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Now – Lent

HOMEMADE SOUPS: Winter sales ongoing, 12+ varieties available now thru April 8. Take-out only. Pick-up 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware Street, Forest City. $5 per frozen pint. Call early for your favorites. Reserve yours at: 570-785-3425.

Now – April 7

LENTEN PIZZA SALES: Ready to cook at home, 12-cut pie. Pick-up Fridays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware Street, Forest City. 3-Cheese, $14; Pagash pie, $16. Order ahead: 570-785-3425.

Now – April

HEALING SERVICES: Sundays, 9:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. There are times we all need to heal from something… from alcohol or drugs, from pain, heartache or discomfort. No questions or requirements. Just bring an open heart to receive the blessings of the Lord's Healing Love. Coffee hour follows each service.

April 1

FREE EASTER DINNER FIXIN'S: All the things to make a family Easter Dinner; includes ham, pineapple, potatoes, biscuit mix, string beans, corn, pie crust and filling. Pre-registration only. Call 570-309-7569 by Wednesday, March 22. Pick-up Saturday, 8:00am - 11:00am at the South Gibson United Methodist Church.

April 6

HOLY THURSDAY SERVICE: 7:00pm at East Ararat Methodist Church. Jen Russell will be the speaker.

April 7

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: 7:00pm at Thompson United Methodist Church. Brenda Tiffany will be the speaker.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: 7:00pm at Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

April 9

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 6:30am at East Ararat Methodist Church. Breakfast to follow. Ed Cameron will be the speaker.

EASTER SERVICES: 7:00 and 11:00am at Susquehanna Methodist Church.

EASTER SERVICE: 9:45am at North Jackson United Methodist Church.

EASTER SERVICE: 10:30am at Thompson United Methodist Church. Ed Cameron will be the speaker.

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Coterra to Cover Cost of Lunch for Farm & Home Day

Coterra Energy is looking forward to gathering with land owners, industry partners, and other friends at the 33nd annual Susquehanna County Farm and Home Day, which will be held on Monday, April 10 at Elk Lake High School. Guests and vendors of the event, previously known as Ag Day, are invited to a free lunch, sponsored by Coterra.

"Lunchtime has become one of the most popular activities at Farm and Home Day," said Coterra external affairs manager Bill desRosiers. "Not only do people look forward to catching up with their neighbors over a good meal, you always find yourself talking to someone new. Coterra is glad to be part of that experience."

The Farm and Home Show began as Dairy Day. The event is coordinated by the Penn State Extension and provides opportunities for consumers to meet with vendors of ag-related products, talk to representatives from health-focused agencies, sit in on classes with Penn State educators, and win some prizes via activities conducted by youth-oriented organizations like Susquehanna County 4-H and the Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Court.

"Farm and Home Day is a much-anticipated event that addresses more aspects of rural living every year," desRosiers stated. "We are always impressed by the variety of participants and very appreciative of the Penn State Extension for the hard work they put into it."

Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria from 11:00am to 1:00pm and will consist of ham, macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Though the meal is free, registration is required to give the cafeteria staff a solid head count. Interested readers need to register by Monday, April 3, by calling 877-345-0691 or log on to

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GFCBA Annual Teague Trail Trot

Submitted by Juliann Doyle

The Greater Forest City Business Alliance is excited to announce the Second Annual "Forest City Teague Trail Trot 5K and Community Walk" to be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, on the D & H Trail. Race location is at the trailhead on Commerce Boulevard in Forest City, start is scheduled for 10:00am with a 1 mile "Community Fun Walk" to follow immediately thereafter.

In January 2022, Forest City lost a longtime resident and "running icon", Donny Teague at the age of 91. For all who knew Don, he was "always running". He was known and will be remembered for his true love of the sport, boundless energy and his colorful and attention-grabbing outfits when hitting the pavement. He was also a faithful supporter, advocate and statistician for the Forest City Regional Cross-Country Team, for more than 20 years. He was committed to the success of those student athletes and made sure each team member had the support they needed to cross the finish line. He was out on the course until they were in. We are honored to recognize Don with this event and beginning in 2023, the race will perpetually be named the "Forest City Teague Trail Trot".

