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Senior Menu

Church Celebrates 200 Years Of Worship
Major Announces June Office Hours
Wildflower Walk At Local Preserve
Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches
50th Anniversary!
70th Anniversary!


June 8

SUMMER BIBLE STUDY, beginning June 8 through September 28, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Fee, for info call 879-4676.

June 9

FUN DAY, June 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at pool pavilion, New Milford.

June 10

MEETING: Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, June 10, 7:00 p.m. at Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, Dallas. Public welcome.

June 10-12

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food orders, Thurs., June 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., June 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. & Sat., June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

June 12

COOKIE & GARAGE SALE, Sat., June 12, 10:00 a.m. at Thompson UM Church.

LIBRARY PLANT SALE, June 12, 8:30 a.m. at Schneider’s Market.

June 16

DINNER, Weds., June 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

June 17

LAWN SUPPER, Thurs., June 17, 5:00 p.m. at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food panty. All welcome.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, June 17, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Walk-ins welcome, appointments call 278-1427.

June 19

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL & Chicken BBQ, Sat., June 19, 10:00 a.m. at Springville UM Church.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, June 19, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, June 19, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.

FOOD PICK UP - Angel Food Ministries, Sat., June 19, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Sat., June 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at South Gibson UM Church. All welcome.

FATHER/SON BREAKFAST, Sat., June 19, 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Call 879-4676 to register.

June 19-22

PA STATE CHAMP STOCK DOG TRIAL, June 19-22 at Sheepy Hollow Farm, Hop Bottom.

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Senior Center Menu June 7 - 11

Monday, June 7: rosemary roast turkey, steamed carrots, mashed potatoes, biscuit, breadsticks, apple strudel.

Tuesday, June 8: broiled pork w/ feta cheese, spring peas w/ mint, boiled new potatoes, rye bread, mixed berry crisp.

Wednesday, June 9: stuffed peppers, broccoli/cauliflower blend, pierogies, ww bread, peaches, pineapple juice.

Thursday, June 10: sesame chicken, steamed asparagus, brown rice pilaf, 12 grain bread, tangerine.

Friday, June 11: tuna salad platter, mixed greens salad, crab and corn chowder, Kaiser roll, crackers, tapioca pudding.

Senior Center Menu June 14 - 18

Monday, June 14: herb rubbed beef, mixed vegetables, roasted red potatoes, ww dinner roll, graham crackers, cinnamon baked apples.

Tuesday, June 15: herbed chicken, vegetable ratouille, potato wedges, ww bread, cheesecake.

Wednesday, June 16: penne pasta w/shrimp, strawberry spinach salad, garlic bread, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 17: turkey and white bean gumbo, white rice, cornbread, banana.

Friday, June 18: bbq pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked sweet potato fries, sandwich roll, crackers, fruit & yogurt parfait.

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Church Celebrates 200 Years Of Worship

The 1st Presbyterian Church of Montrose, PA is celebrating 200 years of worship. The church is presenting a free concert of Contemporary Christian and Gospel music for all to enjoy. The concert is sponsored by the church and Todd Robinson, a Montrose native whom most notably is enjoying a successful career as an opera singer. Robinson grew up in the church and says, “I wouldn’t be the musician I am today had it not been for all the musical opportunities that our church provided.” Robinson’s personal connection to this concert runs deeper than just showing up and performing for the public. Robinson served as the music director for the church from mid 1990 to 1999 and said “it was one of the best musical experiences of my life. Not only am I excited for the church to still be here after 200 years, but my great ancestors were some of the founding members of this grand little church. I think most people are sentimental about the church they ‘grew-up’ in and I am no different, but I always feel a strong connection when I simply walk through the door. It’s a simple and beautiful house of worship, but there are bricks and mortar that were laid by my family 200 years ago. How awesome is that!?”

