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Senior Menu

Carney Announces County Office Hours
Celebrate Youth With The Yanks
Competitions Help Students Prepare
Association Announces Spring Woods Walk
Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches


March 10

LENTEN SERVICE & LUNCH, March 10, noon at Lakeview Mennonite Church. For info call 756-2793.

STEAK DINNER, Weds., March 10, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER, March 10, 6:00 p.m. and worship, 6:45 p.m. at Gibson UM Church. All welcome.

March 11

MEETING, Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, Thurs., March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Skillet, Harvey’s Lake. Reservations needed by March 5, call 570-639-1283.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., March 11, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., March 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

March 11-14

MUSICAL: “Annie,” March 11-13, 8:00 p.m. & March 14, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info/reservations call 570-283-2195.

March 12

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Fri., March 12, 7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., March 12, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange.

EASTER EGG SALE, through March 12, sponsored by Clifford Community Youth Group. Eggs available for pick-up March 19 and March 26. To order call 222-3331.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT CLASSES & Children’s Bible Club, Friday nights, beginning March 12 through May 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Nursery provided. Call 879-4676 to pre-register.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY, March 12, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hall, Susquehanna. Limited seating, call 756-2995 for info/tickets.

March 13

PIEROGI SALE, March 13 at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Call 756-3047 to pre-order.

CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sat., March 13, noon at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

MEETING: Endless Mountain Poultry Association, March 13, 3:00 p.m. at Bingham’s Restaurant, Lenox. New Members welcome.

March 12-13

SCDA RUMMAGE SALE, March 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & March 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lanesboro Community Center.

March 14

ELIZABETH HALL CONCERT, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca.

IRISH DINNER THEATER, Sun., March 14, 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. at Great Bend VFW. For info/reservations call 465-2147 or 727-3193.

March 16

WING NIGHT, Tues., March 16, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

MEETING: Upper Delaware Mushroom Society, March 16, 7:00 p.m. at Honesdale Wellness Center.

March 17

LENTEN SERVICE & LUNCH, March 17, noon at Lanesboro Community Church. For info call 756-2793.

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Weds., March 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER, March 17, 6:00 p.m. soup & 6:45 p.m. worship at South Gibson UM Church.

IRISH DINNER, March 17, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose. Bring a dish to pass. Free, all welcome.

WORKSHOP: Grape Disease & Pest Management, Weds., March 17, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at County Office Building, Montrose. Fee. Pre-register by calling 570-836-3196.

March 18

SAVVY MEETING, Thurs., March 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Yar-Corte Acres, South Gibson. New members welcome. For info e-mail

MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., March 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

March 19

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

MEETING: Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern PA, Fri., March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. Call 570-542-5416 for details. Free, open to the public.

March 20

CRAZY FOR COOKIES SALE, March 20, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Susquehanna County Literacy Office, New Milford.

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

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

March 21

NEW SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE TIME, beginning March 21, 9:30 a.m. at Clifford Baptist Church. All welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., March 21, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat, all welcome.

March 23

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE, March 23, 7:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church, Great Bend.

March 24

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for eBay selling class to be held April 1, 6 & 8 at Mt. View High School. Sponsored by AAA, for adults age 60 and older. Free. To register call 1-800-982-4346.

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Senior Center Menu March 8 - 12

Monday, March 8: apple cranberry pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes, chilled beets, wheat dinner roll, graham crackers, mixed fruit.

Tuesday, March 9: balsamic chicken, steamed carrots, wheat bread, herbed orzo, chunky applesauce.

Wednesday, March 10: beef patties w/ mushroom sauce, baked fries, split pea soup, ww roll, chocolate chip cookie, tangerine.

Thursday, March 11: baked chicken, steamed spinach, parsley boiled potatoes, ww bread, chocolate sherbet.

Friday, March 12: spinach stuffed pesto shells, salad, Italian wedding soup, Italian beans, garlic bread, pears.

Senior Center Menu March 15 - 19

Monday, March 15: bbq riblet, steamed spinach, parsley boiled potatoes, ww bread, chocolate sherbet.

Tuesday, March 16: shepherd’s pie, corn, ww bread, melba toast, pineapple.

Wednesday, March 17: ham & cabbage, boiled potatoes, Irish soda bread, Irish parfait.

Thursday, March 18: meatball sandwich, Caesar salad, hoagie roll, cheese tortellini, berry crumble.

Friday, March 19: baked halibut, sautéed squash, ww dinner roll, quinoa rice pilaf, orange, sugar cookie.

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Carney Announces County Office Hours

Montrose, PA - Congressman Carney’s staff will be holding office hours in Susquehanna County on Wednesday, March 10 at the County Commissioner’s Office in the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, PA.

Congressman Carney’s Director of Constituent Services will be available to meet individually with constituents to assist them with any problems they may be having with Federal agencies and departments. The staff will be available to meet with anyone who would like to voice their opinion regarding federal legislation or policy which is pending or being discussed in Congress.

Congressman Carney said, “being accessible to the people of northeast and central Pennsylvania is one of my goals and I hope that people can take advantage of these opportunities to meet with my Constituent Service Director during these regularly scheduled office visits.”

