223, Great Bend. Eat in or take out.


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Senior Center Menu December 28 - January 1

Monday, December 28: spaghetti w/meat sauce, Italian green beans, garlic bread, apple crisp.

Tuesday, December 29: chicken & broccoli w/bowtie pasta, garden salad, Italian bread, blueberry crisp.

Wednesday, December 30: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, yogurt parfait.

Thursday December 31: orange juice, baked fish, seasoned orzo, Italian vegetables, ww roll, baked apple.

Friday, January 1: closed for New Year’s holiday.

Senior Center Menu January 4 - 8

Monday, January 4: mini meatloaves, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, January 5: baked flounder, broccoli, wild rice pilaf, grain bread, orange.

Wednesday, January 6: roast turkey, roasted potatoes, peas, biscuit, stuffing, pumpkin pie.

Thursday, January 7: stuffed shells, salad, garlic bread, pears.

Friday, January 8: balsamic chicken, carrots, orzo, wheat bread, plums.

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Food For Fines At County Libraries

The Susquehanna County Library system is raising fines for most items from ten cents to twenty cents a day. To ease this transition, and to also help less fortunate families, all four locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna) will be accepting nonperishable food donations along with overdue items - so that no fines will be due on those items - as payment for fines from the first of the year through January 10.

You may not have any overdues yourself, but please spread the word to everyone you know. During "Food for Fines," any overdue library item, no matter how long ago it was due, can be returned with at least one item of non-perishable food and there will be no money owed. ALL food must be brought into the library during business hours - nothing in the book drop, please. This is the time for anyone who's been procrastinating or feeling guilty about late items to round them up and bring them in!

Fines are being raised to help deal with the budget cuts, but there hasn't been an increase in almost two decades. The other measures taken by the Board of Directors include cutting hours and staff salaries (already implemented), and adding a $1 maintenance fee to borrow DVDs after January 1. For more information, please visit

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EMTC Announces Spring Production

The Endless Mountains Theatre Company will present the classic Tennessee Williams drama, "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the theater of Blue Ridge High School.

This celebrated play had a long and successful run on Broadway and the road - a tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in theatre. The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche duBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject - so far as possible - the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

Mark your calendar - auditions will be on Monday, January 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of Blue Ridge High School. For more information, email

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

On January 10, the second Sunday Vesper Service will be held at historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, PA at 5:00 p.m. Dick and Sandy Schwab will serve as greeters and Alisoun Bertsch will welcome the congregation to the service. Douglas Sivers will serve as reader of the lessons.

Mrs. Chase Page (Connie) will provide special music, accompanied by Mrs. Sarah Bertsch. Mrs. Page is a Montrose resident who has worked with many fine orchestra and choral conductors with an emphasis on oratorio. She has also enjoyed singing several parts in musical theatre. A light meal will be served in the Parish House following the lay-led service.

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