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Issue Home May 26, 2010 Site Home

Senior Menu

Assistance For Veterans And Their Dependents
Courthouse Closing Notic
ACRE/DCP Enrollment Deadlines Approaching
Garden Club Announces Upcoming Events
Mt. View Garden Club Update
Marcellus Shale Sessions Scheduled
Senior Citizens Nutrition Program
Vesper Service At St. Paul’s


May 26

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK, May 26, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Gibson Police Barracks. Bring current child seat to be checked for proper installation or new seat.

May 27

CHILD CARE PROVIDER WORKSHOP, May 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at County Office Building, Montrose. Fee. For info/registration call 278-1158.

EMTC AUDITIONS for “The Wizard of Oz,” Thurs., May 27, 6:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School. All ages, all positions, no experience necessary.

May 28-29

FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE, May 28 & 29, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at South Gibson UM Church. All welcome.

May 29

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., May 29, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. All welcome.

ROTARY ON THE GREEN, Sat., May 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. For info call 570-289-4226.  Rain date June 5.

May 30

SUNDAY SERVICES resume May 30, 10:30 a.m. at St. James, Dundaff. For info call 570-878-4670.

May 31

REUNION - Sampson/Whitaker family, Mon., May 31 at Starrucca Methodist Church, with dinner following at Starrucca Baptist Church. All descendents of Lt. Ezekial & Luranna Sampson and Squire & Elizabeth Whitaker welcome.

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY, Mon., May 31, 2:00 p.m. at PA Great Bend Welcome Center.

BUFFET DINNER, Mon., May 31, 12:00 noon at Gibson UM Church. Eat in or take out.

MEMORIAL DAY IN STARRUCCA, Mon., May 31, 9:30 a.m. program at memorial board, 11:00 a.m. cemetery association meeting at Body of Christ Church, 12:00 p.m. dinner in Baptist social rooms.

June 2-4

RUMMAGE SALE, June 2-3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and June 4, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Center, Susquehanna. For info call 853-3909.

June 3

CAB MEETING, Thurs., June 3, 9:00 a.m. at Nicholson Boro Building. To RSVP, please call 278-1171.

June 5

MEETING - Lakeview Cemetery Association, June 5, noon, at Lakeview Mennonite Church.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., June 5, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

MEETING - Susquehanna Co. Pomona Grange #7, June 5, 10:00 a.m. at South Auburn Grange Hall.

June 8

DOCUMENTARY: Gas Land, Tues., June 8, 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. at Montrose Theatre. Q & A to follow each show.

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Senior Center Menu May 24 - 28

Monday, May 24: pork cutlet w/gravy, succotash, Israeli couscous, wheat dinner roll, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, May 25: spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, Italian green beans, Italian bread, white chocolate chip cookie.

Wednesday, May 26: creamy paprika chicken, steamed broccoli, buttered noodles, rye bread, pineapple, apple juice.

Thursday, May 27: stuffed cabbage, whipped potatoes, steamed carrots, pumpernickel bread, breadsticks, bread pudding.

Friday, May 28: ham & Swiss pita, artichoke salad, French onion soup, crackers, raspberry sherbet.

Senior Center Menu May 31 - June 4

Monday, May 31: center is closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, June 1: breaded haddock, zucchini w/leaks & onions, ww couscous, dinner roll, orange.

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

Thursday, June 3: center is closed - Troy Picnic.

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

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Assistance For Veterans And Their Dependents

An Outreach Claims Consultant from the Pennsylvania Department Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, will be available to assist veterans and their dependents, with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Consultant will be at VFW Post 531 located at 736 Main Street, Honesdale, PA on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. The evening hours that were previously available, have been terminated, but still may be arranged by appointment only. The next visit will be on June 2. If you have any questions or wish to set up an evening appointment, please leave a message for Mr. Reiser, at 570-821-2506.

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Courthouse Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. All court related offices will be available.

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ACRE/DCP Enrollment Deadlines Approaching

The June 1, deadline for enrollment into the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) is rapidly approaching. This deadline is mandatory for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications.

The majority of producers have yet to enroll in 2010 DCP or ACRE Programs. At the current rate of enrollment, a significant number of farms eligible for 2010 DCP/ACRE will not be enrolled by the June 1 deadline.

Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office and make an appointment. Additional information about DCP/ACRE is available at local county offices or on line at:

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Garden Club Announces Upcoming Events

The Garden Club of Montrose is holding its annual plant sale on Friday, June 4, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, from 12:00 to 4:00, rain or shine. In addition to many different kinds of perennials, pick up some gently used gardening equipment, gardening books, and pore over the offerings of garden-related vendors.

