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Senior Menu

Farmers’ Market At The Harford Fair
Dairy Court Celebrates Ice Cream Month
Major To Host Safety Presentation
Old Time Fiddlers At Thompson UMC
Upcoming Program At St. Mark’s
Church To Celebrate G. B. Anniversary
Susky High 40th Class Reunion Scheduled
St. Paul’s Announces Service Of Healing
St. Matthew’s Announces Summer Services
Vesper Service At St. Paul’s


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.

July 11-15

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 11-15, 6:00-8:15 p.m. at Hawleyton UM Church, Binghamton. Preschool through college, for info/to register call 607-669-4347.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 11-15, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Franklin Forks UM Church. Ages 2-12 and adult. Registration, Sun. at 6:00 p.m.

July 12-16

BIBLE SCHOOL, July 12-16, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Milford. Ages 4-12.

July 15

A TASTE OF SUMMER, Thurs., July 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Fee. For info call 879-6850.

LAWN SUPPER, Thurs., July 15, 5:00 p.m. at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food pantry. All welcome.

July 15-17

FOOD ORDERS - Angel Food Ministries, Thurs., July 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., July 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Sat., July 17, 10:00-12:00 noon at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

July 16

OLD TIME FIDDLERS, Fri., July 16, 8:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church.

MEET & GREET SOCIAL, July 16, 6:00 p.m. at Great Bend Fire Station. Entertainment by Windwood Hill Dance Academy.

July 16-17

CRUISE-IN, Fri., July 16, 5:00-8:00 p.m. & Sat., July 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at UM Community Church, Great Bend. New cars, old cars, motorcycles welcome. Soulfire concert Fri. night.

150 YEAR CELEBRATION of Great Bend, July 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and July 17, beginning at 8:00 a.m. throughout Great Bend.

July 16-18

MUSICAL - GYPSY, July 16 & 17, 8:00 p.m. and July 18, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 283-2195.

July 17

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, July 17, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Sat., July 17, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Silver Lake Presbyterian Church. For info call 278-4742.

YARD & PIE SALE to benefit Gill Chapter #12, Order of the Eastern Star, Sat., July 17, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Colonial Brick Motel.

RESERVATION DEADLINE, July 17, for Susky High Class of 1970 Class Reunion to be held July 31, 1:00 p.m. at PJ O’Hare’s. For info call 607-724-2219 or 570-853-3690.

CAR WASH, Sat., July 17, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Free, for info call 879-4676.

BINGO, Sat., July 17, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

PARADE, July 17, 9:00 p.m. beginning at Great Bend Fire Station. Fireworks to follow.

July 17-18

AUDUBON FESTIVAL, July 17-18 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Wallenpaupack School Complex. For info call 484-256-4485.

July 18

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., July 18, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat, all welcome.

July 19-23

EMTC THEATRE CAMP, July 19-23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Mt. View High School. For more info e-mail or call 434-2422.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 19-23, 9:00 a.m. - noon at St. John’s, Susquehanna. Pre-K through 6. For info/to register call 278-3286.

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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.

Senior Center Menu July 12 - 17

Monday, July 12: steak salad, baked potato wedges, ww roll, crackers, chocolate chip cookie bar.

Tuesday, July 13: eggplant parmesan, spinach salad, green beans, ww penne, Italian bread, lemon sorbet.

Wednesday, July 14: chicken sandwich, potato salad, Kaiser roll, bread stick, fruit salad.

Thursday, July 16: sweet & sour pork, steamed snap peas, white rice, grain bread, peach.

Friday, July 17: London broil, baby carrots, mashed potatoes, ww bread, mixed berry crisp.

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Farmers’ Market At The Harford Fair

While the Harford Fair offers something for everyone, the main reason for the fair in its earliest beginnings 153 years ago was to feature agriculture. It was held in sheds around the church in Harford. Exhibited that first year were five heads of cabbage each weighing seventeen pounds. The finale was a parade of fifty yoke of oxen around the town. Over the years, that one day event has grown into a six-day fair which remains a celebration of agriculture.

A Farmers’ Market will be a first at the Harford Fair this year. The market will give the 65,000 visitors an opportunity to not only see but also purchase and take home some delightful homegrown products from Susquehanna County. The plan is to have the market open from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. to showcase the products to all fair-goers.

In order to make this happen, the fair needs your help in securing local producers to fill the spots in the Farmers’ Market space across from the swine barn. Applications can be obtained at the secretary’s office on the fairgrounds or on the fair website,

The Farmers’ Market is the fair’s way of highlighting locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat products, and so on. It is also a way to help people of the surrounding area to get connected with local producers and to purchase products year around.

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Dairy Court Celebrates Ice Cream Month
Submitted By Allison Kiefer, Alternate Dairy Princess

July is Ice Cream Month - come and visit with the Dairy Princess Olivia Mitchell and the Alternate Dairy Princess Allison Kiefer or one of the Dairy Ambassadors or Dairy Maids at a local dairy bar during the month of July. When you stop by, have an ice cream cone - get one of those important 3 Every Day servings of dairy - and play a little ice cream trivia with the Dairy Princess and her court.

