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Senior Menu

Churches Announce Services Of Healing
Civil War Event At Old Mill Village
Pennsylvania State Grant Deadline Approaching
Annual Diabetes Walk Scheduled
Susky PIC Update
Registration Make-Up Day At Susky Elem.


April 28

MEETING, Northern Susquehanna River Watershed Association, Wed., April 28, 7:00 p.m. at New Milford Boro Building.

MEETING: Clifford Township Advisory Committee, April 28, 7:00 p.m. at Clifford Twp. Municipal Building. All welcome.

SEMINAR: The First Step, Starting Your Business, Wed., April 28, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Pennstar Bank, Great Bend. Fee. For info/registration call 570-941-7588.

April 28 - May 1

RUMMAGE SALE, April 28-30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & May 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Susquehanna UM Church.

April 29

SPRING CONCERT: Elk Lake Senior High band & chorus, Thurs., April 29, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

April 30

MEETING: Lyon Street Cemetery Association, Fri., April 30, 7:30 p.m. at the home of Thelma Frederici. For info call 570-679-2386.

April 30 - May 1

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Fri., April 30, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Sat., May 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Fri., April 30, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Sat., May 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Franklin Forks UM Church.

May 1

CLEAN-UP DAY, Sat., May 1, 10:00 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery.

BIRD WALK, every Sat. in May, beginning Sat., May 1, 8:00 a.m. at Woodbourne Forest Preserve, Dimock. Meet at preserve’s parking lot.

May 2

ST. MARTIN’S PLAYERS AUDITIONS for Brigadoon, May 2, 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church Hall. For info call 756-2887.

SALT SPRINGS ROADSIDE CLEANUP, Sun., May 2, 12:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Supplies provided.

May 3

RESERVATION DEADLINE, May 3, for Mt. View Garden Club luncheon featuring Daniel Krall on May 12 at Elkview County Club. For info/reservations call 222-3591 or 222-3377.

May 6

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, May 6, 5:00 p.m. at Ladies Aux. VFW #6223, Great Bend. Eat in or take out.

CONCERT: Elk Lake Junior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., May 6, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

LEAD SCREENING, Thurs., May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Susquehanna WIC Office. Free. Pregnant women & children 6 months to 7 years. For info call 853-3300.

MEETING, Hill Country Artists, May 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose.  Public invited. For info call Maureen Van Nostrand at 278-4590.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 6, 12:00 noon at the Harford Gazebo, Harford Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a chair.

May 6-8

MUSICAL - GREASE, May 6, 7 & 8, 7:00 p.m. at Mt. View High School Auditorium.

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food orders, Thus., May 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., May 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. & Sat., May 8, 10:00-12:00 noon at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

May 8

WALK TO CURE JUVENILE DIABETES, Sat., May 8, 9:30 a.m. registration beginning at Pump n Pantry parking lot, Montrose. For info call 278-1881.

CHICKEN BBQ, Sat., May 8, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at East Ararat UM Church. Eat in or take out.

May 9

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST, Sun., May 9, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Mothers free.

May 11

LEAD SCREENING, Tues., May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Montrose WIC Office. Free. Pregnant women & children 6 months to 7 years. For info call 278-5064.

KID’S NIGHT, Tues., May 11 at First Baptist Church of New Milford. Kids 4 to 12 years of age.

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Senior Center Menu May 1 - 5

Monday, May 1: breaded haddock, zucchini w/leeks & onions, ww couscous, ww dinner roll, orange.

Tuesday, May 2: lemon tarragon chicken, oven roasted potato wedges, steamed spinach, ww dinner roll, angel food cake w/strawberries.

Wednesday, May 3: peppered pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, pumpernickel bread, applesauce.

Thursday, May 4: Philly cheesesteak, broccoli salad, minestrone soup, hoagie roll, crackers, oatmeal cookie, pear.

Friday, May 5: rosemary roast turkey, steamed baby carrots, mashed potatoes, biscuit, breadsticks, apple strudel.

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Churches Announce Services Of Healing

The Episcopal Churches of upper Susquehanna County have announced their quarterly Public Service of Healing with anointing and the Laying-On-Of-Hands on Sunday, May 2. Services are at 9:00 a.m. in Montrose and Susquehanna and at 11:00 a.m. in New Milford. The Rev’d Paul Walker will officiate and preach at the service in Montrose, and The Rev’d Randy Webster will officiate and preach at the services in Susquehanna and New Milford. The Public Services of Healing are open to the public.

