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Issue Home August 11, 2010 Site Home

Senior Menu

Program Helps Families Connect
Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches
Harford Fair Initiates Scholarship
Major Announces August Office Hours
Nicholson Bridge Day Set For September 12


August 11

TRAP SHOOTING with a twist, Wed. nights, 5:30 p.m. at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club, Hallstead.

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.

LIBRARY LOTTERY PICNIC & DRAWING, Sat., August 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Forest Lake Fire Hall.

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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., August 15, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

August 14-15

LANESBORO COMMUNITY YARD SALE DAYS, August 14 & 15 in Lanesboro.

DESSERT THEATER, “Never Get Smart with an Angel,” August 14 & 15, 3:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. For info call 570-836-6986.

August 18

DINNER, Wed., August 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

August 19

BENEFIT DINNER for Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna Co., August 19, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Inn at Montrose. For info call 278-4102.

3D ARCHERY SHOT, first and third Thurs. & third Sun. of the month at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club, Hallstead.

August 20

CAR WASH to benefit Susky cross country team, August 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Susky High School.

August 20-21

THEATER UNDER THE STARS, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” August 20 & 21, 7:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. For info call 570-836-6986.

August 21

CHICKEN BBQ, Sat., August 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at East Ararat UM Church. Eat in or take out.

GUN RAFFLE & PIG ROAST to benefit Browndale Fire Co., Sat., August 21, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Browndale Sportsmen’s Club Grounds.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, August 21, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church.

BINGO, Sat., August 21, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., August 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.

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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.

Senior Center Menu August 16 - 20

Monday, August 16: London broil, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, ww bread, mixed berry crisp.

Tuesday, August 17: spaghetti and meatballs, steamed garlic escarole, Italian brad, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, August 18: bbq chicken, cole slaw, baked potato, biscuit, crackers, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, August 19: crab cakes, sautéed broccoli, cauliflower & tomatoes, crackers, pineapple.

Friday, August 20: steak and peppers, roasted potatoes, rye bread, crackers, nectarines.

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Program Helps Families Connect

Be honest - does your child sometimes drive you a little crazy?! Is parenting more difficult than it used to be with homework, friends, and activities to manage? Well, you are not alone!

Join other great parents like you in a wonderful, family-oriented program called Strengthening Families, for parents and youth ages 10-14. This fun, free program will be offered seven Tuesday nights from September 28 - November 9, from 5:30-8:00 p.m., in the Blue Ridge School Cafeteria. It will bring together parents/caregivers and their kids to: share their dreams, wishes and goals for the future; learn the most effective ways to communicate with each other; develop great problem-solving skills to handle problems as they arise; increase and enhance family bonding; decrease risky behaviors like teen drug and alcohol abuse.

Several families from Blue Ridge School District participated last spring in the Strengthening Families Program in Montrose. Penn State Extension is thrilled to be able to bring this program to Blue Ridge! Participants report that their families are closer, are working better together to prevent and resolve everyday issues, and have reduced tension and frustration in their households. Kids, especially, report remembering and using some of the lessons they’ve learned to deal with difficult peer issues and to communicate better with their parents.

There is no cost for this program, and it is open to all families! Register to participate in the Strengthening Families Program, and you and your family will receive: a family supper each Thursday night; child care for younger children; gifts and prizes - just for attending; great information and resources; opportunities to meet other families in your community!

Call Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County at 278-1158 or e-mail to register. Please register by September 21.

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Senator Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Friday, August 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose from 2-3 p.m. to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.

Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary. Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s toll-free number, 1-800-443-5772, with questions and concerns.

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Harford Fair Initiates Scholarship

Where can you bid on prize winning pies and cakes, support a scholarship program, and enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair? You can do all three at the Harford Fair in Susquehanna County on Monday, August 16, at 4:30 p.m. when a live auction will take place outside Vegetable Hall on the fair grounds.

The highest bidders will walk away with the first and second place prize winning pies, cakes, and other baked goods. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the new Harford Fair Scholarship Program. This is the tenth year for the auction. Prior to that, no one ever got to eat any of those delicious homemade baked goods because they were judged and then left on display throughout fair week. Comments were made year after year voicing the concern of what a wasteful thing to do. So ten years ago the auction was initiated and has grown year after year.

Each of the last two years, the auction has raised over $3,000. The money was donated to two families whose children were severely injured in accidents. This year the money will go to another worthy cause supporting the new scholarship program. Depending on this year’s proceeds, a scholarship will be awarded to a college student or students who have been involved in some aspect of the fair either as a volunteer, an exhibitor, or a worker. Applications are available on the fair website at or can be picked up in the secretary’s office on the fair grounds. The deadline for applications is September 1.

So plan to be at the fair and take home prize winning baked goods and at the same time support the Harford Fair Scholarship. If you can’t be at the fair for the auction, donations can be sent directly to Nancy Tyler, Harford Fair Secretary, Harford Fair Scholarship Program, Box 288, Harford, PA 18823.

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Major Announces August Office Hours

HARRISBURG - Rep. Sandra Major (R-Wayne/Susquehanna/Wyoming) will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Preston Township Building on Crosstown Highway (Route 370) in Lakewood.

"My satellite office hours are an excellent time for those residents in the northern part of Wayne County to receive personal assistance with any state-related matter or discuss with me an idea, concern or problem regarding a legislative issue," said Major.

Major's legislative district includes Buckingham, Lebanon, Manchester, Mount Pleasant, Oregon, Scott and Preston townships, part of Clinton Township and the Borough of Starrucca in Wayne County.

Constituents in Wayne County also are encouraged to contact her district office on 16501 S.R. 706, Suite 2, Montrose, PA 18801. The telephone number is (570) 278-3374. The toll-free number is 1-800-418-5048. Major can also be contacted via her website at or e-mail at

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Nicholson Bridge Day Set For September 12

Final preparations are underway for the 95th celebration of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct. It will take place on Main Street in Nicholson (Rt. 11 and 92) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More than 50 vendors will be offering hand-crafted items, collectibles, food and much more. The Women’s Club, in cooperation with the Masons, will serve a chicken BBQ starting at 11:00 a.m.

Special activities will be held during the day including a pet show and theater, live music presentations, baton twirling and a variety of games and events in close-by Nordahl Park put on by the Boy Scouts. A guided walking tour through Nicholson will provide interested persons a glimpse at various buildings from an architectural point of view.

This year’s special exhibit will be displayed by the Endless Mountain Model Railroad Club showing various train set-ups in HO scale and other train memorabilia. The display will be in the building of Farmers Supply on Main Street.

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