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Senior Menu

Pickett Announces July Office Hours
Hunting Licenses Now Available
Union Dale Vol. Fire Co. Update
Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
Nominees Sought For SBDC Award
Library To Celebrate Independence Day
County Farm Tour Planned
70th Anniversary!
Holiday Organ Recital At St. Paul's
Grants Available For Tourism-Related Projects
Susky PIC Update


July 2-4

FOURTH OF JULY CARNIVAL, July 2, 5:00-10:00 p.m., July 3, 1:00-10:00 p.m. & July 4, 12:30-10:00 p.m. in Thompson.

July 3

CLASS REUNION - Montrose Area High School class of 1970, July 3, 6:00-10:00 p.m. For info call 570-278-2138.

DELI & BAKE SALE, Sat., July 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Shehawken UM Church. For info call 570-798-2247.

PROGRAM: All-American Patriotic Music, Sat., July 3, 7:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Free, bring chair.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., July 3, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church.

July 3-4

FIREWORKS, Sat. & Sun., July 3 & 4, 10:00 p.m. in Thompson. Rain date, Mon., July 5.

July 4

FIREWORKS, July 4, dusk at Montrose High School.

PARADE, July 4, 12:30 p.m. in Thompson.

July 5

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, July 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Montrose UM Church. All you can eat.

FOOT RACES, July 5, registration 6:45 a.m. at County Courthouse, Montrose.

CHICKEN BBQ, July 5, 10:00 a.m. at Montrose Fire Hall.

PATRIOTIC PARADE, July 5, 11:00 a.m. in Montrose.

July 5-10

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 5-10, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Brushville Baptist Church. Ages 3 - 6th grade. For info call 570-465-3861.

July 10

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation, Sat., July 10, 9:30 a.m. at Windham Twp. Community Hall. Fee, for info/reservation call 570-265-2896.

SOULFIRE CONCERT, Sat., July 10, 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. Well welcome.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Sat., July 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Community Building. All you can eat.

July 10-11

CARS IN THE PARK, Sat. & Sun., July 10 & 11 at Hickories Park, Owego, NY. For info visit

July 11

CHICKEN SPIEDIE DINNER, Sun., July 11, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Jackson. Pre-sales only at 756-3047.

CHICKEN BBQ sponsored by New Milford Area Rotary, July 11, noon at Green Gables Pavilion. Pre-sale pick-up by 1:00 p.m. For info call 756-2133.

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Senior Center Menu June 28 - July 2

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

Tuesday, June 29: veal picatta, green & wax beans, herbed white rice, ww bread, pear slices.

Wednesday, June 30: breaded haddock, zucchini w/leaks & onions, ww couscous, dinner roll, orange.

Thursday, July 1: baked ham, lima beans, mashed sweet potatoes, rye bread, spiced apples.

Friday, July 2: stuffed peppers, mixed vegetables, pierogies, ww dinner roll, fruit cocktail.

Senior Center Menu July 5 - 9

Monday, July 5: center is closed for Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 6: broiled fish steaks, green beans, orzo rice pilaf, ww bread, peaches.

Wednesday July 7: meatloaf, steamed broccoli, ww roll, buttered noodles, summer fruit.

Thursday, July 8: beans and franks, oven fries, ww bread, crackers, watermelon.

Friday, July 9: roast turkey, peas, cranberry sauce, stuffing, ww bread, butterscotch pudding.

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Pickett Announces July Office Hours

TOWANDA - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) has announced the dates and hours for her monthly satellite office locations for the month of July.

Staff will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month: July 14 and July 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. That office is located on Route 706 at Flynn's Consignment Shop in Lawton. The site was formerly Cavallaro's grocery store.

Pickett operates her main full-time offices at 321 Main St., Towanda, phone (570) 265-3124 and 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, phone (570) 888-9011.

More information is available 24 hours a day on Pickett's website at

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Hunting Licenses Now Available

Susquehanna County Treasurer Cathy Benedict announces that the 2010/2011 season hunting licenses are currently available in the treasurer's office. Detailed information regarding sales and the antlerless requirements are available on the website You may also purchase on-line at

Susquehanna County is in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 3C. Susquehanna County is one of 5 counties that make up WMU 3C. If you apply for your antlerless deer license in WMU 3C you may hunt anywhere in that WMU. All of Susquehanna County is in WMU 3C along with parts of Wayne, Lackawanna, Wyoming and Bradford counties.

If you have any questions you may contact the Susquehanna County Treasurer’s office 570-278-4600 x130 or 132, where expert staff will assist you.

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Union Dale Vol. Fire Co. Update

The Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting its annual picnic on July 8, 9 and 10. This year the firemen’s parade will be on Thursday night at 7 p.m. and the gigantic fireworks display will be Friday night at 10:15 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the parade and fireworks will be Saturday night. Other activities include tractor races, Froggy 101 Night and a Red Dragon karate demo.

The Fire Co. would like to remind travelers of a road detour in place from the Skyline Bridge closure between 171 and Main Street - detour signs are in place.

In other news, the Fire Co. is selling 911 address signs and the 2nd annual golf tournament has been set for September 12. Further information regarding address signs and the golf tournament are available on-line at

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Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary

On Friday, July 2, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. mass and will conclude with mass at 7:00 p.m. A prayer service with the Men of the Sacred Heart and benediction will follow the evening mass. Father Jerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main Street, Montrose.

