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SCFRW Announces Annual Picnic
Brooklyn Days Fast Approaching
Visitors Bureau Announces Deadline
lFSA Announces Crop Reporting Deadline
FSA Announces Nomination Deadline
Major To Host Seminars For Seniors
Pickett To Offer ID Theft Presentation
St. Matthew’s Named Century Building
St. Paul’s Forms Summer Choir


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.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCING, July 16, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 154, Elk Lake Rd.

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.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., July 17 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

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.

July 22-25

GYPSY, July 22-24, 8:00 p.m. & July 25, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 283-2195.

July 21

DINNER, Wed., July 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

July 23

CLASSIC COUNTRY BAND, round & square dancing, July 23, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 154, Elk Lake Rd.

July 24

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, July 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gibson UM Church. Free.

LAVENDER FESTIVAL, July 24, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose.

FLEA MARKET, Sat., July 24, 9:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Rain date Sat., July 31.

FOOD PICKUP, Angel Food Ministries, Sat., July 24, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church.

July 25

GOLF OUTING sponsored by New Milford Rotary, July 25, 1:00 p.m. at Conklin Players Club. For info/registration call 607-759-6958.

MOTORCYCLE BLESSING, Sun., July 25, 12:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Rain date Sun., August 1.

July 27

RESERVATION DEADLINE, July 27, for West Hill (Susquehanna) Reunion  to be held August 21 at Lanesboro Community Center. Call 607-775-5877 or 570-396-4276.

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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.

Senior Center Menu July 19 - 23

Monday, July 19: spaghetti and meatballs, steamed garlic escarole, Italian bread, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, July 20: bbq chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, biscuit, crackers, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, July 21: crab cakes, broccoli and cauliflower, sandwich roll, crackers, pineapple.

Thursday, July 22: steak & peppers, roasted potatoes, rye bread, nectarine.

Friday, July 23: southwestern chicken, brown rice, corn bread, fruit pie.

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SCFRW Announces Annual Picnic

The Susquehanna County Federation of Republican Women invites all Republicans to its Annual Picnic, July 22. This annual event plans to give the public the opportunity to meet the SCFRW 2010 $1,000 scholarship winner and Blue Ridge graduate Alexandrea White, and to meet some of your 2010 candidates. The picnic will be held on Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at Green Gables. Reservations are required. Please call Cathy at 570-756-2284 for more information.

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Brooklyn Days Fast Approaching

The Brooklyn Historical Society will sponsor “Brooklyn Days” as a major contribution to the 200th anniversary of Susquehanna County on Saturday, July 31. The Society will also honor the local heritage of Brooklyn Township with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn-Hop Bottom Road, the first paved road in Susquehanna County.

Construction of a “Telford Road” began on July 26, 1910 under the supervision of W. C. Adams of Ambler, PA. Adams relied upon the work of two Scottish Engineers, John L. MacAdam (1756-1836) who invented the process of making roads with different sizes of stones, and Thomas Telford (1757-1834) who improved the process.

The all-day event will include pony rides, yard sales, a painting exhibition by Carol Brown of Dimock, children’s games, antique car restorers from Wayne/Pike Counties, bicycle racers and refreshments.

At 2:00 p.m. the annual meeting of the Historical Society will be held in the township building with the featured presentation “The Welsh Connection” by Attorney Dan Morgan, to honor the 100th anniversary of the Telford Road. The public is invited and there will be refreshments following the meeting.

At 5:00 p.m. the Brooklyn School Alumni Dinner will be held in the church hall of the First Universalist Church. This will be a roast beef dinner provided by the women of the Universalist Church. Rev. Paul Gere will preside as toastmaster and present a program entitled “100 years of the Brooklyn School.” The program will include Olde Tyme Singing, and reports on the oldest and youngest graduates. Entertainment will include musical interludes with Paul Gere, Louise Demmer Lewis, and two grandsons of Homer and Doris Gere who play trumpet and trombone. Carlton Sterling, class of 1947, will bring fresh pecans from Georgia to top off the evening.

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Visitors Bureau Announces Deadline

Events that take place between September 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2010-11 Fall/Winter Calendar of Events.

Any public event that is sponsored by a community or non-profit organization can be submitted for the upcoming calendar free of charge. The events must take place in the Endless Mountains Region - Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties - and should be of interest to visitors coming to the area.

To get an event in the calendar, log onto the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau website - - and go to the calendar of events. There, click on “add event” and fill out the online form. Events that have multiple dates that are not consecutive must be submitted individually.

The information will be fed to the bureau via e-mail. Once reviewed, it will be put on the bureau’s website for immediate viewing by the public. The bureau reserves the right to edit and/or delete any submission.

All events received by the July 26 deadline will be printed in the calendar of events brochure for distribution throughout the Endless Mountains Region, the surrounding area, and to potential visitors that request information on the area. Those events submitted after the deadline will appear on the bureau website only.

Anyone without Internet access can contact the bureau and request a calendar of events form. All events must be submitted online or on the form provided by the bureau to ensure accuracy and complete information. For more information or to request a form, call the visitors bureau at 836-5431 or 1-800-769-8999.