The Garden Club of Montrose is also sponsoring a garden tour of eight area gardens on both Friday, June 4 from 12:00-4:00, and Saturday, June 5 from 10:00-4:00. The garden tour includes five gardens in the Montrose area, one in New Milford, one in Springville, and one in Quaker Lake.

All of these events will be open rain or shine. Garden club members and Penn State Master Gardeners will be on hand at the gardens to answer any questions. For further information, please call Mary Lee at 570-278-3452 or visit

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Mt. View Garden Club Update

The Mountain View Garden Club will conduct a Plant Exchange and Marketplace on June 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tellep Home. Parking is available at the Clifford Vol. Fire Company Picnic Grounds. Everyone is welcome to bring 2-potted perennial to exchange. Plants may also be purchased. Proceeds are used to maintain local community gardens. In addition, each year the Garden Club presents a Book Scholarship to a student from Mountain View and Forest City High School.

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Marcellus Shale Sessions Scheduled

As development of Marcellus shale natural gas grows in Pennsylvania, businesspeople statewide are being invited to a series of seminars to learn how it may create opportunities for their businesses. Energy firms are flocking to the Commonwealth to extract natural gas from Marcellus, and are partnering with or purchasing from local businesses and entrepreneurs.

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a “Your Business & Marcellus Shale: Building Business Connections” educational series at the County Office Building in Montrose to help entrepreneurs and established small- and medium sized businesses understand and respond to Marcellus shale-related business opportunities. The series will consist of six, twice-monthly early morning webinars, with sessions highlighting successful examples of how local businesses are responding, how to identify gas industry needs, and how to establish productive and ongoing relationships with natural gas companies.

The series is co-sponsored by a consortium of universities, chambers of commerce, local planning commissions and regional economic development boards from across the Commonwealth, with leadership from Penn State Cooperative Extension. Presenters and panelists will include successful local businesses, natural gas industry representatives, and experts from Penn State. These trainings follow two successful series; the first series introduced business opportunities and the second profiled businesses and service companies on their experience working with the natural gas industry. Each series had over 500 local businesses participate at local sites within Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.

The six 90-minute sessions will meet on the first and third Wednesdays beginning at 8 a.m. on June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 18.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For more information about the series or to register, contact The University of Scranton SBDC at 570-941-7588 or see the “Your Business & Marcellus Shale: Voices of Experience” website, at

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Senior Citizens Nutrition Program

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga is working with the PA Dept of Agriculture to administer the Senior Citizens Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers senior citizens age 60 and older and meeting financial criteria the opportunity to receive free Pennsylvania grown fresh fruits and vegetables from approved WIC Farm Markets. Each eligible senior will receive four/$5.00 voucher checks for a benefit total of $20.00 in food vouchers to use at approved WIC Farm Markets to purchase free fresh fruits and vegetables. Seniors must meet the income guidelines to participate in the program. The income guidelines will be available at the time of distribution.

Seniors must be residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna or Tioga Counties. Proof of age and residency is required at the time of sign-up (driver’s license, photo ID, etc). The food vouchers can be used at any approved WIC Farm Market. A listing of approved WIC Farmer Markets will also be available at the designated senior centers.

Seniors may pick-up their food vouchers at the following locations and times: Lenoxville Senior Center, June 10, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Forest City Senior Center, June 11, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Blue Ridge Senior Center, June 24, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.; Lanesboro Senior Center, June 16, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Lawton Senior Center, June 21, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Montrose Senior Center, June 28, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Area Agency on Aging Office, Montrose, Monday through Friday (during the months of June and July), 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Individuals picking up food vouchers for relatives/friends must present a completed and signed proxy form along with proof of age and residency of the recipient. Proxy forms can be obtained by calling the Area Agency on Aging. A proxy is an individual authorized by an eligible senior to act on the senior’s behalf, including receipt of SFMNP checks.

SFMNP food voucher checks cannot be mailed to seniors.

For more information on the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, contact the Area Agency on Aging at their toll-free number, 1-800-634-3746, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The monthly Vesper service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m. Mary Lee Fitzgerald will serve as welcomer, Doug Sivers will serve as reader and Anne and Bill Freund will greet the guests.

The guest musician will be Todd Robinson, a native of Montrose, PA. Todd (pictured above) has sung major roles with many opera companies including Sarasota Opera, Anchorage Opera, Syracuse Opera and Tri-cities Opera of Binghamton, NY. He has also directed new productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s LaTraviata and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. In front of the orchestra, he has been the principal conductor for Binghamton University’s Summer Music Theater Camp and will add La Bomeme to his conducting repertoire this fall.

The lay-led service will be followed by a light meal in the Parish House. All are welcome.

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