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Senior Menu

Exhibit At St. Mark’s
Exhibit To Celebrate County’s Anniversary
Bailey Family Reunion Scheduled
LCCC Announces Fall Registration
Program: Interpret Water Test Reports
Rail-Trail Announces Monthly Meeting
St. Paul’s Announces Arts & Crafts Festival
Blueberry Festival Volunteers Needed
St. Paul’s Forms Summer Choir


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

EVENING OF MUSIC with Appalachin Bible College’s Gospel Heralds, Thurs., July 22, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead.

FIREMEN’S PARADE, Thurs., July 22, 7:00 p.m. in Clifford.

July 22-24

CLIFFORD TWP. VOL. FIRE CO. PICNIC, July 22-24 at Fairgrounds, Clifford.

SUSQUEHANNA HOMETOWN DAYS, July 22-24, 6:00-11:00 p.m. on Erie Blvd. by Fire Station, Susquehanna.

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.

PARADE, Fri., July 23, 6:30 p.m. in Susquehanna.

SAVVY CLINIC, Fri., July 23, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in South Gibson. For info call 570-756-3036.

FIREWORKS, Fri., July 23, 10:30 p.m. in Clifford.

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.

FIREWORKS, Sat., July 24, dusk in Susquehanna.

PHOTO EXHIBIT: photos from late 19th and 20th Century Susquehanna Co., Sat., July 24, noon at Christ Church, Susquehanna.

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.

DOTTY GOODMAN in song & testimony, Sun., July 25, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. For info call 396-6331.

July 26-30

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 26-30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Susquehanna. Ages 4-11.

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.

July 28

MEETING - Clifford Township Advisory Committee, July 28, 7:00 p.m. in the Clifford Township Municipal Building. All welcome.

July 31

BROOKLYN DAYS, Sat., July 31 in Brooklyn.

BOOK SALE, Sat., July 31, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Soldier’s Orphan School, Orphan School Rd.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., July 31, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. All welcome.

August 1

MUSIC IN THE PARK, Sun., August 1, 10:30 a.m. worship, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. music, behind the Clifford Fireman’s Fairgrounds. Bring chair.

STEVENS FAMILY REUNION, Sun., August 1, 12:30 p.m. at Hareridge Sportsmen’s Club, outside of Lawton. Descendents of Aden, Cyrus, Oliver & Harvey Stevens. Bring table service and covered dish/dessert to share. For more info/to RSVP call 570-278-3948 or 570-278-3730.

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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.

Senior Center Menu July 26 - 30

Monday, July 26: white bean tuna salad, tabouli salad, ww bread, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, July 27: hamburger, corn cobette, 3 bean salad, ww bun, chocolate sorbet.

Wednesday, July 28: pork and pea carbonara, spaghetti, garlic bread, chunky applesauce.

Thursday, July 29: Swedish meatballs, green salad, rice pilaf, grain roll, melon cubes.

Friday, July 30: baked ham, lima beans, mashed sweet potatoes, rye bread, spiced apples.

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Exhibit At St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Milford will host a display of historical pieces about the presence of the Episcopal Church in Susquehanna County called “The Episcopal Church in Susquehanna County.” The exhibit will be on display on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. The exhibit is traveling throughout Susquehanna County this summer to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Susquehanna County in 1810. To view the exhibit at other times please call the church at 570-465-3896.

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Exhibit To Celebrate County’s Anniversary

Christ Episcopal Church in Susquehanna will host a display of historical photos exhibit called “Images of Susquehanna: Photos of Susquehanna from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries” on Saturday, July 24. The opening reception, which will include a live jazz session by local Susquehanna artists, will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church, which is located at 1107 West Main Street. The exhibit, provided by the Susquehanna Historical Society, is traveling throughout Susquehanna County this summer to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Susquehanna County in 1810.

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Bailey Family Reunion Scheduled

The Ebenezer Bailey family of Lebanon, Connecticut will celebrate their 200th year in Susquehanna County this year. Blackman’s history states that the settlement called Kentuck was once known as “Five Partners.” Traveling from Connecticut in the year 1810, William Abel, Ebenezer Bailey, James Chandler, Hazard Powers and Daniel Brewster came to claim land; Brewster died and his land was then sold to Elisha Williams. They settled and raised their families; now many have moved to other parts of the country.

The Ebenezer Bailey family still remains and holds a reunion once a year. This year, on the 200th anniversary, they will hold the reunion at the Gibson Methodist Church on August 8. A covered dish luncheon will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Bailey Assoc. extends an invitation to the remaining Abel, Chandler, Powers and Williams families to join in this dinner. Anyone interested in more information should call J. Houghton at 570-853-3720.

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LCCC Announces Fall Registration

Luzerne County Community College will offer credit courses for the fall 2010 semester in Tunkhannock, Elk Lake, and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Tunkhannock will be held at Tunkhannock Area High School on Wednesday, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, August 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for classes in Elk Lake will be held at Elk Lake High School on Wednesday, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Off-campus classes for the fall semester will begin on Monday, August 30. For more information, call LCCC at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 2-835 or 2-826.

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Program: Interpret Water Test Reports
Submitted By Joann Kowalski

A program on how to interpret pre and post gas drilling water test reports will be presented on August 11, at the Elk Lake High School auditorium from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to help folks understand the water test reports being supplied as part of mostly pre-drilling water testing, but also some post drilling testing as well.

Participants will learn about drinking water standards, chain-of-custody, the various water test parameters, and how to compare their results with standards. In many cases, these tests identify pre-existing problems that homeowners may not have been aware of. Basic water system management will be covered as well as how to treat pre-existing water quality problems.

Material covered will include: management of private water supplies; how to interpret a water test report; and a question and answer session. Presenters for the program include Bryan Swistock, Water Resource specialist, Penn State University and Mark Madden, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Sullivan County.

There will be no cost for participating in the program. To register to attend the program, please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Susquehanna County at (570) 278-1158.

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Rail-Trail Announces Monthly Meeting

The Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 22 at the Cozy Corner Restaurant, Carbondale, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Updates on trail activities and plans for the D&H Distance Run (Sept. 12) will be discussed.

Plans are being made to present the “Tree Trail” to kids, families and teachers before the end of summer. A family bike ride will be offered on Sunday, July 25 at 9 a.m. at the Forest City Trailhead. Come out and learn about the trail with your kids and family. For more information, call the office at 679-9300.

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St. Paul’s Announces Arts & Crafts Festival

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Montrose has announced its annual Arts and Crafts Festival in conjunction with Montrose’s 31st Annual Blueberry Festival. The Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several baskets will be raffled to benefit Montrose’s Library during the festival and a bake sale will be held at the same time.

Organ demonstrations and tours of the church will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the church.

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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Blueberry Festival Volunteers Needed

The 30th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival will be held Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 on the Village Green and Library Lawn. Cookie Capotosto, Jean Dunn, and Flo Whittaker are chairing the Festival this year, and they're hard at work organizing blueberry food and fun for the celebration.

The book sale is seeking good-quality used books through Friday, July 31. As always, volunteers are eagerly sought, as are donations of crafts, preserves, and good used books. Please call the library at 278-1881 or visit

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