Robinson spends most of his time performing as an opera singer, stage director and conductor while being the General Director of Opera Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho. “I spend most of my time with ‘serious’ music, so I wanted to put on a concert of more contemporary and gospel music. I won’t be singing operatically at this concert! Serious or ‘classical’ music is wonderful and touches many people, but contemporary music can have the same impact and possibly reach even more people’s ears. Being able to share the music that I’ve written with the church and community, that started all of this for me, is one of the greatest honors I could ever have.” Robinson has formed a Christian band called As I Am that will be performing along with two other local groups, Saving Graces and One Voice. “This concert is about celebrating a milestone in this church’s life, but it’s more about sharing Christ’s love through music with all who wish to attend.”

The concerts will be June 17 and 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. The 1st Presbyterian Church of Montrose is located at 71 Church Street, Montrose, PA. For any additional information please call the church at 570-278-3296.

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Major Announces June Office Hours

HARRISBURG - Rep. Sandra Major (R-Wayne/Susquehanna/Wyoming) will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 10, at the Preston Township Building on Crosstown Highway (Route 370) in Lakewood.

"I strive to make sure residents from all areas of the district have an opportunity for face-to-face conversation and assistance with me and my staff," said Major. "I encourage those in the northern part of Wayne County to take advantage of these office hours in order to have any problems they may be encountering with state government resolved or if they simply want to discuss legislative issues."

Major's legislative district includes Buckingham, Lebanon, Manchester, Mount Pleasant, Oregon, Scott and Preston townships, part of Clinton Township and the Borough of Starrucca in Wayne County.

Constituents in Wayne County also are encouraged to contact her district office on Route 706, Lake Montrose, RR 7 Box 7186, Montrose, PA 18801. The telephone number is (570) 278-3374. The toll-free number is 1-800-418-5048. Major can also be contacted via her Web site at or e-mail at

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Wildflower Walk At Local Preserve
Submitted By Trebbe Johnson

The spring of 2010 has been full of surprises, with the season arriving early, abruptly departing for more winter snowfalls, then making way for summer, and finally reappearing as spring. As confused as the weather is, however, wildflowers are once again blooming at Florence Shelly Wetland, a 400-acre nature preserve just north of Thompson, PA. This preserve is recognized as an ecological niche of uncommon diversity, and on Sunday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m., participants on a guided nature walk will discover both rare and common wildflowers.

Because of the contrariness of the weather, the walk leaders are prepared to be as surprised as participants about what flowers they’ll discover hidden among leaves, clustered along streambeds, and nestled against rocky outcroppings. Likely possibilities include the wild geranium, with its five lavender petals; the delicate blue speedwell (sometimes known as birds-eye speedwell); and herb Robert, a plant which has long been reported to have properties beneficial to the human immune system. A favorite flower on this annual walk at the preserve is the sensuous pink lady’s slipper. Moist soil by the glacial pond and along stream beds offers ideal habitat for the showy Jack-in-the-pulpit. Mouse-ear hawkweed, golden Alexander, common chickweed, bluets, and wood sorrel are also likely to be found.

The walk will be led by Ken Goldsmith, a member of the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee.

The wildflower walk is free of charge and will last approximately two hours. No reservations are required. Meet a few minutes before 2:00 p.m. at the preserve parking lot one mile north of Thompson on Route 171, at the point where Stack Road intersects. A sign marks the entrance. The preserve is a wetlands, so wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. For more information call Trebbe Johnson at 570-727-4272.

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Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Wednesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., 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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50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. William Kuiper, Sr. of Susquehanna, PA will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2010. A party was hosted by their family on May 22 at the American Legion Post 86. The Kuiper's met in the back woods of Bear Swamp and were married on June 11, 1960 at the Starrucca Church. They are taking their 2nd honeymoon with their immediate family to Cancun, Mexico. They have three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Congratulations Bill and Gerry.

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70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ely, Montrose, PA, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2010. Harold and Frances (the former Frances Rachel Price) were married on June 26, 1940 at the Price family residence in West Clifford, PA. Rev. Charles Smith performed the ceremony. They were attended by Stuart Ely, brother of the groom and Frieda Price, sister of the bride.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate with them at an open-house from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Montrose, PA. No gifts, please. Cards with a brief thought or memory would be enjoyed.

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