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FSA Announces Crop Reporting Deadline

Montrose - Jason Pontillo, County Executive Director for Susquehanna Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminded producers to submit their annual report of acreage for all crops, with the exception of fall seeded small grains (i.e. wheat, rye), to their FSA county office, by July 15. Farms where the acreage is not timely reported will be assessed a late-filing fee in order to retain program benefits.

In addition, producers who participate in the Average Crop Revenue (ACRE) and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) must annually report the previous year's crop production evidence no later than the crop acreage reporting date, July 15.

Producers are required to file an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage to maintain eligibility for a variety of FSA programs.

Program benefits requiring acreage reports include:

Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) payments; Average Crop Revenue Program payments; Commodity Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP); Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Annual Rental Payments; Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Annual Rental Payments; Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL); all Disaster Assistance Programs, including Supplement Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) - failed acreage must be reported within 15 days of the disaster event and before the disposition or destruction of the crop; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Payments.

Producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA county office to file a certification report and crop production evidence before the deadline date. More information on FSA programs can be found at:

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FSA Announces Nomination Deadline

Montrose - Jason Pontillo, Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Susquehanna County reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until August 2 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

“County committees are important to Pennsylvania because they assist local farmers and ranchers,” said Pontillo. “They help deliver federal programs to Susquehanna County, which is an important aspect of our service to agriculture. I encourage all producers to get involved by nominating eligible candidates to serve on county committees.”

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. The local administrative area up for election in 2010 covers the townships of Rush, Auburn, Dimock, Springville, Lathrop and Brooklyn Townships.

Producers may also nominate themselves, and organizations representing minority and women may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and other valuable information about FSA county committee elections are available online at:; click on News & Events, then County Committee Elections. Nomination forms for the 2010 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 2.

FSA county committee members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other important agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are more than 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consist of three to five members who are elected by eligible local producers.

FSA will mail ballots to producers beginning November 5. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 6. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office January 1, 2011.

Between 2003 and 2006, the number of minority and women farmers and ranchers nominated as candidates to FSA county committees nationwide increased 35 percent. Additionally, the number of African American producers nominated as candidates tripled during the same period. Please call the Susquehanna County FSA Office at 570-278-1197 ext. 2 for further details.

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Major To Host Seminars For Seniors

MONTROSE - State Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) is joining efforts with the attorney general’s office to provide two free seminars for interested seniors on how best to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.

“Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation and senior citizens are often targeted,” said Major. “This seminar will make sure residents walk away armed with the information needed to better protect themselves from such a crime. I encourage area seniors to join us for a seminar that can help save you the money, good credit standing, time and aggravation that identity thieves often steal.”

Joyce O’Brien from the Office of the Attorney General will provide information on the latest tricks used by crooks, how to protect good credit and what to do if someone’s identity is stolen.

Two dates and locations are scheduled as follows: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, at Lanesboro Senior Center; and 10:45 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 22, at Lenoxville Senior Center.

Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P. by July 16 to Major’s office at (570) 278-3374.

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Pickett To Offer ID Theft Presentation

TOWANDA - Local residents are encouraged to learn more about protecting themselves from identity theft by attending a free seminar hosted by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).

The seminar will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, at the Towanda Elks Lodge, located at 929 Main St.

"Unfortunately, identity thieves are quickly learning new ways to steal personal information, and that is why it is imperative to stay on top of all the ways these unscrupulous individuals can ruin a person's good name and credit," Pickett said. "Even if someone has been to similar information sessions in the past, I highly encourage anyone to take an hour of their time to attend this one."

The seminar, which is being presented by the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, is open to any resident interested in learning about the latest tricks used by scam artists, ways to protect their credit, and a plan of action if an identity is stolen. Those attending are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.

Seating is limited, so please register by Friday, July 16, to Pickett's office at (570) 265-3124. If unable to attend the seminar, a link to the attorney general's identity theft tool kit is available at

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St. Matthew’s Named Century Building

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Stevensville has been named a Century Building by the Bradford County Historical Society. A special service will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. to mark the occasion and to receive the bronze marker. The Eucharist will be held on the commemoration of William White, first Bishop of Pennsylvania, who dedicated St. Matthew’s in 1824. The Rev’d Paul Walker, Rector of St. Paul’s, will officiate and preach at the service.

Services at St. Matthew’s will be held every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. through September 4. St. Matthew’s is under the care of St. Paul’s Church in Montrose.

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St. Paul’s Forms Summer Choir

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Montrose has announced the formation of a special summer Chamber Choir in conjunction with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Susquehanna County. The choir, under the direction of Randy Webster, will perform on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose.

The first rehearsal is set for Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s. Persons wishing to join the choir are cordially invited to attend. For more information you may phone St. Paul’s at 570-278-2954 and leave a message for Mr. Webster.

Special guest soloist for the performances will be Bryan Jackson, nationally known baritone, who sings with the National Opera Company in Washington, D.C.

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