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Nominees Sought For SBDC Award

Scranton - If you know an outstanding woman entrepreneur who deserves to be honored for her hard work, nominate her for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Award for Woman Entrepreneur (AWE).

Any woman is eligible to nominate herself or be nominated if she holds 51% or more ownership of a legal business for the past three years in any type business located in Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, or Wyoming counties.

Nomination packets can be downloaded at or by contacting Donna Simpson at (570) 941-7588 or Deadline for completed forms is July 31. The AWE winner and three additional “Women of Merit” certificates will be announced at a luncheon open to the public on Tuesday, October 12 at The University of Scranton.

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Library To Celebrate Independence Day

The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association has a lot going on during the KLR Independence Day festivities on Monday, July 5. The Historical Society is the official Grand Marshal of the parade. They've brought "Galusha Grow" and "Emily Blackman" back from the 19th century to ride on the float.

The Historical Society will still have their usual booth on the lawn in front of the Library building. This will be the first opportunity to buy “Images of Susquehanna County,” the Historical Society's new book celebrating the 200th anniversary of the county. It's full of great old photos taken around the county, with informative text accompanying each one.

In addition, get a preview of the Blueberry Festival (August 6 and 7) at the Library booth, also on the lawn. The 2010 quilt, created by the Crazy Country Quilters in a Variegated 9-Patch pattern, will be on display.

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County Farm Tour Planned
Submitted By Michelle Kowalewski, Dairy Ag/Enterprise Educator

Penn State Cooperative Extension and local producers in Susquehanna County are proud to present the third annual Susquehanna County Farm Tour on Sunday, July 11, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine! The tour is a great opportunity to visit, explore, and learn about local producers and agriculture. Tickets cover visits to five farms located throughout Susquehanna County. Children under age 15 are free. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids, and get a taste of farm life!

Five diverse farm operations have opened their doors for visitors to experience local food and farm products firsthand.

The farms on the tour include: Alpacas of Sunshine Farm, Homestead Maple Products, Jayne’s Orchard, Klatchak’s Nursery and Loch’s Maple.

Advanced tickets are available at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, Montrose, and participating farms on the tour. Ticket proceeds will be used to fund future tours and events to support local agriculture. Tickets include detailed farm descriptions, directions, and a map to each farm location on the tour.

Don’t miss this great event to learn about the delicious local foods and fine products produced right here in Susquehanna County. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If you anticipate needing special accommodations at the farms on the tour, please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 570-278-1158.

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70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Durland D. Drake of Susquehanna, PA celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2010. Durland (son of the late Oliver and Irene Drake) and Julia (daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Brant) were married June 29, 1940 at the Methodist-Episcopal Church in Great Bend, PA. The late Reverend Walter Proof officiated at the ceremony. The couple was attended by Irene Brant, the bride’s sister-in-law, and Lloyd Drake, the groom’s brother both departed. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon at the home of the bride’s parents and the couple honeymooned at Niagara Falls, NY.

Durland and Julia are known to many people in the Susquehanna area through their jobs and community involvement. Julia is retired from the cafeteria in the Susquehanna Community High School. Durland is retired from D. D. Drake Appliance Service where he repaired appliances both in Binghamton and locally. They are active members of the Susquehanna Methodist Church and were long-time members of the East Great Bend Grange.

The couple has three children: Richard (Patsy) Drake of Marathon, NY; Bonnie (Tom) Stratton of Savona, NY; and Brad Drake of Shippensburg, PA. They have 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A family celebration will be held in their honor. Congratulations are extended to Durland and Julia!

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Holiday Organ Recital At St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose has announced two events over the Fourth of July weekend in conjunction with its “Spirit of Summer” series and the Episcopal Church of northern Susquehanna’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Susquehanna County.

Randy Lee Webster will present a recital of organ works on Sunday, July 4 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. The program, which is called “A Star-Spangled Spectacular!,” will feature music written by American composers from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The program will be followed by a reception called “America, Mom and Apple Pie” in the parish house.

The following day, Monday, July 5, Webster will lead “An All-American Sing-a-long” at St. Paul’s at 9:30 a.m., preceding the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Montrose.

St. Paul’s is a welcoming and affirming church in the Anglican tradition, and is located at 276 Church Street in Montrose.

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Grants Available For Tourism-Related Projects

Non-profit organizations in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties can now apply for grant monies available through that county’s room tax fund to help finance their tourism-related projects.

There is only one grant round each year, making this the only opportunity to apply for funds for 2011 projects.

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau is accepting the applications to help fund cultural, historical, and recreational projects - such as special events, exhibits, or publicity initiatives - as well as for marketing and promoting projects, wayfinding aides, and historical preservation projects that will increase tourism to an area and/or attraction.

All submitted grant applications must be postmarked by Saturday, September 25.

Grant applications and program requirements are available through the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau and may be obtained by calling the bureau at 570-836-5431, emailing, or stopping by the office at 4 Werks Plaza, Route 6 East, Tunkhannock.

Room Tax money is collected by lodging establishments from their overnight guests and is used to promote tourism in the Endless Mountains Region.

For more information, contact the visitors bureau at the number listed above.

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Susky PIC Update

The Susquehanna Elementary School yearbooks, being prepared by the Susquehanna Parent Involvement Committee, will be going into production next week. Once published, they will be mailed to each elementary student. The committee overcame many hurdles to make this a reality.

The committee was able to donate a jump tent obstacle course for field day this year. Hopefully weather will allow this to be available for the entire day next year!

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

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