Anyone with further questions or concerns or who would like to schedule an appointment in advance, please contact Congressman Carney’s Clarks Summit office at 570-585-9988 or toll free at 866-846-8124.

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Celebrate Youth With The Yanks
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

The opening of baseball season is just around the corner. Once again, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are teaming up with Susquehanna County CARES and other area non-profit groups to call attention to quality early learning initiatives with a game-day celebration of youth. “Early Childhood Day with the SWB Yankees” is May 15, at PNC Field, Moosic. The triple-A baseball team will take on the Charlotte Knights, but even before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m., the focus will be on children and their families.

During a special pre-game ceremony, pre-school children dressed in career-themed costumes will march around the playing field in a “Parade to the Future.” Past parades featured children dressed in everything from firefighter outfits to baseball uniforms. The youngsters represent the future of Pennsylvania. Their families are involved in quality early learning programs across Northeastern PA. Studies show a child who receives a quality start before the age of 5 has a greater chance of success later in life.

The “Early Childhood Day” is also a time to focus on Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future. Part of that promise means supporting key quality early learning initiatives such as: Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, a state program providing free quality pre-kindergarten to 11,800 at-risk children across the Commonwealth; Keystone STARS, a continuous quality improvement initiative and rating system for early learning and school-age childcare programs - studies show Keystone STARS has reversed a 10-year trend of declining quality in child care; Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program, which provides working families with assistance for child care costs and makes it possible for child care programs to serve children whose families could not otherwise afford care.

Everyone is invited to share in the game-day excitement. A ticket includes admission to the game, reserved upper mezzanine group seating and a limited edition SWB Yankees hat as well as a Play Ball! game program. There will also be free admission to the Fan Zone before the game. Tickets must be purchased in advance by March 26.

For more information about this special event or to order tickets, contact Stephnie Thornton from Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services.) You may reach her by telephone at (570) 465-5040 or via e-mail at

Come and enjoy some great baseball while celebrating Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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Competitions Help Students Prepare

Talentedlocal high school students are invited to test their knowledge of physics, math and computer programming - and prepare for Advanced Placement tests - in three separate competitions at The University of Scranton.

On March 30, the University will host its seventh annual Kane Competition. The contest functions as a way to encourage students to pursue careers in physics and engineering.

“This competition serves to provide a level of excitement about physics. It gives students the opportunity to learn but is also an enjoyable experience,” said competition organizer Jeremy Sepinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at The University of Scranton.

The timely theme of this year’s competition is “No Brakes,” where students in teams of five to seven will look at physics laws and determine how to use friction to stop a moving cart. Students will use a weighted pulley system to propel a cart across the Byron Recreational Complex with the proper initial velocity such that it rolls to a stop a specified distance from its launch point.

Students will also compete individually for a $2,000 scholarship award to The University of Scranton in tests that include a Jeopardy-style quiz that focuses on general knowledge of mechanics, waves, optics and fluids. Questions on the quiz will be similar to those found on the Advanced Placement physics test.

The 17th annual Computer Programming Contest will take place on April 16 at the University. The competition lasts four hours, during which each team tries to solve six computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages. The greater the number of problems a team solves, the higher its ranking in the final standings.

At an awards banquet immediately following the competition, plaques will be presented to the first-, second-, and third-place teams. In addition, each member of the winning team will be awarded a $500 scholarship to the Jesuit university.

The University of Scranton’s Mathematics Department will hold its third annual Integration Bee on April 27.According to the department, an Integration Bee is like a spelling bee but contestants must calculate integrals instead of spelling words. Questions in the bee will help students hone their skills for Advanced Placement mathematics tests.

In the first round of the bee, participants will complete 20 definite integrals. For each correct answer, contestants will receive one raffle ticket to be entered for prizes to be drawn. Five participants in each category will move onto the final round, which tests their aptitude with indefinite integrals.

For more information about the Kane Competition, contact Dr. Sepinsky at or the department secretary at 941-7509.

For information about the Computer Programming Contest, contact Robert McCloskey, Ph.D., assistant professor of computing sciences, at or 941-7774.

For the Integration Bee, visit or contact Stacey Muir, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, at 941-6580.

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Association Announces Spring Woods Walk

Tired of winter? Got cabin fever? Get a breath of fresh spring air. Come join the Susquehanna Forest Landowners Association at their annual Spring Woods Walk, March 13 at 10 a.m.

The group will be touring the Tree Farm of forester Walt Fayocavitz in Jackson Township. Walt has been an active tree farmer for 30 years. Visitors will get the opportunity to view the fruits of his labor and learn about timber stand improvement, control of invasive/exotic plants, and crop tree management. The implementation of good wildlife practices will also be observed.

Following the tour, a hot homemade lunch of soups, sandwiches, beverages and desserts will be available for a small donation at the nearby North Jackson Methodist Church. While not imperative, an advance reservation for the lunch would be appreciated to make sure all appetites are accommodated. Please email such notice to or call 570-756-2497.

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Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

TOWANDA - A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Friday, March 12 and Friday, March 26 from 11-noon, and at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose 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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