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Senior Menu

Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
Language Courses Available Through County Library
Pickett Announces January Office Hours
QDMA To Present Trail Camera Talk
Vesper Service At St. Paul’s
Yoga Class At B/R Senior Center


January 6

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., January 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., January 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

January 7

DINNER, Fri., January 7 at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

January 7-8

WYOMING CO. PLAYERS present "The Sound of Music," January 7-8, evening shows 7:00 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m. at Tunkhannock Area High School. For info call 836-6986.

January 11

WING NIGHT, Tues., January 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

January 12

WORKSHOP for those who work with challenging children & youth, Wed., January 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at EMA Conference Room, Co. Office Building, Montrose. For info/registration call 278-1158.

January 15

PROGRAM: “Thinking About Running for Local Office?” Sat., January 15, 10:00 a.m. - noon at County Office Building, lower conference room, Montrose. For info call (570) 278-1158.

January 24

MOBILE VET CENTER, Mon., January 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Rep. Boback’s office, Tunkhannock.

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Senior Center Menu January 10 - 14

Monday, January 10: herbed whitefish, steamed broccoli & cauliflower, wild rice pilaf, grain bread, tangerine, chocolate chip cookie.

Tuesday, January 11: beef stew, buttered noodles, ww dinner roll, fruited jello.

Wednesday, January 12: stuffed shells, Italian salad, Italian green beans, garlic bread, tropical fruit.

Thursday, January 13: baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/chives, corn, ww bread, tapioca pudding.

Friday, January 14: sloppy Joes, potato salad, vegetable bean soup, sandwich roll, crackers, brownie.

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Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary

On Friday, January 7, 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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Language Courses Available Through County Library

The Susquehanna County Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system, featuring eleven popular languages and ESL Spanish.

Mango is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for almost all needs. It can be accessed from home with a library card, and you can set up an account to track your progress. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses integrate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows users to draw connections between pieces of information they have already learned.

All languages (except Arabic, which will be enhanced later in the year) are available in two versions. Mango Complete is a 100-lesson course designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings and helpful phrases in a short period of time; it's perfect for beginners and travelers.

"We are thrilled to be able to add Mango Languages to our resources," says Administrator-Librarian Susan Stone. "We have many patrons who want to learn a new language or brush up their skills, whether it's for business, travel, self-improvement, or just for fun." The Susquehanna County Library was able to add the database despite the continuing budget cuts by re-allocating materials dollars and getting a discounted package with fewer languages than the normal subscription. "We are constantly evaluating the needs and requests of our users to maximize the value of what we can afford," adds Stone. Mango Languages joins the popular family history suite Heritage Quest in the list of online resources offered at Don't have a computer? You can use the ones at the Library's four locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna).

For more information, contact the library via their website ( or at 570-278-1881.

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Pickett Announces January Office Hours

TOWANDA - Even as the new 2011-12 legislative session is beginning in January, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is reminding residents in Susquehanna County about her satellite office location and hours for the month of January.

Staff from Pickett's office will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month: January 12 and 26 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's staff can help assist with information and applications for various state programs and services and can help facilitate referrals to state agencies.

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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QDMA To Present Trail Camera Talk

The ever increasing popularity of trail (deer) cameras has led the directors of the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) to schedule a free talk about how to make the best use of these devices in your deer habitat management endeavors.

QDMA Biologist Kip Adams will present a power point aided talk that will show how to use the cameras to survey a deer population, determine the deer density in your area, gain information about the adult sex ratio and age structure and also fawn recruitment rate. The talk will emphasize camera placement, how to analyze and interpret survey data, and how to use trail cameras to scout for deer season.

Mr. Adams is also the QDMA’s National Northern Reach Coordinator and has worked as a biologist in New Hampshire. Susquehanna Branch Director Dave Taylor, of Montrose, in describing Mr. Adams’ said, “Kip lives in Tioga County, Pennsylvania so he knows how to hunt in our type of woods and farmland. Kip is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely helpful with all things deer related.”

The talk is scheduled for January 13 at the Inn at Montrose. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. with the talk starting at 7 p.m. This talk is open to everyone; the branch directors encourage youth, including Boy and Girl Scouts, 4H members and young hunters, along with experienced hunters to come and hear Mr. Adams. For more information or to make reservations, call Branch secretary Bob Wagner at 278-9363.

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The monthly Community Vespers Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9 at Historic St. Paul's Church, Montrose, PA. The evening service will be followed by a light supper in the Parish House.

The Vespers Service is conducted by laypersons from the Montrose area churches. The laity serve as worship leaders and greeters. Local musicians who provide appropriate meditative musical selections join them in setting the quiet tone for the end of day worship.

The word Vespers means “night” and was said and sung at the end of the day in churches both in the East and West.

Some regular community vespers services are completely areligious (or at least are not sponsored by any church) and serve simply as a time for quiet contemplation in the evening hours.

On Sunday, January 9, Duane Hinds will welcome the congregation. H. Chase and Cornelia Page will be greeters. Special music will be under the direction of Father Gerald Safko and Jean Starzec The introit will be played by Johanna Reed, French horn soloist.

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Yoga Class At B/R Senior Center

A free 6-week session of Yoga is being offered for Adults (age 60+). Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program, the class will be held at the Blue Ridge Senior Community Center (Great Bend). Two levels will be offered:

Adaptive Chair yoga (no mat needed), which allows the participants to receive the same benefits as a regular yoga practice while in the comfort and security of a chair. Movements are gentle and easy. Each class, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will include breathing techniques, yoga postures and will conclude with a meditation.

Hatha yoga (bring a yoga mat), which is for beginning and intermediate students, will include breathing techniques, yoga postures and meditation and will begin at 11:00 a.m. A regular yoga practice can improve flexibility and strength. Regular meditation practice can relieve stress and tension.

The classes will be held Mondays, January 24 - February 28. James Eagle Feather Holley, a registered yoga teacher (RYT), will teach the class which will include instruction on yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. Students should wear loose fitting clothing. Registration is required as class size is limited. To register call the Senior Center at 879-2896, indicating the session (Chair or Hatha yoga) you are requesting, by January 17.

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