The court will visit the following locations across the county: Lenox Dairy Bar, Lenox, Saturday, July 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Randall’s Ice Cream, New Milford, Saturday, July 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Antol’s Drive-In, South Montrose, Thursday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Mountainside Fruit Market/Ice Cream, Choconut, Thursday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Kool Cow Cabin Creamery, Montrose, Monday, July 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m; and Creekbend Mini Golf and Ice Cream, Montrose, Tuesday, July 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Dairy Princess and her court hope to see you at one of these locations as Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion celebrates “July is Ice Cream Month.”

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Major To Host Safety Presentation

State Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) will be hosting a safety presentation for truckers and trucking business owners from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at the Montrose High School auditorium in Montrose.

“Truck traffic in the northeast region continues to grow, especially with the introduction of the Marcellus Shale industry,” said Major. “Due to the influx of truckers, more trucks are being pulled over for inspection and being found not to be in compliance with the state’s Motor Carrier Law. This presentation will provide truckers and trucking business owners with information on how to stay in compliance.”

Major said the presentation will focus on truck safety and the posting and bonding of state roads.

Participating in the presentation will be Rion Stann, motor carrier enforcement supervisor for the Pennsylvania State Police; and Robert W. Hassel Jr., P.E., maintenance service engineer with PennDOT.

For more information, please contact Major’s Montrose district office at (570) 278-3374.

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Old Time Fiddlers At Thompson UMC

On Friday, July 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Old Time Fiddlers, which will be celebrating over 30 years of performing and promoting the music that is part of our heritage, will be sharing their talents at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

Steve Jacobi, Craig Gehrig and Dale Teeple began this group in 1992 and have been performing traditional tunes in concert throughout the tri-state area. Steve has been playing fiddle for 28 years, Craig is well known for his guitar works, and Dale is a master at the piano. Jay Brooks joined the group in 2001 playing the bass.

The group, which at times has as many as 25 members playing fiddles, guitars, banjos, bass, clogging, and singing, are from a variety of occupational backgrounds, brought together by the love of music. They will perform a variety of bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, Irish and Scottish tunes.

Last summer during their performance, the church had a full house of toe-tapping and hand-clapping people. Tickets will be sold Friday evening and refreshments will be available during intermission. Join the Thompson UMC again this year to enjoy the music of our heritage.

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Upcoming Program At St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of New Milford has announced a program in observance of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Susquehanna County. The event, called “Give Me That Old Time Religion,” will be held on Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. The program will include a reading of Evening Prayer from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer which would have been heard in 1826 when St. Mark’s was built, a performance by the Note-A-Bells, a community-wide bell choir, and the singing of several old-time Gospel hymns. The Rev’d Randy Webster, priest at St. Mark’s, will officiate. Following the program will be an ice cream social.

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Church To Celebrate G. B. Anniversary

The Great Bend Alliance Church, located at 160 Randolph Street in Great Bend, will be participating in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Great Bend on July 17. There will be many exciting activities going on at the church that day.

There will be free popcorn and lemonade available from 12:00-4:00 p.m. There will be a Wii bowling competition for ages 10 and up from 12:00-4:00 p.m. There will be children’s games and a bounce tent from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Illusionist Gary Croniser will perform his amazing illusions that will leave you amazed and astounded at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the Wii competition, phone 570-879-2741 or e-mail

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Susky High 40th Class Reunion Scheduled

The Susquehanna Community High School Class of 1970 will be holding their 40th-year class reunion on July 31 at P.J. O'Hare's, starting at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are due by July 17.

Contact information is still needed on the following individuals: Jim Avery, William Clark, John Duffy, Nancy Johnson Stacy, Cynthia Slocum Ackley, Michael Klym, and Michael O'Malley. Please contact either Rita Hobart Kelley at 607-724-2219 or Nancy Glasgow Narma at 570-853-3690. A roster of classmates’ email and mailing addresses will be distributed after the event for future contacts. Hope to see you there!

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St. Paul’s Announces Service Of Healing

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Montrose has announced a Public Service of Healing with anointing and the Laying-On-Of-Hands on Sunday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. The Rev’d Paul Walker will officiate and preach at the service. The Public Services of Healing is 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.

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St. Matthew’s Announces Summer Services

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Stevensville has announced the opening of their summer services for Saturday, July 10 at 5:00 p.m. Services will be held there every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. through September 4. St. Matthew’s is under the care of St. Paul’s Church in Montrose. The Rev’d Paul Walker, Rector of St. Paul’s, will officiate and preach at the service.

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The monthly Second Sunday Vesper service will be held on July 11, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, PA.

Helen Jones and Lorna Davenport will be greeters and Duane Hinds will welcome the congregation. The Rev. Jane Pykus will be the reader of lessons. Special music will be provided by Sarah Bertsch and Julie Caterson Deutermann. Julie is a graduate of Montrose Area High School, Gettysburg College and Bryn Mawr College. She is a social worker in the Spring-Ford Area School District in Royersford, PA. She is a well-known and accomplished pianist.

A salad buffet will be served in the Parish House. All are welcome.

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