Individuals can request anointing and the Laying-On-Of-Hands at any time for healing. In addition, the three Episcopal Churches offer at least four times each year a Public Service of Healing with anointing and the Laying-On-Of-Hands within the context of the regular Mass.

The Episcopal churches are inclusive community churches in the Anglican tradition, and are located at 60 Church Street in Montrose, at 115 Main Street in New Milford, and at 1107 West Main Street in Susquehanna.

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Civil War Event At Old Mill Village

Old Mill Village is starting its season with a bang! The Museum Village has added a spring Civil War time period event to their stimulating schedule this season. This historical event is Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Join the North and the South as they battle their way through Old Mill Village in their 19th century military attire with muskets blasting and cannons booming.  You will hear the armies approaching as their musicians lead the way.  The families of the soldiers will be looking on in hopes that their loved ones come safely back to them.  A few will be lost, but they will all fight bravely.

Please join in to take a step back in time and keep history alive.  Visit to see the entire schedule of events for this busy and exciting upcoming season!

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Pennsylvania State Grant Deadline Approaching

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the application filing deadline for the need-based Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1. This deadline date applies to all new applicants who plan to enroll in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program, a college transfer program at two-year public or junior colleges, and all renewal applicants.

Families must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a Pennsylvania State Grant. If families have not submitted their FAFSA, they can visit to access the online application. Completing the FAFSA online saves time and helps eliminate errors.

The site includes free information and assistance in completing the form. also has complete eligibility and application information on the State Grant Program. After completing the FAFSA, first-time State Grant applicants will receive an email directing them to PHEAA’s Account Access to provide additional information necessary for the State Grant program.

“Students considering higher education should apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant,” said Representative William Adolph, Jr., Chairman of the PHEAA Board. “With today’s jobs in high demand and in short supply, many people are returning to school to enhance their employment options. It is especially important that part-time and returning students may also qualify for a State Grant to help pay their college costs.”

More than 170,000 Pennsylvania students received a State Grant during the 2009-10 academic year. The Pennsylvania State Grant Program is administered by PHEAA at no cost to taxpayers, allowing every appropriated dollar to go directly to students.

“Some students think they don’t qualify for a State Grant because their family might earn too much money,” noted Senator Sean Logan, Vice Chairman of the PHEAA Board. “What they may not realize is that there are a number of factors other than income that are taken into consideration when determining eligibility, including the number of family members in a household, the number of students enrolled in college, and the cost of the school they plan to attend.”

Students who are first-time applicants planning to enroll in a business, trade or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, or a terminal (non-transferable two-year degree) program at a community, junior or four-year college have until August 1 to file their FAFSA to determine eligibility for a State Grant award.

Students and families with questions about the FAFSA or the State Grant Program can also call toll-free at 800-692-7392.

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Annual Diabetes Walk Scheduled

The annual Valerie (Holmes) Shook Memorial Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Twelfth Annual Walk will be held on Saturday, May 8, rain or shine! All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in memory of Valerie (pictured above), who died at the age of 32 and was diagnosed with diabetes in childhood. The 3.5-mile walk on the Endless Mountains Riding Trail will start and end at the Pump'n'Pantry in Montrose. Walkers who will find sponsors are needed now, but you can also self-sponsor the day of the walk. An envelope is available at the Library in Montrose or you can register online (link from Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Please help honor Valerie's memory and raise funds to fight juvenile diabetes in our community and across the country! For more information about the walk, visit the website, call 570-278-1881 or email

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Susky PIC Update

The Susquehanna Community School's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is having one final fundraising activity. Cookie dough order forms will be going home to the elementary students by the end of the week. PIC is hoping that each student can sell at least one order. This fund raiser is necessary to offset printing costs of the elementary yearbook.

The 4th, 5th and 6th grade dance will be held on Friday, April 30 in the elementary gymnasium from 7-9. An adult must pick up their children at the door of the gym.

PIC needs volunteers in order to hold the K4 through 3rd grade Saturday Funday. Volunteers are needed to assist with the activities for the entire event; without volunteers, the Saturday Funday will not happen.

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Registration Make-Up Day At Susky Elem.

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that there will be a make-up day for Pre-Kindergarten (K4) and Kindergarten (K5) Registration on Thursday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Elementary Health Office.

Any parent who registers a child for Pre-Kindergarten (K4) or Kindergarten (K5) must bring a birth certificate and immunization records. A registration packet will need to be filled out at the time of registration.

A student must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2010 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten (K5), and a student must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2010 in order to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten (K4).

Please call 853-4921 with any questions or to receive a registration packet.

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