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Senior Menu

Pickett Announces August Office Hours
Blueberry Barn Dance Scheduled
106th Price Family Reunion Scheduled
Sunday Picnic At Thompson UMC
SCED Announces Upcoming Meeting
Seminar: Understanding Drinking Water Reports
Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
Vesper Service At St. Paul's
Parish Feast Day At Christ Church
Day Of Caring In Susq. County



August 4

CONCERT - Rich Wilson, Wed., August 4, 7:00 p.m. at Chinchilla UM Church. Free. For info call 226-6207.

VETERAN’S OPEN HOUSE, August 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Salvation Army’s Ladore Conference Center, Waymart. For info call 570-488-6129.

August 6-7

BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, August 6-7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Green in Montrose. For info call 278-1881.

CRAFT FESTIVAL, August 6-7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose.

August 6-8

CONFERENCE - Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Scranton, August 6-8. For info call 570-344-2214.

MUSICAL: Brigadoon, August 6-7, 6:00 p.m. & August 8, 2:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson.

August 7

HARVEST OF THE ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL, Sat., August 7 in downtown Susquehanna. For info call 570-836-7222.

WOODSMEN’S COMPETITION, Sat., August 7, 3:00 p.m. at Wayne County Fair. For info call 570-253-0930.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., August 7, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

NEW CREATION, August 7, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. All welcome.

PICNIC - Birchardville School & Historical Association, Sat., August 7, noon at the Grange Hall in Birchardville. Bring dish to pass, dessert and table service. All welcome.

August 8

REGISTRATION DEADLINE, August 8, for Water Rescue Class to be held August 14-15 at Union Dale Fire Station. For registration/info call 570-679-5221.

ORGAN CONCERT, Sun., August 8 at Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna.

SUNDAY PICNIC, Sun., August 8, 11:00 a.m. at Thompson UM Church.

August 12

LAWN SUPPER, Thurs., August 12, 5:00 p.m. at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food pantry.

August 12-14

RUMMAGE SALE, Thurs., August 12 – Sat. August 14, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna.

August 14

SCRABBLE RUN to benefit Co. Literacy Program, August 14, 9:00 a.m. registration at ball field, Rt. 11, Hallstead; ride begins 10:00 a.m. For info call 570-465-2880.

OLD TIME HYMNS by Carl T & Friends, August 14, 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. All welcome.

August 15

EVENSONG for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin, Sun., August 15, 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. English tea to follow.

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Senior Center Menu August 2 - 6

Monday, August 2: stuffed peppers, mixed vegetables, pierogies, wheat roll, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, August 3: romaine salad w/ chicken, multigrain bread, cheesecake w/ cherries.

Wednesday, August 4: broiled whitefish, green beans, orzo-rice pilaf, ww bread, peaches.

Thursday, August 5: meatloaf, steamed broccoli, buttered noodles, ww roll, summer fruit.

Friday, August 6: beans and franks, oven fries, ww bread, crackers, watermelon.

Senior Center Menu August 9 - 13

Monday, August 9: roast turkey, stuffing, peas, cranberry sauce, butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, August 10: steak salad, baked potato wedges, wheat roll, crackers, chocolate chip cookie bar.

Wednesday, August 11: eggplant parmesan, spinach salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon sorbet.

Thursday, August 12: chicken and provolone sandwich, potato salad, bread stick, fruit salad.

Friday, August 13: sweet and sour pork, steamed snap peas, white rice, multigrain bread, peach.

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Pickett Announces August Office Hours

TOWANDA - To help provide easier access for the residents of Sullivan and Susquehanna County to address state-related issues, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) has announced the dates and hours for her monthly satellite office locations for the month of August.

Staff will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month: Aug. 11 and Aug. 25, 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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106th Price Family Reunion Scheduled

The descendants of Daniel Q. and Rachel Owens Price will hold their 106th family reunion on Saturday, August 14, at the Union Dale firemen's grounds.

Those attending are asked to sign in at the registration table staring at 11 a.m. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m.; outlets are available for crock pots and coolers are welcome for any cold food items.

Following lunch a family meeting will be held to discuss next year's reunion and election of officers. Auction items are encouraged as proceeds will fund the Price Family Scholarship. Children's games and a trap shoot will also round out the day’s planned activities.

Family members planning to attend college following their 2010 graduation from high school are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Please apply for the scholarship by contacting President Keith Foster at 570-679-2886. For other information contact Secretary Dick Butler at 717-677-9292 or Treasurer Roslyn Ream at 717-259-8524. Charlie Foster is presently serving at vice-president.