In line with Donny's joy of running in, around and through Forest City and beyond, funds raised from this race will be earmarked to support projects connecting local commerce to our region's outdoor experience. Specifically, in 2023, the GFCBA is working to support multiple community projects including the Center Street Park renovation, a seasonal video creation of our area to draw attention to us for travel and commerce and other projects to improve town aesthetics, such as a sculpture trail and an expanding mural program.

The 5K race is a chipped and timed race, assisted by the Scranton Running Company. Awards for the 5K will be presented for 7 age groups, male and female categories. Top Male and Top Female Finisher Awards will also be presented. One-mile walkers will not be chipped or timed, but 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in order across the finish line.

Race fees for the 5K are $25 until April 16th and then increase to $30 until April 30th. 5K registration will be $35 thereafter. Fees for the community walk are $15 until April 16th and then increase to $17.50 until April 30th. Community walk registration will be $20 thereafter. All participants registered by May 3rd, 2023 can choose their commemorative race t-shirt size and will receive them on race day. A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event.

In addition to race participants, we are also seeking sponsors and donors to add to this event's success. We are asking local businesses to support our mission through sponsorships, donations and other items needed for race day. Both race registrations and monetary donations/sponsorships can be completed at VisitForestCity, which features links to lead you to our secure race website. If you would like to donate any necessary race items or volunteer during the event, please reach out to

We would LOVE for our whole Forest City commUNITY to be a part of the fun on May 21st!

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SSS To Present Steel Drum Band Concert

The Susquehanna Symphony Society (SSS) will present the Binghamton High School Steel Drum Band, "The JuiceBlenders," in concert at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 23, at the Historic Montrose Theater, 38 Public Avenue, Montrose.

The Band was founded by its current director, Joel Smales, in 1999. What started out as only a few steel pans has turned into a strong force in the musical life of the Rod Sterling School of Fine Arts at Binghamton High School, throughout the Southern Tier and Northeast Pennsylvania.

The Band has performed at numerous percussive arts festivals, events and concerts across the United States. They have performed with noted musicians like Harry Belafonte, Andy Norrell, Zorro, Dave Mancini, and Liam Teague. The Juice Blenders have released five CD recordings to date and are currently working on their sixth. Currently, they perform traditional Island tunes, Calypsos and originals written by Mr. Smales and members of the band.

Students in grades 9-12 may participate in the ensemble. You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram and like them on Facebook.

Tickets are $10 for the concert. Pay at the door. Seating is limited. For advance tickets, and for more information, please call 570-396-5813. Children and students 17 and under are free, courtesy of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.

The Theater will keep the concession stand open throughout the concert.

The Susquehanna Symphony Society (SSS) was founded in 2022 to introduce and foster the musical life of Susquehanna County. The next concert will be Ragtime Rick Pedro at the Jazz Piano, 7:00pm on May 6, at the VFW, 16972 State Route 706.

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The History of What We Eat

Submitted by Ann Vitale

A fast paced lecture presented by the Montrose Area Adult School at 2:00pm on April 6 will trace the impact of transportation, inventions, big business, wars and politics on our current foods. Even those cattle drives weren't what you saw on the movie screen.

Learn how Coca Cola became one of the largest companies in the world while not owning much except the secret formula. On the day that you read this, one out of every four people on the planet will drink a Coke.

How did we get from SWAT, Sell What's Available Today, otherwise called seasonal supply and eating, to expecting every possible fruit, vegetable, and meat to be at our grocery store year round?

Learn about the psychology of advertising and social pressure on the change in our eating habits.

Handouts with pertinent dates and facts as well as old recipes will be available.

Registration for class 602, April 6, at St. Paul's in Montrose are appreciated. Walk-ins will be accepted.

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