This year Patricia Peltz will be on hand with her pictorial history of eastern Susquehanna County, "The Beechwood Settlers."

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Sunday Picnic At Thompson UMC

A summer Sunday Picnic will be held on the church property at the Thompson United Methodist Church on the corner of Main Street. Everyone looking for good food and fellowship is welcome to attend on Sunday, August 8, at 11:00 a.m.

A covered dish picnic with hot dogs and beverages, along with desserts galore, will be provided following a short worship service.

Pastor Lloyd Canfield invites all persons in the neighborhood to come and join the celebration. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be held in the church dining room.

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SCED Announces Upcoming Meeting

The Susquehanna County Economic Development Board and the Progress Authority will host a Susquehanna County Economic Development breakfast meeting on Thursday, August 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the Summit Tea Room in New Milford. The Progress Authority will present special awards and an economic development update. Scott F. Linde, President of Linde Enterprises, Inc., will be the Featured Speaker. Reservations are required; please contact Kim at the Progress Authority at 888-263-0937 by August 16 to make reservations, or for more information.

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Seminar: Understanding Drinking Water Reports

TOWANDA - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) encourages local residents to learn more about interpreting drilling water reports at two local seminars being presented by the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Towanda and Dimock.

"The quality of our water supplies is of critical importance to everyone who is affected by drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation, and the reports generated on our water quality will provide property owners with essential information," Pickett said. "However, the highly technical information contained in the water quality reports can sometimes be difficult to interpret, even for the most knowledgeable scientists. That is why these two seminars are being held, and I am grateful to the Penn State Cooperative Extension and its partners for their public outreach efforts to ensure these reports are easily understood."

Participants will learn how to understand the complicated water pre- and post-test reports, as well as drinking water standards, chain-of-custody, various water test parameters, and comparing test results with standards. Bryan Swistock, Penn State water resource extension associate, and Mark Madden, Penn State Extension agent, will discuss the management of private water supplies and interpretation of test reports.

The program is sponsored by the Penn State Master Well Owner Network with funding and support from Penn State Cooperative Extension, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.

The two-hour seminars will be held for residents of Bradford and Susquehanna counties on the following dates:

Thursday, Aug. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Towanda Gun Club, Route 187 South, Towanda. Residents attending this seminar should call (570) 265-2896 to preregister.

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Elk Lake High School, 100 School House Rd., Dimock. Residents attending this seminar should preregister by calling (570) 278-1158.

These seminars are for informational purposes only; no part of the presentation is to be considered legal advice. More information is available on Pickett's website at

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Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary

On Friday, August 6, 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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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The August Vesper Service will be held on Sunday, August 8, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church Street, Montrose, PA.

Kristen and Tom Follert will be greeters and Mary Lee Fitzgerald will welcome the congregation. The Reverend Janet Watrous will be the reader for this service. Jacob Myers and Louise Smith will present special music. Jacob is a junior at the Montrose Area High School. He was selected by competitive audition to attend District, Regional and All State Chorus this year. Tom Follert is his vocal coach. Mary Ann DeWitt will be organist for this service.

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

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Parish Feast Day At Christ Church

Christ Church, Susquehanna, has announced its annual observance of the Solemnity of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior Jesus Christ for Sunday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. The Rev’d Randy Webster, priest at Christ Church, will officiate and preach. The Feast of the Transfiguration is the traditional “feast of title” or parish patronal feast day for parishes bearing the name “Christ Church,” and is one of three parish festivals that Christ Church observes, the other two being Corpus Christi and the Feast of Christ the King.

Christ Church is a welcoming and affirming church in the Anglican tradition, and is located at 1107 West Main Street in Susquehanna.

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Day Of Caring In Susq. County

It’s only one day, but it’s the day that many Susquehanna County residents, companies, churches, labor and civic organizations will be coming together to make a difference in our community! You, too, can make a difference by volunteering during the first United Way Day of Caring on Saturday, September 11.

Involvement in Day of Caring will allow you to choose from a variety of projects at local non-profits. These projects can range from construction and repairs to landscaping and much more.

This will be a wonderful way to demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish.

The United Way is committed to promoting the spirit and value of volunteerism and making a positive, lasting impact on the communities it serves. For more information about United Way or to sign up for the Day of Caring, please call (570) 465-3868 or visit

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